WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plans are being finalized for events in the Washington, D.C., area celebrating the 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence.
Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., who is spearheading the events being organized, has announce that the celebrations will kick-off on Saturday, July 9, 2016, with a picnic at the U.S. Coast Guard Base, 7323 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, Virginia, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, July 10, an Independence Church Service will be held at Great Mount Calvary Holy Church, 610 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Also on Sunday, July 10, a Concert and Tea will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 4700 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Bethesda, Maryland, beginning at 4 p.m. Admission to the concert has been set at $35.
A reception is also being planned, but details have not yet been finalized.
The Bahamas, a former colony of Great Britain, became an independent nation on July 10, 1973.
Mrs. Paulette Zonicle (center), Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., along with her Secretary Mrs. Deborah Harrison (left) and Miss Janine Gibson, Second Secretary at the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, review plans for the upcoming 43rd Bahamas Independence Anniversary Celebrations in D.C.