This week we helped out at a fund-raiser in Jarrett Park, Hopetown, to raise money for the Abaco Rage. She’s a Class A traditional wooden Bahamian sailing sloop – a unique national treasure that requires maintenance and upkeep.
Everyone was invited for food, t-shirt sales, and crab races. Jarrett Park is just off the Post Office dock in Hopetown harbor, by the library – which is being refurbished. The park is not very large – mostly sand, with a few shade trees and a children’s playground; it’s the site of many fundraisers. And what a perfect day. Lots of people came.
The park was filled with the delicious smell of freshly grilled, marinated pork chops – the entrée of the day. And Goldwin, a/k/a “Chopper,” was the official porkchop chopper – of 250 pork chops.
Hot off the grill, he hacked them into slices – which were generously distributed and enthusiastically devoured. With sides of macaroni and cheese, peas n’ rice and coleslaw. Yummy.
I helped with t-shirt sales. Here is the newest design.
These t-shirts were so new, they were actually still warm when delivered to the park in the morning. Beautiful.
Also, fun crab races. You paid $2 per crab per race. Then you drew a number – which corresponded with a number on the shell of one of the crabs.
Once all the crabs were spoken for, they were set free inside a little circle.
The first crab to the bigger, outer circle won.
My crab didn’t win – I think it never even righted itself. But we had a great time.
And a lot of money was raised for the Rage. You, too, can support the Rage: https://abacorage.wordpress.com/