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Excitement Grows As Independence Day Nears

Excitement is building as the country’s reaches the final stretch to the lead up for the 40th Anniversary of Independence.

On Wednesday, members of the Independence Commission unveiled the latest round of activities to commemorate this milestone in the nation’s history.

Co-Chair of the Commission Charles Carter announced that among the activities scheduled for this coming weekend are a “Save the Water Tower” event tonight at Fort Fincastle and a Junkanoo Parade tomorrow night.

“The water tower is one of the most visited sites in the region and this event is being held to raise awareness of its historical significance and plans to restore it to its glory days,” he said.

Bahamians are also being encouraged to wear their flag colours this Friday as National T-Shirt day is observed.

Mr. Carter noted that the flag has continues its trek across the archipelago most recently visiting Long Cay and Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama among its final stops before returning to New Providence.

At a press conference Wednesday, the commission also announced that a Fun,Walk, Run event will take place this Saturday morning at 6:00.

The event has four starting points – R.M. Bailey, S.C. McPherson Junior High, Arawak Cay and Goodman’s Bay with all roads leading to the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Another Fun, Run, Walk will be held on Sunday morning for Seventh-Day Adventists and Sabbath holders.

Mr. Carter said that events to mark the country’s 40th year of Independence will continue beyond July 10 and he explained that celebrations will continue through November.

There are now 13 days until Independence Day.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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