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Wakulla County holds African American Heritage Festival

Posted: 6:24 PM, Feb 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-16 14:31:39-05
Wakulla County holds African American Heritage Festival
Wakulla County holds African American Heritage Festival

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) - People from around the area enjoyed their Saturday afternoon at Hudson Park as a part of the annual African American Heritage Festival.

It's not always the crowd that we want but when they are here it's a good time," said Jennie Jones chairman of Wakulla County Christian Coalition.

The day kicked off with a parade recognizing local groups like the Omega Lamplighters.

But it wouldn't be a Wakulla County Festival without familiar faces from the big bend area.

"With us being a historical black college and university and The foot print we lay on this society. Not only is but other HBCU's across the country," said FAMU Coach Willie Simmons.

"It makes me so proud to see the people that have come out here to support this. Wakulla County is proud to be American and we are so happy to be in this County," said Sheriff Jared Miller.

And there was a common theme between everyone that WTXL spoke too and that is that this event highlights the bond the community shared with each other.

"We try to reach out to all the local communities to show our support just like they support us," said Simmons.