Guinea Heritage Day Sunday

- Posted on Sep 04, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Guinea Heritage Day will be held Sunday at Achilles Elementary School, starting at 2 p.m.

Heritage Day is a preliminary to the Guinea Jubilee, to be held at the end of the month, and celebrates the people and history of the Guinea section of Gloucester County.

Sunday’s events will include announcement of the fine art poster winner, photography contest winner, and the 2019 Guinea Jubilee grand marshal.

In addition, Heritage Day will include a pageant that starts at 3:30 p.m., for selection of the 2019 Miss Guinea Jubilee.

Heritage Day is an opportunity for the sponsoring Guinea Heritage Association to raise funds to benefit the Buck’s Store Museum and other preservation work in the heritage of Guinea.

A leading part of this is the silent auction of cakes donated by community cooks. Also, new 2019 merchandise and a new cookbook (see page 1B) will be for sale.

Scholarship winners, past grand marshals, and student art contest winners will all be named.

Kellum Family Singers

Ginny Snowden of the Guinea Heritage Association said the Kellum Family Singers will present a mini-concert in the afternoon while pageant numbers are tallied.

The 2018 Miss Guinea Jubilee title holder, Kayleigh Graham, will crown her successor. She “has been a wonderful member of our team for 2019 and has been instrumental in planning for this year’s pageant,” Snowden said. “Kayleigh will speak sharing her experience and future plans.”

Snowden noted that Chuck Davis founded the Guinea Jubilee in 1979 held in the Plaza Pharmacy parking lot at Hayes. “Of course, there have been many changes since that first weekend but the concept of the celebration is still the same—honoring the heritage of this unique community known as Guinea,” she said.

After winners are announced, and Guinea Heritage Day concludes, all efforts then turn toward the 40th anniversary Guinea Jubilee, to be held Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, on the grounds of the Abingdon Ruritan Club at Bena.