Amy Roberts Primary Fall Festival is Tomorrow Night

If you’re on Green Turtle Cay tomorrow (Saturday) evening, be sure to drop by the basketball court, where our Amy Roberts Primary School is holding a Fall Festival and Guy Fawkes Night. There’ll be lots of great food, delicious treats, a hay ride, games and, of course, a bonfire.

Rooted in our British heritage, Guy Fawkes Night commemorates the November 5, 1605 capture of Guy Fawkes, architect of a plot to blow up Britain’s House of Lords and assassinate King James I.

To give thanks and celebrate his deliverance from death, the king encouraged Londoners to light bonfires. Throughout Britain and the colonies, Bonfire Night — and the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes and other notable figures — became an annual event.

Making and burning “Guys” is a longstanding tradition on Green Turtle Cay. Effigies are judged before the bonfire, and I understand that Saturday’s Guy Fawkes winner will take home a brand-new smart phone.

There’s not much time, so you’d better get going on making your “Guy.” If you need help, here’s a short video I found that may offer some inspiration. Good luck!

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