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 wit...
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