Four “Keepers of the Heritage 2017” will be cited for their efforts in the areas of cultural enrichment and historical and cultural preservation, at the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc.’s (HCFS) 11th Annual Heritage Dinner and Talent Showcase of Savannah and the Low Country. This event will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Center, located at 11111 Abercorn Street, with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Dinner Showcase at 7:00 p.m.
The standing theme of this family event is, “Embracing and Preserving Our Heritage to Fortify Our Future.” We will have a celebration relative to the HCFS’ interest and commitment to the history and preservation of our coastal history and culture, announced HCFS’ President Kimberly G. Middleton. For their outstanding efforts in the areas of cultural enrichment and preservation, we will be citing the following persons and organizations as a 2017 “Keeper of the Heritage”: First African Baptist Church, Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman, Pastor; Jim and Pat Bacote, Geeechee Kunda Cultural Museum, in Riceboro, GA; Patt Gunn, Executive Director, The Geechee Institute; and Remer K. Pendergraph, (posthumous), Chairman, The W. W. Law Foundation. The Diaspora Marketplace will co-sponsor the event. Richard, Lillian and Margaret Shinhoster and family of the Diaspora Marketplace, will present an exhibit of African fashions and artifacts. This continues to be a popular part of the evening as the beauty and history unfolds with their creative presentations. Also, the event will feature some of the hottest, most eclectic artists in the coastal area, as well as a festive buffet.
Diana Harvey Johnson, a consultant to the HCFS, says that “The Heritage Dinner and Showcase continues to spotlight some of the unique and outstanding talent and cultural enrichment in the area community, in addition to providing an opportunity to fellowship, network and enjoy a festive entertainment venue.” For more information, please call Julia Wright at 233-0855 or 927-8425.