Regularly Scheduled Events:
Scholarship – Deadline, May 1.
Each spring, the GHA accepts applications for two $500 scholarships. Students of all ages and educational interests are invited to apply. The GHA Board members review and select the recipients. The scholarship is sent directly to the college, technical school, or educational program in which the applicant is enrolled.
A $500 scholarship is also awarded to the winner of the Miss Guinea Jubilee pageant held in the fall.
Artist’s Reception – July
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. The winner is announced in September at Guinea Heritage Day.
Guinea Heritage Day – September
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.
Miss Guinea Jubilee Pageant
The Guinea Jubilee – September
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 GHA and its activities throughout the year to celebrate the Guinea community. 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!
BBQ Sales – February and July
Held in time for Super Bowl and July 4th celebrations, this popular fundraiser takes pre-orders for Boston Butts. Watch Facebook for deadlines to order. All orders include a pint of BBQ sauce from Buck’s secret recipe.