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An estimated 15,000-18,000 enjoy Guinea Jubilee

An estimated 15,000-18,000 people visited the Abingdon Ruritan grounds at Bena over the weekend for the 39th annual Guinea Jubilee, according to event co-chair Tara Thomas.

Festivities began Friday afternoon, with food, arts and vendor booths opening to attendees before the opening concert by band Crazy X that evening. 

On Saturday the Jubilee kicked off with Crab Walk/Run and Shad Run registration bright and early before booths reopened at 9 o’clock. Douglas Marshall was the male winner of the 5K while Jessica Cunningham led the women’s division. Kylie Par-

ker and Kaleb Sweat took home girls’ and boys’ 1-mile Crabby Fun Run victories, respectively.

At the same time, the Middle Peninsula Classic Car show got underway, showcasing sports, muscle, classic, and antique cars ranging from the 1940s to the modern day.

Following two hours of preparation, the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Firemen’s Parade left its staging area at Union Baptist Churc...

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