St. Croix Farmers in Action will hold a "free-to-the-community" bonfire and presentation at the Bethlehem Sugar Factory (across from the National Guard), Saturday Feb. 28 from 4 p.m. until midnight. The event will feature performances by local dance and drumming groups, a poetry reading, and the first screening of a documentary on the Bethlehem Sugar Factory. Entitled "Who Feels It, Knows It: the Bethlehem Sugar Factory 1736-2004," the documentary traces the factory's history and examines the tremendous impact sugar cane has had on the island's economic development.
In addition there will be speakers on the topics of agriculture, economics, and African and Caribbean history. The event is free to the public and all are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or a beach chair. For more information contact 778-4266, 771-0615, or 772-5907.
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