Published 1:23 pm Thursday, July 26, 2018
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People had plenty of time to visit with friends new and old.
James Simpso takes in the sights of Boneyville Days.
Dionne Givens and her son Damien Givens-Ford visit with some old friends
Young girls make their way to the Boneyville Days celebration.
Games were a popular activity at the event.
Young kids enjoy cornhole.
Markeith Brown tries his hand at cornhole.
Priscilla Brown and Cammie Coulter visit while watching all the days activity.
Boneyville Days visitors enjoy playing a game.
Cynthia Stewart waits to make her move in a game.
Antiques were on display.
Photos by Abigail Whitehouse
Viola Wilkinson holds up the Boneyville Days canvas bearing the names and thumbprints of visitors.
Thumbprints on Boneyville Days canvas.
Descendants of former slaves Alfred Simpson and Napoleon Bonaparte “Boney” Hays sponsored the inaugural celebration of Boneyville Days.
Descendants and anyone affiliated with Boneyville made their way in both locally and from across the country. Many visitors proudly wore t-shirts that read, “There is no Ville like Boneyville.”
Fun and games and fellowship were the theme for the day and each visitor left their mark on the day, literally, by putting their thumbprint and name on a large canvas to commemorate the occasion.