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Port Royal Homecoming: A family tradition


Annual community celebration of family draws from far and near. Port Royal’s Benevolent Lodge hosts annual family gathering and homecoming.

A Big Family pictureThe first Saturday in August is a time-cherished date for many families far and near to Clarksville. That day, no matter the date, is reserved for the largest Black Family Reunion event in Montgomery County. This year’s event proved itself up to par. The barbecue cooking started, as usual, on Friday afternoon and continued through to Saturday afternoon. Barbecue pulled pork, ribs, roasted lamb-mutton, fried fish, hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, chips, ice cream cones, soft drinks and bottled water were the menu fare.

The Moss SistersDown in the tree-lined grove, activities of all kinds were unfolding. Music, mainly old school R&B, soul and funk played across the rolling lodge grounds. An inflatable jumping castle was available for the younger set. Cake walk competitions drew lively participants and livelier observers and commentators. The home-made cakes ranged from caramel to upside-down pineapple and even chocolate layered cakes. In the cooling breeze of the grove, group dancing was enjoyed by young and old. «Read the rest of this article»


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