The Red Bay Church of God Holiness caroling trailer took to the roads for the 29th consecutive year, spreading Christmas cheer to Cayman residents on Tuesday night.
The choir and accompanying band was loud and colorful as they made their way through the eastern districts of Bodden Town, East End and North Side, with frequent stops along the way, before heading back to Selkirk Drive in George Town.
“We do it to spread the message that Jesus Christ is Lord,” said Kim Evans, pastor of the Red Bay Church of God Holiness. “The traditional way of doing it is going door-to-door but doing it this way we get the whole island involved.
“The Christmas trailer is the brainchild of retired Pastor Bob Thompson, which started in 1986. From then on, it’s just got bigger, and bigger, and bigger,” said Mr. Evans.
He said when the church first started Christmas caroling, the trailer was a bit smaller.
“It was a loan from companies around the island and during that time we were able to get into smaller roads such as Northward. One of the big highlights was visiting Northward Prison to sing Christmas carols for the prisoners [but] over the course of time the trailer got bigger and we were unable to visit the smaller road any longer,” said Mr. Evans.
The late Hubert Bodden donated the larger trailer to the church. “It was really heart sent and a gift to the community. Every year the trailer passes by his home to sing carols and wish everyone in the community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” Mr. Evans said.