Long weekend events on the Brac

Volunteers at last year's Lions Corporate Cup.
Volunteers at last year’s Lions Corporate Cup.

A few social happenings will have Brackers out and about this coming long weekend.

It’s all about enjoying some old-time rock ‘n’ roll under the stars for a good cause at the Full Moon Sock Hop. The party takes place Saturday at Cayman Brac Public Beach.

The $25 tickets for this fundraiser for the National Trust District Committee for Cayman Brac include food and a free drink. The evening will feature a raffle, live auction, dancing, DJ, and an ice cream soda bar – conjuring up the good old days. Poodle skirts recommended but not required.

On Monday, the Lions Club of Cayman Brac will hold its annual Corporate Cup. The free event brings the Brac community together in friendly team competition.

“This is a Lions Club of Cayman Brac project, the aim of which is to encourage community spirit, unity, and to emphasize the importance of physical fitness,” said Kevin Roberts, past club president and member of the Corporate Cup committee.

Participants ages 4 and up are welcome to take part. Teams of four compete in a friendly relay, with All Nations United Pentecostal Church vying to defend its cup title against all comers and hold onto the victors’ trophy for another year.

The event categories include a corporate division, which features both a run and walk, and a high school division, which pits students from the school houses against each other. There is also a reception/primary division for the youngest racers.

The course follows the Stake Bay loop, with the start and finish at the museum, and organizers hope to get things going by 7 a.m.

“We are still looking for teams to participate, and you can pre-register by contacting any member of Lions or register at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event,” said Mr. Roberts.

“We really encourage teams to come out for this fun activity, especially since it’s free,” he said, adding that the event is sponsored by Cayman National Bank and all participants get a T-shirt and water.

For more information, contact committee chair Lion Dionne Smith on 925-7341.