Bodden Town sees in new year with traditional garden party

Webster United Memorial Church celebrated New Year’s Day with a garden party at Manse Road in Bodden Town. 

The church has been hosting garden parties for decades, giving Bodden Towners and visitors to the district an opportunity to take part in a day of fellowship – and also, of course, a chance to indulge in some delicious local food and dancing. 

For most seniors, the party is a once-a-year opportunity to come out and socialize, dance and share stories of the past.  

For youngsters, it was a day of learning about past traditions, dancing around the Maypole with the seniors, and picking presents from Santa’s tree. 

Rexford Miller, Henry Leslie and “Lammie” provided music for the party. 

The Maypole dance is always a popular activity at the New Year

The Maypole dance is always a popular activity at the New Year’s Garden Party.

Reaganne Forrester plays croquet.

Reaganne Forrester plays croquet.

Santa left plenty of presents for the children.

Santa left plenty of presents for the children.

Partygoers enjoy the cassava and yam heavy cakes.

Partygoers enjoy the cassava and yam heavy cakes.

Ryne Rankine gets her face painted by Ashli Welcome.

Ryne Rankine gets her face painted by Ashli Welcome.

Members of Bodden Town

Members of Bodden Town’s Berry and Terry families talk about old times.

Josie Solomon is one Bodden Town senior who always brings something to the party.

Josie Solomon is one Bodden Town senior who always brings something to the party.
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