By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The annual 20th of May Jubilee celebration is a go, according to Tami Brown. The pageant this year has five contestants, and several more events have been added to the slate of festivities at the Madison County Recreational Park on Highway 360A in Madison.
Beginning Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. with the Miss 20th Of May Pageant, the celebration of freedom and emancipation, marking the anniversary date of the Emancipation Proclamation being announced by Gen. Edward McCook in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865.
The celebration is a cultural event as well as a weekend of family-oriented fun, and everyone is welcome. Activities include a little something for everyone, including a parade with Grand Marshall Jacobbi McDaniel, a fish fry, car show, cake auction, food vendors, spiritual and secular entertainment, and new to the event this year, a bike show put on by the Boothill Ryders Motorcycle Club on Saturday the 17th.
The festival is
accepting donations through gofundme.com, or donations can be mailed to Madison County Recreation Association, P.O. Box 755 Madison, Fl 32341.
There is also a little time left (not much, but you can still get one) to buy a tee-shirt for this year’s festivities that include the Sankofa logo and this year’s motto, “Building a Better Future.” Go to https://www.booster.com/20pageant to place your order; the tee-shirt sale closes April 28.
For more information on the festivities, contact Tami Brown at (850) 673-6207.