Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – Last week, HG Christie Grand Bahama was thrilled to be able to jump in and assist The Beacon School on Grand Bahama with funds to help complete their Junior Junkanoo costumes and float. “This is a wonderful way for HG Christie to assist, to be able to help a small school like this show their spirit and that they are part of the community – it’s just terrific!” said Catherine MacLeay, HG Christie Real Estate Agent.

Junior Junkanoo which is a traditionally well-attended event on the island will take place on Saturday, February 11th on Pioneers Way – downtown, Freeport and over 20 local schools are set to participate.  Principal of the school, Titi Mckenzie-Moss noted, “Our kids are so excited. The Beacon School always comes out to Junior Junkanoo and puts on a grand performance.  We are so grateful to HG Christie for supporting us. It’s very important for companies to come in and support the local schools. Junior Junkanoo is an expensive venture. With corporate citizens coming in, it makes it easier for us.”

The Beacon School which is the island’s only special needs school, will be highlighting their silver jubilee at the event.  “Our children – a lot of them are not academically inclined, but they are very talented,” added Mckenzie-Moss. “Taking part in Junkanoo helps them realize they can play the cowbells, beat the drums, and dance like everyone else and it showcases and brings awareness to special education in Grand Bahama.”

 

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