There is exciting news for Hope Town. Sun Dried T’s is reopening! They sell T-shirts, swimsuits, flip flops, beach toys, sun shirts, tank tops, Bahamian candles and salt, pharmacy items, snacks, souvenir and more. It is located under the new Hope Town Hideaways building which is across from Froggies next to the town parking lot.
This past Sunday the Hope Town Bull Sharks and The Makos won the Flag Football National Championship of the Bahamas! Abaco took first in every division; the peewees, the juniors, and even the seniors won their games! The peewee’s game was super close and the junior’s was a mercy rule, which is when a team is losing so badly that they get the ball at the other team’s five yard line! The seniors game was even pretty close too! Abaco got a very joyful welcome when they got home to the Marsh Harbour airport, with people holding signs, clapping and cheering! I can’t wait to see what happens next year!
On February 6th, 2018 Hope Town School 5th grade girls raised over 200 dollars for the mud community in Marsh Harbour. About two weeks ago, many people lost their homes in a terrible fire. This money will be used towards clothes, mattresses/bed sheets, shoes, and other necessities. Please support us by stopping by Hope Town Primary the next time we host a bake sale. The kids and parents of the mud community would greatly appreciate your donation. Thank you to all the people that donated money yesterday -some people even gave a $50 or $20!
For more information about the fire please visit: NewsPaper Article About The Fire
About 2 weeks ago, a boat known as the Ellipsis wrecked on our sandy beaches. He had left from Puerto Rico to go to Saint Augustine. This problem occurred because of an anchor failure during a stormy night. Before it was wrecked it had been missing at sea for many nights. The wind led it to our island and when the anchor broke, they thankfully missed the reefs as they crashed to shore. It’s a miracle that both men survived with their two dogs.
The boat was left on the beach for a week until they scrapped the porthole windows, but this caused sand to build up inside the boat. This weighed it down and very difficult to move. They were attempting to make it into an artificial reef, but the sand held firm, and before they could do anything else, a day or so later, the rotting and moister caused it to crack. As of now, the waves will toss it to scrap.
For more about this story, please visit the blog Femmes Fatales: Femmes Fatales
Shere Khan is an a capella singing group from Princeton, New Jersey. They came here to share their talents with us! They performed Thursday February 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Saint James Community Center. Friday February 2nd at 6:00 they performed again at the same place. It’s $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under twelve. All the money raised went straight to the Saint James Community Center.
Shere Khan also came to the school to teach the kids how they sing and practice. The students were able to ask questions about their performances. We were so delighted to have them come out on their vacation and spend time us!
Every year the schools in Abaco participate in Student of the Year. This is an event where students get awarded for being top of their grade the year before. The students that were chosen from Hope Town Primary are: Brynley Sweeting (Gr.1), Rosie Ziskind (Gr.2), Rose Philogene (Gr.3), Skylar Ogden (Gr.4), Meredith Knowles (Gr.5), and Journey Higgs (Gr.6). The award ceremony was Friday, Jan.26th, 2018. Congratulations to all of these amazing kids!
Every kid in Hope Town always looks forward to the Christmas Play. This year it is about a big bad wolf named Scrooge. He learns how to be kind, thankful, and loving in this amazing show. Hope you come along at the Hope Town community center. The children have been practicing since October.
The tickets are sold for 20$ each person and sold at at Elbow Cay Properties. The performances will be held on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of December.
Each year Hope Town has a wonderful event called The Christmas Village. There is an ice skating rink, food stands, golfing, games, live music, and a raffle. You can join in the fun by visiting www.christmasvillageho.wixsite.com/mysite December 16th, 17th, and 18th from 6pm to 9pm at the ball field. Hope you come! 🙂
This is a time for love and a time for sharing. We often take the little things for granted in life like the water we drink and the food we eat. On thanksgiving we think how lucky we are even if we do not have much we should be grateful to be alive. Although you may not celebrate thanksgiving we should all still be thankful. I am grateful for my family and friends. On thanksgiving my family has a big family dinner and we all go around the table saying what we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to say thank you and give thanks.
Every year on the third Thursday of November, we have a fun competition called the Turtle Trot. This is when athletes young and old compete to see who will the race. There is a three mile race for adults and some kids and a school race for children. Our Trot is only one mile but it is still a great workout. It is much like the American Turkey Trot which is mostly the same. Though it is a competition we still strive to do our personal best and have a great time. I challenge you to push yourself to the limits and race this Thursday!
All the money in the 3 mile race goes to Friends Of The Environment!!!