By Elcott Coleby
Under the theme "Building Andros one brick at a time," the 20th anniversary of the All Andros Crab Fest was held from the 9th to 11th June 2016 at the Queen's Park near the Fresh Creek Dock.
The organizing committee under the chairmanship of Wayne Cleare posthumously celebrated many great Androsians for their contributions in building the community of Central Andros. The honourees were Clarence A. Bain, David "The Bull" Cleare, Henry 'Papa' Gay, Captain Ivan Gay, Stanley Bain, Rev. Richard Smith and Ronald Duncombe.
The companion and hugely popular beach party was held a few miles north in Stanyard Creek.
Notwithstanding torrential rain showers, patrons were not discouraged and came in large numbers to enjoy the entertainment and to sample a wide variety of crab themed cuisines including crab rolls, crab and rice, crab patties, crab and dough, baked crabs and crab soup.
Representatives from the major political organizations were also present to take in the festivities while meeting and greeting the locals and the large number of visitors from Nassau and other countries.
Performers on the final night of the event included D-Mack, Elon Moxey, Dyson Knight, Veronica Bishop, the Spank Band, the RBDF Pop Band, the Juice Dancers, Fanshawn Taylor and the Paradise Games Valley Boys who closed out the final night of entertainment activities with the customary junkanoo rush out.