By: Curtis Morton
(Gingerland –Nevis)-Led by the very enthusiastic Center Manager at the Charles Walters Community Center, located at Hanley’s Road, Ms. Elmeader Brookes, the residents of Hanley’s Road observed their Community Day on Thursday 7th May. The activities were held at the Community Center.
The main focus was on fishing, due to the fact that the village is well known for its outstanding fishermen.
Children from various schools in the Gingerland visited during the course of the day and the adult members of the community also took time out to visit the community center.
Well known fisherman, Mr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Lanns, ably assisted by former Fisheries Officer, Mr. Lemuel Pemberton, explained to the children the art of making fish pots. Mr. Lanns also used the opportunity to relate some of his exciting experiences at sea.
Ms. Brookes welcomed the visitors and spoke to various groups about the evolution of fish pots through the years; how they work and also showed the children and adults alike, pictures of various types of fish.
Seniors from the parish, spoke to the children and encouraged them to practice healthy lifestyles.
At the end of the event, Ms. Brookes thanked some of the persons who helped to make the day a success:
Lylith Roberts, Indian Castle Fisher Folk, Mackie Moore, Deslyn Evelyn, Eric Evelyn, Merle Vanessa Morton, Igena Dore, Antoinette Lawrence, Aquito Willett, Andrew Lanns, Lemuel Pemberton, Fisheries Division, Mariney Newton, Gwenneth Maynard, Valerie Liburd, Gail Dore, Barbara Hendrickson and Dawnny Lanns.
Special thanks were also extended to Mrs. Deslyn Evelyn — Interior Decorator.
The community activities continued in the evening with a concert featuring artistes from the community, led by the famous Dore brothers.