Beaufort News

First Gullah parade to be held today

The Inaugural Freedom Day Parade of the 15th annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration will start at 10 a.m. today.

Sponsored by the Native Island Business and Community Affairs Association Inc., the parade will be led by grand marshal Richard Oriage and Miss Gullah 2011 and her court.

It starts at 20 Finch St., heads toward Beach City Road, turns right onto Beach City Road and proceeds to the Dillon Road intersection.

Other Freedom Day events, all at St. James Baptist Church, 208 Dillon Road: 8 a.m., Ol' Fashion Gullah Breakfast, $10; 1 p.m., Freedom Day program, "Accentuating Historic Mitchelville," and showing of the film "Remnants of Mitchelville."