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Gwynn’s Island Festival returns Saturday

The Gwynn’s Island Festival returns this Saturday after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gwynn’s Island Civic League building on Old Ferry Road, Gwynn. This year, the festival is being held in honor of the late Cricket Call, who worked tirelessly to organize the festival for 23 years, said this year’s organizer, Jan Bassett.

“She put her heart and soul into it,” said Bassett. Call passed away in February at the age of 87.

In addition to her work with the festival, Call made numerous contributions to the Gwynn’s Civic League and the Gwynn’s Island Museum, earning a place in everyone’s heart.

A dedication ceremony at noon will honor Call as the civic league’s “Citizen of the Year and Decade,” said Bassett. In addition, the festival program will contain a tribute to the beloved island resident and there will be an exhibit in the civic league booth of memorabilia and personal items that belonged to Call. On top of all th...

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