A Strictly Bajan affair
The membership of Carrington’s Wesleyan Holiness Church on Welches Road, St. Michael, and the public were encouraged in a special way to respect their heritage this week. It came as the church staged its Strictly Bajan Fair at the neighbouring George Lamming Primary School, as the island celebrated the anniversary of the birthday of the father of Independence, Errol Barrow.
Patrons were treated to such Barbadian activities as folk singing, short story reading, modelling by the young and not so young, hop-scotch, tug of war, road tennis, football and cricket.
The young were given an insight into the lifestyle of an earlier generation of Barbadians with a display of household utensils such as the ice cream making machine, the coal pot and clothes iron.
Patrons were also given an opportunity to have their blood sugar and blood pressure checked free of cost.
In an attempt to encourage the membership to live healthy lifestyles, they were offered such refreshments as sour-sop, sorrel and golden apple drink. In addition, there was a stall which offered for sale such food items as sweet potatoes and yams at affordable prices.†The food court also sought to promote healthy lifestyles with the sale of a well balanced lunch at affordable prices.
There was also a stall which offered Christian Literature for sale at reduced prices.
Meanwhile, pastor of the Carrington’s Wesleyan Holiness Church, the Reverend Clayton Springer, said he was very pleased with the response of the public and expressed sincere thanks for their support.
Springer also expressed thanks to members of the church’s planning committee who would have worked very hard to ensure that the event was a success.