The Guinea Heritage Association held its first “Wonders of the Water” Day Camp Saturday for boys and girls ages 5-12 at Buck’s Store Museum, Bena.
The young people got the opportunity to learn about the waterman heritage of the Guinea area. In small groups, the campers moved through five learning stations. They learned how to identify different types of boats, how to clean a fish, how to tong for oysters, how crab pots are made and work, and how to pick a crab. Along the way, they participated in craft projects (e.g., fish prints) and had their passports stamped. Each child took home a bag with their projects and surprises along with their memories.
Volunteers who made this event possible were Melissa Ashe, Leslie Belvin, Debbie Bone, Beth Bristow, Jude Eastman, Ed Ewell, Eunice Smith, Mindy Hardee, Nancy Kellum, Sarah Koehler, Steve Ormsby, Donna Phillips, Marion Randall, Lou Sammons, Ashlynn Setterholm, Rose Marie Smith, Roy and Ginny Snowden, Betty and Hamilton Williams and S...
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