50 years ago: Armstrongs recognized for community service

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

“Leaving this week for Port Richey, Florida were the Donald Armstrongs. They spent three months in Bodden Town and enjoyed the island so much that they are looking forward to returning shortly.

“Mrs. Delma McLean and daughter Sharlane returned from Jamaica after being there for a few weeks.

“Mrs. Roy Smith, formerly Trivilene Moore, returned home from New Jersey.

“Mr. Ransford Terry returned home on April 16.

“There was a good group at the Town Hall on Wednesday Night when the Youth Club had their usual evening of fun and fellowship along with which was a surprise farewell social for Mrs. Armstrong who has helped them along. Words of thanks and appreciation were expressed by President Andrea Solomon, Miss Evelyn Wood and Miss Floris McCoy. Mrs. Armstrong commended the group for good cooperation and expressed gratitude for kind words said to her.

“On Friday 7th there was a dinner sale at the Town Hall. This was arranged by the Woman’s Guild of the United Church. Then on Friday there was a sale at the Town Hall by the Church of God. Both these sales were successful and were efforts put forth to help the churches financially.

“On the 7th, the Rev. Dewey Johnson of West Bay took the evening service in the Bodden Town Church of God Chapel. Everyone was glad to have him and many were blessed by his outstanding message. Rev. John Lord of George Town was the visiting preacher at the morning service in the United Church. Many were blessed and they express their thanks.”

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