BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE St Francis Parish in White River held its second cruise trip to the Central Islands on June 7.
Island Sun was able to join the one day cruise which parishioners, families and friends all enjoyed.
The Central Islands is home to a string of islands complimented with white sandy beaches, mangroves and welcoming villagers who waved as the vessel carrying the passengers on the trip, MV Estrella passed by.
After passing through islands covered by clear blue waters, we finally rested on Hanesavo Island where kids went canoeing and swimming.
Villagers also paddled to the island to sell locally prepared food before everyone was entertained by the St Francis choir who belted out tunes to local gospel songs.
Parish Rector and member of the committee responsible for organising the trip, Father Stephen Sage explained that the trip is purposely to raise funds that will go towards the construction of a new church building for the parish.
When asked if they plan on organizing another cruise trip in the future, he said they have already considered hosting one next year.
“Yes, of course. We will organize one next year, a cruise trip on Easter Monday,” said Father Sage.