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Second Geechee Gullah Festival set for March 25
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The city of Richmond Hill and the David Boles Foundation will co-host the second annual Geechee Gullah Festival.

This festival highlights the culture (food, music, religion, societal norms, etc.) of the local descendants of the local rice plantations. The Geechees are enslaved people in Georgia. The name is derived from the Ogeechee River.

The event has many layers. This year’s theme is “Growing Up on the Ogeechee.” Alvin Glen is the featured artist.

An authentic painting, “Pounding on the Ogeechee”, has been commissioned for this festival and will be sold at the festival. Local vendors will provide authentic Geechee Gullah cuisine.

Live music, testimonials, basket weaving, and many other historical and cultural presentations will be displayed.

The festival will take place at J. F. Gregory Park on March 25, from noon until 5 p.m. Please bring your lawn chairs so that you may sit as you enjoy the presentations and performances that will take place on the stage. This event is educational and entertaining.

The David Boles Foundation is a local nonprofit whose mission is “to support a healthy community by promoting educational, recreational, and spiritual solutions”. The Geechee Gullah Festival is directly aligned with the mission.

The city of Richmond Hill is proud to celebrate diversity as residents celebrate its lifelong citizens.

The event committee is soliciting sponsors to promote this event.

Please contact David Boles Foundation at or (912)7133773 for questions about levels of sponsorships and other questions.

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