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Spady Living Heritage Day takes families a step back in time
The ways of southern life came back to Delray Beach at the Spady Living Heritage Day this past weekend.
This year’s fall festival welcomed back several popular entertainers, cooks and storytellers. The Spady Museum was in the center of the action.
Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the event featured the storytelling of Butch “the Florida Cracker” Harrison; the Tradition Bearers of Renaissance Park of Marianna, FL; expanded children’s area; live musical entertainment; and a vintage farm exhibition.
Guests sampled a selection of Southern foods – from collard greens to fried cornbread and cracklin’ – and enjoyed a variety of performances including blues, gospel and R&B music, and a step show; all displayed between two stages.
Headlining the entertainment was the Strictly Business Band who performed two R&B sets, one featuring vocalist Felicia Flint. Additional acts included the Bahamas 2 Miami Junkanoo Revue, DYMiN, Gospel Angels, and the Jr. Drinkwater Blues Band.
The Tradition Bearers of Renaissance Park demonstrated making lye soap, broom making and other crafts that have passed down through the generations. Exhibitors also discussed syrup processing, turn-of-the-century hand tools and life on the farm. Activities for children included pony rides; face painting; a bounce house; a petting zoo; and traditional games, such as horseshoes, sack race, tug-o-war and 3-legged race.
The 2008 Spady Living Heritage Day Festival was sponsored in part by Tom Hinners and Auburn Group.
For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.org.
AMAZING GRACE: Carryona Scott, left, Sheldon Johnson, Deslanda Laguerre and Lashay Lee take part in a potato sack race.