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Family Fun is in the air

Fun, fair and festive is the best way to describe the best family fun day and fair to be held this weekend.

The Bahamas Crisis Centre hosts its 2nd annual family fair on Saturday, December 11 at the R.M. Bailey Park. From the live music by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band and the Extra Band to the fun, foods, games and prizes you are bound to have a great time.

“This is a great time for people to come out and just have a good time,”says Jadetra Ingraham, a committee member for the event.”This is not something just for the kids or for adults. This is for families and we want to see as many out this weekend as we can. There will be many attractions and activities that will keep adults and kids active and excited. Although this is the holiday season and people should be happy there are many persons who get depressed during this time because they don’t have or can’t afford what they need to make the season cheerful for themselves or their families. We want to provide a great environment for everyone-the rich and the poor-to come out to and just have fun.”

Foods like popcorn, hotdogs, pizza, chicken, conch fritters and sweet treats are just the beginning of the variety of delicacies that will be available at this action-packed event. And the fun doesn’t stop there. For the adults there will be endless games and activities, which include punchboard, bingo and bean bag toss. The kiddies will also be well occupied on the bouncing castles, rides, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, face painting, Santa Claus, hoopla and the fishing pond game. To add to the fun and excitement the first 100 persons to come to the event will get a free gift.

This event comes in the wake of the Crisis Centre’s displacement from its previous location. Funds raised at the fair will go toward helping persons in crisis and finding a new place to house the essential non-profit organization. Candice Thompson, a committee member and organizer of the event, says that it is important to support the Bahamas Crisis Centre in times like these so that it can be better able to help our country.

“We hope to see a lot of people come out to have a good time and also to support the Centre. We want people to come out and see the Centre in a new and more positive light,”says Ingraham.”We want them to learn more about what we do and that there is always hope and always help as well. This is a good opportunity for persons to learn about us more.”

For more information about the crisis centre or for support call 328-0922 or visit bahamascrisiscentre.org.

When:Saturday, December 11

Where:R.M. Bailey Park

Time:11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cost:FREE

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