Despite some torrential downpours of rain Wednesday afternoon, West Bay Heritage Day proved popular with the community, with a steady crowd visiting throughout the day.
Although the persistent downfall of rain throughout the day kept the huge crowds that would usually attend away, the vendors sold most of their food and the West Bay Heritage Committee was happy that the day had been worth all the effort.
‘We stayed until about 8pm in the evening,’ Committee Chairperson Darlene Glidden commented Thursday. ‘We feel it was worth the effort to get people together in such a way and people responded well to the collection towards the restoration of the West Bay Heritage Village which was damaged during Hurricane Ivan.’
A wide assortment of tasty food was on offer, while wonderful craft works also featured. Unfortunately the fireworks, traditional dance competition and skits did not go ahead because of the weather, but the praise and thanksgiving ceremony was held.
Acting Governor George McCarthy made a showing and cobbed, or wound, a coil of rope.
The theme of this year’s Heritage Day was ‘Celebrating Life with Thanksgiving’ and West Bayers indeed proved that no matter what the weather they can come together, have a good time, and help keep each other in good spirits.