Fish fry forges community connections

Event participants at the Prospect CERT-Red Cross fish fry.

The Prospect community recently had the chance to get together and learn about emergency preparedness.

The Cayman Island Red Cross and the Prospect Community Emergency Response Team, known as CERT, held a fish fry on Oct. 15, which gave community members a chance to learn about potential hazards in the community and how to prepare for them, served with a generous helping of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

A press release states a presentation was given to approximately 100 local residents on how the Prospect CERT responds to an emergency or disaster, and Community Police Officer PC Donaldson spoke on the importance of working together with the community.

There was plenty of good food and smiles at the fish fry.
There was plenty of good food and smiles at the fish fry.

The event also featured the John Gray High School Dance Club who performing an original choreographed dance, as well as face painting, music from Earl La Pierre and lots of great food.

The CERT members – Mark Rickman, Sabrina Turner, Donald Bennie Moore, Kara Coe, Eric Turner, Carmen McField, Des Ebanks, Tim Tomlinson, Gay Smith and Wayne Foster – were joined by Red Cross representatives Denise Mille and Jondo Obi in conducting the presentations.

The next Prospect CERT monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Seafarers Hall.