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40th annual Guinea Jubilee begins Friday

This weekend’s Guinea Jubilee is celebrating a milestone. The 40th annual event will be focusing on Guinea heritage and will serve as a kickoff for the 100th anniversary of the C.B. Rowe & Son General Store, which will be celebrated next year.

The two-day event will kick off at 3 p.m. Friday in and around the grounds of the Abingdon Ruritan Club, Bena. On Saturday, the festival opens at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until after the fireworks are shot off just after sunset.

Tara Thomas, who chairs the festival alongside her husband Brook, said that this year’s festival will have a number of things that people will enjoy and have to remember for years to come. One of the main things is the unveiling of a special release cookbook that will feature more than 900 recipes from over 200 contributors.

“It’s huge,” Thomas said. All of the recipes found inside come from residents of the Guinea Neck area. “We also have nice 40th anniversary merchandise to ...

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