The Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church held a special service to mark Father’s Day.
At the service, on Sunday, June 19, the children’s message was presented by Rev. Ron Smith, assisted by the Sunday School students, who held up letters to spell out FATHER.
The Men’s Fellowship offered a rendition in song of “Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest Name I Know.”
The prize for the oldest father present went to Varion Ebanks, 87, and the prize for the youngest father present went to Kervin Ebanks, 33. Members of four generations of the family were present, along with the elder Mr. Ebanks’s daughter Millie Senior and great-grandson Victor Ebanks. The prize for the father with the youngest baby went to Rohan Webster, and the prizes for the fathers who have three children or more, all present at the event, went to Rolston Anglin, Jason Whittaker, Jack Ebanks and Varion Ebanks.
Prizes for the church elders (who are all fathers) went to Rupert Ebanks, Henderson Hunte and Carlon Powery.
The prizes for the church deacons (who are all fathers) went to Dewey Ebanks, Mark Hunte, Darley Powery and Langlie Powery.
Even the pastor, the Rev. Ron Smith, got a prize, and all present watched a slideshow of photos going back to 1980 of the men of the church.
Each father was presented with a “Dad” bookmark and a collage of photos from previous Father’s Days at the church.