50 years ago: Halloween party for a worthy cause

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the Oct. 26, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“A Halloween party sponsored by the PTA will be held in the Town Hall on the 29th from 4 to 6 p.m., also a sale. Special feature will be a costume parade competition for the children. Invitation is extended to all to help a worthy cause. A fee will be taken at the door.

“Mr. McTear Ebanks left on the 20th for Panama to join S.S. Bulk Oceanic. This is his first trip abroad. Leaving the same day was Carlyle Hydes to work with National Bulk Carriers.

“Mr. Whales Ebanks who went to Jamaica for medical aid has returned and is very much better. His son Conolly returned the same day.

“Mr. Sherman Manderson (Sherry) is home on vacation. He is an employee of National Bulk Carriers.

“Captain McCherry Ebanks arrived on the 23rd from Jamaica. He went there for medical attention, and reports he is much improved.

“Mr. McLure Bothwell arrived on the 23rd on his vacation. Other arrivals on the 23rd were Messrs. George Hydes, Waldo Banks, Captain and Mrs. Temple Banks and their son Grayburn from Miami, Messrs. Selburn Hydes and George Orrett from their jobs in Canada.

“The Church of God Full Gospel Hall will be opened on the Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

“Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bush are the happy parents of their second child, a son weighing 7 pounds on the 19th.

“The Mashyiannes Band comprised of McArthur Manderson lead guitar, Camelia Ebanks, bass guitar, Lewiston Ebanks, rhythm guitar, Rolston Rivers drummer and Norris Ebanks singer and MC returned from Miami on the 23rd having filled engagements at clubs down there. They report an enjoyable trip and hope to return sometime.

“Brendon and Patricia [were among the entertainers] at Club Inferno, with Prince Al Bent and the Infernaires. Large crowds enjoyed the three-night show which included other local talent and guest artistes from Jamaica.”

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