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2004-11-19 16:14:46

Kids Day At Sunset Village Street Festival

Organizers of the Sunset Village Street Festival Committee have created an extensive program of entertainment.

Saturday, November 20th has been designated 'Kids Day' at the Sunset Village Street Festival, where the first five hundred children will be treated to free hot dogs and drinks, compliments of the Ministry of Tourism's New York City based Public Relations Agency, Weber Shandwick.  The Festival was officially opened by Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Obie Wilchcombe, M.P. for West End and Bimini.

This week's program will begin at 4:00p.m. when the police will close the road to vehicular traffic. A wide variety of children's activities will be conducted at 'Kids Korner', including: top spinning, hop scotch, hoola hoop, ring play, marbles, face painting, games featuring the clown, a children's slide and two bouncing castles.

Gospel at Sunset will be performed at 6:00p.m. signalling the start of the evening's entertainment segment, followed by a lively Gospel Rush by the Arawak Invaders Junkanoo Group along the length of the festival route.

Next, 'Little' Joe Cartwright will take to the stage, ahead of 'Opie and da Boys' Rake and Scrape group and the Quadrille Dancers; and at 10p.m. Bahamian recording star 'KB' will entertain the audience. Arawak Invaders will close out the evening with a Junkanoo Rush out.

In addition to the 'Kids Korner' and quality Bahamian cultural entertainment the Sunset Village Street Festival is becoming known for freshly caught local seafood in tasty native dishes, served in a friendly nautical atmosphere. Especially noted are the cracked lobster and fish dinners.  Arts and Crafts are also available at the festival site.

Recently developed as indigenous attraction, The Sunset Village is comprised of twenty-five simple but elegantly styled wooden huts encircled by wooden decks.  The huts are multi-coloured, producing a tropical setting and the decks are constructed to provide a clear view of the ocean, facing out toward the Little Bahama Bank and sunset at eventide.

Organizers of the Sunset Village Street Festival Committee have created an extensive program of entertainment and they have invited the participation of many of Grand Bahama's top performers.  

Settled in the mid-1800s, a series of historical buildings dot the Eight-Mile-Rock shoreline, including the legendary St. Stephen's Anglican Church built in 1851.  The Community obtained its name from the eight miles of solid rock found along the seaside and is actually a string of settlements, each of which bears the name of the family who settled and still inhabits the land.  Jones Town, Brady Point, Martin Town, Hanna Hill, Bassett Hill, Wildgoose Town, Hepburn Town and more recently, the Pinedale and Sea Grape settlements.

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