CHICAGO, Illinois – Mr. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, joined local and visiting Bahamians at the annual Bahamas Association picnic at Foster Beach, on Saturday, July 11, 2015, celebrating the 42nd anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973. The Bahamas Consulate Chicago helped sponsor the picnic, which is always held the second Saturday in July and has been a cornerstone event for local Bahamians in and around the city for decades. In the top photo from left to right are Mavis Simpson-Cargill, Jeffrey Crittenden, Donna Johnson, Honorary Consul Fountain, and Wayne Saunders, and in the second photo Honorary Consul Fountain is pictured with participants in the picnic.