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Tie A Yellow Ribbon For Children’S Return

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

THE 30 children of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home will be arriving in Grand Bahama from New Providence on Friday morning.

It has been one year since they were relocated to the Ranfurly Children’s Home in Nassau following severe damage to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

On October 2, the children were scheduled to return to Freeport. A Yellow Ribbon celebration had been planned, but the trip was suddenly postponed after a member travelling with the delegation tested positive for COVID-19.

On Friday, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell will travel with the children on their return to Freeport. A procession is planned through the streets of Freeport to welcome the children back to the Home, which has been fully renovated at a cost of $850,000.

Residents and businesses along the route have tied yellow bows on their buildings and trees to welcome the children.

The children will be leavi New Providence at 8.30am, arriving in Freeport at 9.15am. The procession will take the children from the airport to Settler’s Way, and onto Coral Road, then onto East Sunrise Highway, and East Mall, and Pioneer’s Way, and to GBCH.

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