50 years ago: Rum Point Club reopens

In the Nov. 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from North Side included:

“On the 20th, approximately 90 guests marked the formal reopening of the Rum Point Club.

“Music was supplied by the Mashyiannes who opened their programme with ‘My Island in the Sun’ as a decorated outrigger canoe was paddled from the Point to the beach. ‘King’ Sandy Sherwood and ‘Queen’ Doris Parker were assisted by Mary Lou Miller, Ole Parker, Nelson Smith and Mike Ebanks. As she stepped ashore the Queen was presented with a lovely bouquet by Della Montgomery and she was greeted by a large gathering of the assembled guests.

“The King and Queen then proceeded to the clubhouse where they opened the party by dancing the merengue together before going to the Luau buffet. Local native foods combined with Polynesian flavour. The island thatch of the building, combined with local flowers and plants made a handsome setting for the rum keg which served as a punch bowl.

“It was so much fun that many guests hoped that this gala affair will become an annual event.”

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