Perfect weather makes for successful Guinea Jubilee

Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Oct 04, 2017 - 02:17 PM

Photo: Members of the Gloucester High School NJROTC program make a patriotic display as they march in Saturday’s Guinea Jubilee parade. Photo by Kim Robins

Members of the Gloucester High School NJROTC program make a patriotic display as they march in Saturday’s Guinea Jubilee parade. Photo by Kim Robins

An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people attended this past weekend’s Guinea Jubilee, according to Tara Thomas, co-chair of the festival’s committee. “The festival committee was ecstatic with the turnout both Friday and Saturday,” she said.

The weather for the two-day festival couldn’t have been better, she added. “It turned out to be perfect for a fall festival, making our sweatshirts and the Ruritan Club’s clam chowder big sellers,” Thomas said. 

The only issues that organizers realized were related to the large numbers of people who attended. “The parking lot was overflowing at some points, and as always, after the parade, it was difficult to move the large numbers of people through the intersection at Buck Rowe’s Store, she said.

“We owe a special thank you to all of our sponsors as well as the volunteers who came out to help make this festival happen,” Thomas added. “We absolutely would be lost without them!”