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HACE sells out!
Organisers of Annual Fundraiser thank generous contributors. BY THE ELEUTHERAN NEWS TEAM The Health Association of Central Eleuthera, led by Chairman, Christopher Gosling, which held their Annual Fundraiser at the Sunset Inn Restaurant in Governor’s Harbour on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, saw everything sold at the small silent auction during the well-attended event. Approximately $11,200 in funds were collected, with further donations expected to raise that figure. HACE organizers expressed a big thank you to all who attended as well as to local contributors who donated the food and drinks for the occasion. A plaque was presented to the owners of the Sunset Inn Restaurant, Mr. Lionel
and Mrs. Jay Fernander in recognition of their continued provision of the premises for the event. Volunteers were also given a big thank you for assisting with the fundraiser on the day, and one of the hot tickets during the silent auction, a high quality new phone, said Mr. Gosling, was donated by BTC. HACE currently operates three ambulances, he shared, with responsibility for all operation and maintenance costs. The community organization also provides supplies and equipment for the clinics when requested. Two ambulances are located in Palmetto Point, servicing from Windermere Island to James’ Cistern. Another
is located in Hatchet Bay, servicing from James’ Cistern to Gregory Town and beyond. Both services, Mr. Gosling explained, are operated by unpaid volunteers and no financial assistance, whatsoever, is received from the Ministry of Health. Operation of HACE is entirely funded by donations and the annual fundraising event, he added, clarifying that, no charge is made or authorized to be made for permanent residents of the island or financial contributors.
Sunset Inn in Governor’s Harbour, hosted the fundraiser. Pictured are patrons of the event, on the deck of the restaurant.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lakeisha Wallace Lakeisha Wallace, a Savannah Sound native and graduate from Windermere High (2014) was honored on January 26th, 2017 at the University of The Bahamas’ Northern Campus Student Success Ceremony. She along with many other students were awarded for maintaining an average gpa of 3.0 and meeting the requirements for the Dean’s List consecutively for two terms, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
From your Loving Parents, Lester & Beulah Wallace
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