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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- All of our children need the right tools to learn and succeed in today's world. Thanks to a very generous donation from Reuben and Jacqueline Byrd, the children at the Grand Bahama Children's Home are far better equipped.
Mr. and Mrs. Byrd donated four brand-new IBM Think Pads to the Home just in time for the holidays. "Christmas is the time of giving and we wanted to give these children something practical and, as we understand it, very needed," said Mr. Reuben Byrd.
When accepting the IMB Think Pads, GBCH Administrator Mrs. Brennamae Cooper said, "What a wonderful surprise gift for us! We all know how important computer training is today - and, to date, our children have had to struggle to get their time on the computers we have. These new computers will make a wonderful addition to our computer lab and the size is perfect!"
Pictured at the donation are (left to right) Reuben and Jacqueline Byrd, Brennamae Cooper and Enzy Jones, GBCH Assistant Administrator. (Photo: Erik J. Russell for Barefoot Marketing)
With the wonderment of Christmas, solemnity of Lent and the upcoming joys of Easter in mind it is clear that the calendar for the Christian church has truly been a rollercoaster of emotions. Even so, some local ministers say that the post-Easter Sunday time is not the occasion to let your spirituality fall by the wayside again. Although important, Easter, they say, is only the launching pad for the excitement and joy that the Christian church will celebrate for the rest of the year.
Father Hugh Bartlett, priest-in-charge of St. Anne’s Anglican Church, says once the excitement of Easter Sunday has come and gone it does not mean that Christians need to hang up their sense of commitment and sp ...