Jamaicans in Palm Beach County to Celebrate Independence Anniversary


Jamaicans in Palm Beach County, South Florida, will observe the nation’s 44th anniversary of independence with a weekend of activities, beginning on Saturday (August 5).
Jamaicans of Palm Beaches, a charitable organization, will host the annual Independence Ball to be held at the Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.
On Sunday (August 6), beginning at 10:00 a.m., a service of thanksgiving will be held at the Grace Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach, with the officiating minister being the Reverend Winston Wright. A number of state officials and distinguished guests are expected to participate in the event.
Following the service, hundreds of Jamaican nationals will celebrate at the Jamaica Festival to be held at the John Prince Park in Lake Worth. The event will feature several local entertainers and reggae artistes, including Errol Dunkley, Alton Ellis, Stanley and the Turbines, Debbie Elliot, and popular reggae artiste, Turbulence. Also making an appearance will be former Jamaica Festival two-time gold medallist for speech, Cleopatra Carr.
The day-long festival will be hosted by the United Sports and Social Club, another community-based association of Jamaican nationals.

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