Red Cross ‘Old School’ Dance fund-raiser set for tonight

STEPHANIE BARR, Bahamas Red Cross GB Center Administrator

The Bahamas Red Cross, Grand Bahama Center is set to host an Old School Dance Fund-raiser this evening – Friday, July 20 – beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Dancers will get their two-step going on the floor at the Eric Sam Center of the Church of Ascension to sounds of the Police Pop Band.

Stephanie Barr, Red Cross Grand Bahama Center Administrator noted that as the organization continues to do its part in assisting those in need in the Northern Bahamas, efforts to do so are costly and any assistance that will contribute to the cause is welcomed. However, they too do their part in making ends meet, thus hosting the Old School Dance fund-raising event.

“We have not had the dance for about four years, now. The last time that we had it was in 2013. This year, we decided that as this is our 45 Anniversary of Independence, to bring the dance back,” Barr explained.

The committee, chaired by Dr. Katherine Adderley, is really enthused about what will take place this Friday, as the fund-raiser is in aid of the center’s operational expenses.

“We feed 52 persons every day, and we have another 18 persons on the Meals on Wheels monthly program. It becomes a challenge … we want to help ourselves, therefore, we are hosting this dance in order to do that.”

As it is a fund-raising event, Barr shared that they are appealing to the wider community to patronize the event by donating to the cause. Tickets are reasonably priced and she promises, the event will be well worth it.

She noted that in addition to the live performance by the Police Pop Band, persons in attendance can look forward to purchasing mouth-watering Bahamian dishes and beverages that are sure to please any and all palates.

“We will have dishes such as chicken and fries, conch fritters and mixed drinks, including Gully Wash, among others on sale. We will also have a number of raffles taking place throughout the evening. Our sponsors have been gracious enough to donate items to raffle during the event.

“We have lots of surprises for the evening, so we encourage all to be there to enjoy it.”

She shared that the event promises to be a one of a kind event, one worth patronizing as all proceeds derived from the Old School Dance will be used to assist the Bahamas Red Cross Grand Bahama Center with its various humanitarian efforts throughout the Northern Bahamas.

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