2013-08-15 / Local & State

African-American Community To Celebrate 110th Homecoming


The African-American community of Heritage Heights will hold its 110th Annual Homecoming Celebration this Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18.

The community was established in the early 1800s and Bethel Cito AME Church was built in 1903.

The Homecoming Celebration has been held every year since 1903, and the African-American community is delighted to announce that it will celebrate its 110th Homecoming this year.

The Fulton County community is invited to attend and participate in the activities that are planned for the two-day celebration.

On Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Black Cemetery Association will hold a dedication for Freedom Hill Cemetery and a wine tasting at the Heritage Heights Community just west of Mc- Connellsburg along the Lincoln Highway.

A homecoming worship service will take place at noon on Sunday at Bethel Cito AME Church on Cito Road south of McConnellsburg. A worship service will also be held in Mt. Union, Pa., at the Bethel AME Church, featuring vocal performances by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Allen and Voices of Cito.

Also on Sunday the annual Slam Fest will get under way at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Building gym in McConnellsburg. Proceeds from this basketball game help to support the “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” prison ministry. Registration is $2 per person and $1 to enter game.

For more information and to order T-shirs contact Rev. Diane L. Jefferson at 717-404-5119 or e-mail: dljeff@ship.edu.

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