Fox Hill Comunity Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Not to be outdone, the senior citizens from Fox Hill sang a traditional spiritual in honour of the victims.

Nassau, Bahamas – Honouring the four victims of gun violence through song and prayer near the first anniversary of their deaths, the Fox Hill community gathered on Freedom Park on Saturday evening for their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. This ceremony officially kicks off the Christmas season in that historic community.

Paying tributes to the memories of the victims were chairman of the Fox Hill Festival Committee Maurice Tynes and the honourable Member for Fox Hill, Fred Mitchell. They were called “stars” that had fallen, “community builders” and “good people” who simply died needlessly, senselessly and too soon.

Musical tributes were also offered to the enjoyment and entertainment of the large crowd on hand. Performances by the Rake ‘n Scrape band from the Sandilands Primary School; a chorale from the L.W. Young High School; a group of senior citizens from the Fox Hill community and a trumpet solo of a medley of Christmas carols by local musician Vincent Wright rounded out the entertainment.

With four stars hanging from the Christmas tree to symbolize the posthumous honourees, a family member of each of the four shooting victims participated in the count down and flipped the switch to light up the Christmas tree during the annual Christmas tree. They are joined by Fox Hill MP, Hon. Fred Mitchell, far right.

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