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.
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!