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Second GB Homecoming dates announced

by: Mia Whylly, News Reporter - Published Monday, April 24, 2017

The Second Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming is set for Labour Day Weekend June 2  – 5 and in a press conference recently the committee shared details of the three-day event which is expected to create a host of economic opportunities throughout the island.

 

The Homecoming Committee, when announcing the plans revealed that persons can look forward to music performances, a cultural show, native foods, a Junkanoo Rush-out and beach party during this year’s event.

 

Committee Chairman Clayvon Duncombe stated that the much- anticipated Homecoming will, kick-off on Day One (Friday, June 2) with a performance by top Bahamian artist DMAC, and on Day Two (Saturday, June 3) international Reggae sensation Beres Hammond will headline the show. Duncombe furthered that the celebration continues on Day Three, (Whit Monday, June 5) with a ‘Family Fun in The Sun’ Beach Party on the iconic Taino Beach.

 

Duncombe thanked all of this year’s corporate partners for supporting the vision of Grand Bahama Homecoming – Castaways Resort, Commonwealth Brewery, FOWLCO, 100 Jamz, the Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Cash N Go, Gold Rock Creek, Pelican Bay Resort, 5 Star Rental and Car Accessories, Phluid Phactory and ALIV – the chairman acknowledged have all endorsed the event and affirmed their individual company’s commitment to the celebration. 

 

The Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee Chairman also acknowledged that the telecommunications company recently signed on as the event’s exclusive title sponsor.  

 

The Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee, the committee chairman added is focused on building a network with residents and businesses on the island, to position the festival as an event that will create economic opportunities and stimulate the economy of Freeport. 

 

Media contact for the Homecoming Committee, Yolanda Hanna said, “The goal is to develop a sustainable event that will encourage Grand Bahamians residing off island to return home annually for the celebration, and also attract Bahamians throughout The Bahamas and visitors abroad to Grand Bahama each year.”

 

Hanna added that the committee plans to donate proceeds from the Homecoming weekend to the Phluid Factory Scholarship Fund, which was established to offer educational financial assistance to students on Grand Bahama Island.

 

Published  Monday, April 24, 2017 

 

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