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Gregory Town, Eleuthera and Jensen Beach Florida Celebrate 20th Anniversary as Sister Cities.

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image Calae Burrows of ALTE Tours, all smiles at the Jensen Beach, Forida 2010 Pineapple Festival.

By: Gary Guertin, Talkin’ Tourism on Florida’s Treasure Coast (and Beyond)

(Jensen Beach, Florida) – The Jensen Beach, Florida 2010 Pineapple Festival played host once again for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Gregory Town, Eleuthera,Bahamas and Jensen Beach, Florida. A contingent of Eleutherans, coordinated by the Eleuthera Ministry of Tourism Office led by Jackie Gibson and Glenda Johnson, made the annual trip to provide authentic Bahamian flavor to this popular Treasure Coast event.

The Eleutherans represented the Bahamas well with a straw market featuring handcrafted Bahamian products, performances by The Brilanders and Dr. Sea Breeze, and the Junkanoo band that conducted several parades that had the crowd tapping their toes, swinging and swaying to the beat of the drums, brass, whistles and cow bells.


Good crowd at the festival.


On Friday morning prior to the opening of the festival, key representatives of the group including Avian Morely, lead Junkanoo’er, Glenda Johnson, Susan Culmer, Larry Cleare, Kingsley, Max and Kennedy appeared as guests on the radio show Talkin’ Tourism on Florida’s Treasure Coast (and Beyond) hosted by Gary Guertin with co-host Robin Hicks-Connors. The groups shared their enthusiasm for the Sister City relationship and enjoyment of their stay in Jensen Beach. A reception was held at the Courtyard Marriott-Hutchinson Island hosted by general manager Ed Griffith for the visiting Eleutherans.


The congregation of Port Salerno Church of God were treated to a Bahamian music fest after services

The Sister City relationship was forged in 1990 by Ron Rose, executive director of the Jensen Beach, Florida Chamber of Commerce and their membership. This relationship is very special as there are many Treasure Coast residents that have family heritage and cultural connections to the Islands of the Bahamas.

This year, with the assistance of Ms. Cheryl Longoria of Stuart, Florida, members of the group attended two church services and entertained the congregations after each service at each church. The Port Salerno Church of God and St. Monica’s Episcopal Church in East Stuart were the participating churches, each with significant Bahamian background and heritage. According to Ms. Adrienne Patton a member of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, “The music made us feel as if we were in the islands”.

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Big smile, little child Drum Section Eleuthera group outside the PSCG Eula Clarke happy Feel the music Happy mixing drinks Junkanoo Allstars perform for the congregation at St. Monica's Episcopal Church in East Stuart, Florida Misti Guertin, co-publisher, Coastal Angler Magazine-FLAHAMA and Jackie Gibson, Eleuthera Tourism Office all smiles. Proud of being a Saxon Redhead dancing 2 Ringing the cow bells Ruth Stubbs Port Salerno church of God member and Jackie Gibson of the eleuthera tourism Office  enjoying the music St. Monica's brass and trombone The crowd loved the beat of the drum
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