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Benefit for Katy

November 2nd, 1999

Broadcast LIVE on Beingee's Internet at this coming Friday, November 5, from 8pm to midnight, EST. Fundraising Raffle and Concert at Bella Donna Restaurant and Bar, West End Negril, on Summerset Road. Don't miss the Party of the year! 'Nuff fun and local flavour! Come in person, or come in cyberly.

Benefit for Katy Thacker… Protector of Our Environment

Katy began her romance with the sea and reefs surrounding Negril when she first came to Jamaica in 1981. It soon became apparent to her, as an avid snorkeller and scuba diver, that the reefs were deteriorating and the beautiful tropical fish were becoming scarce. In 1990 she spearheaded the founding of the Negril Coral Reef Preservation Society, along with a group of concerned watersports operators. The first major project for the NCRPS, with the help of it's sister organization REEF RELIEF in the Florida Keys, was to install 35 permanent mooring buoys in order to reduce anchor damage to the reefs caused by recreational boats. To date, over 200,000 anchorages have been avoided by the use of these buoys.

The success of the mooring buoy project encouraged NCRPS to take bolder and more progressive steps in protecting our marine environment. Katy, first as President, then as Executive Director of the NCRPS, attracted a strong working Board of Directors and initiated the following… and many, many other environmental projects including the Junior Ranger Programme in 12 schools with over 800 graduates.

Katy has always fought to preserve the environment. Now she is also fighting lymphoma. If you wish to contribute to The Katy Thacker Fund, donations are gratefully accepted. Funds may be wired directly to the Bank of Nova Scotia, Negril PO, Westmoreland, Jamaica - Bank transit number: 92825 - The Katy Thacker Fund - Account Number: 928271896

Checks made out to The Katy Thacker Fund may be sent to:
NCRPS, Negril PO, Negril, Jamaica, West Indies.

If you love the sea in Negril, give thanks to Katy.

Daily Music News: The Negril Entertainment Network will be webcasting on Wednesday beginning with a morning of IRIE FM from Heart Beat so keep checking the Negril Message Board for the most current information on joining the webcast and live chat from Negril, Jamaica!

At 2:18pm - a windy afternoon... The temperature is 87° F, 30° C.

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