The Guinea Heritage Association will host Billy West for its Aug. 25 Fourth Friday program, “Tales of Guinea.” The program, held at Buck’s Store Museum, Bena, begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the community.
When he was growing up, West spent a lot of time at his grandparents’ home at the end of Severn Wharf Road. He will talk about his memories and share stories, some of which are captured in his memoir, “This Really Happened in Guinea.” His stories “honor those watermen and women who work hard and play hard,” a release stated. Both funny and serious, West captures a simpler time and brings his memories of history alive to an audience. He is the pastor of Severn Church in Gloucester.
Special refreshments will be served at the Fourth Friday program: Helen Jenkins’ Guinea Clam Soup with Dumplings and Wayne Hall’s specialty brownies.
Copies of West’s memoir, both in print and on DVD, will be available for sale at the program and on Saturdays at Buck’s Store Museum.
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