Sabbath Keepers Run in Inclement Weather

Despite the inclement weather on Sunday, June 30, two hundred and fifty (250) Sabbath Keepers supported the 40th Anniversary Independence Unity Fun/Run Walk at the Thomas A. Robinson Track Stadium. The new route saw participants making four laps around the track, each lap representing ten years of Bahamian independence. The national colours were on display as churches from the western region wore gold, those from the central region wore black and those from the eastern region wore Aqua. This event was especially planned for Sunday to accommodate Sabbath-keepers who were unable to participate in the national event, which is annually held on a Saturday.

Mr. Jack Thompson, representing the Secretariat of the National Independence Committee was pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming support despite the heavy downpour of rain. Members of the National Fun/Run Walk Committee in attendance included Patricia Cleare, Patricia Francis and Seanray Jennings.

Natlyn Lacroix, coordinator for the Seventh-day Adventist churches, was gratified at the support displayed by church members and visitors. The Hillview Church won the coveted trophy for largest delegation putting Grants Town church in second place and Message of Hope church in third. Dr. Idamae Hanna gave brief instruction to the participants on personal care so as not to become sick after having ran under the less than ideal conditions.
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