Upcoming Fundraising Events:
Apple Sale – Orders due by Oct. 8th, pick up at Buck’s Store on Friday, Oct. 12th.
The GHA is taking orders for Mountain Apples ½ Bushel $20.00
Use this link to find the order form: Mountain Apples Order form
Saturday, Oct. 13th – “Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys” in concert!
Limited Seating. $25
Get your tickets from GHA Board Members or call Ginny Snowden 804-642-5824.
Board Members: Ginny Snowden, Leslie and Keith Belvin, Rupert Thomas, Hamilton Williams, Rose Marie Smith, Mac Sisson, LT Wells, Sharon Zuber
You can pay for tickets using our website “Donate” button – please note that you are paying for concert tickets and if you want to pick them up at the store in advance or at the door.
Regularly Scheduled Events:
Each spring, the GHA accepts applications for a $500 scholarship. Students of all ages and educational interests are invited to apply. Representatives of the GHA and the Guinea Jubilee Committee review and select the recipients. The scholarship is sent directly to the college, technical school, or educational program in which the applicant is enrolled.
Each year, in June, artists submit original artwork and photographs based on the theme “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future” to the GHA/GJ print contest. In July, the submissions are displayed locally at a reception for the artists and the community, usually in July. The winner is announced in September at the Guinea Heritage Day.
Guinea Heritage Day
The first Sunday after Labor Day, the GHA honors the local community by announcing the Grand Marshal for the Guinea Jubilee, unveiling the winning print for the year, and introducing the Children’s Art Contest Winners. This community day also includes a reception featuring history and stories of Guinea with memorabilia display, and the Miss Guinea Jubilee Pageant.
The Guinea Jubilee
The Guinea Jubilee is a two-day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, a 5K run/walk, delicious seafood, and local musicians. This festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.
Money raised by the Guinea Jubilee contributes to the scholarship and museum funds. This family-friendly fundraising event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Guinea Jubilee website.
Christmas at Buck’s
The second Saturday in December, Buck’s Store is open to the public from 10:00 – 4:00. Both Guinea Jubilee and GHA items are available for purchase for last-minute shopping, and there is always the chance that Santa might stop by!