“Blazing New Trails of Legacy through the Generations” is the theme for this year’s Black Heritage Celebration Association’s events in Covington County to honor Black History Month.

There have been events all during the month of February leading up to the biggest day for the festivities. The 24th annual Black Heritage Celebration will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022, in Collins.

At 12:00 noon, the Black Heritage Celebration Parade begins with the line-up at the Collins High School and the parade route continues through downtown Collins.

Following the parade, everyone is invited to the Carver Middle School Campus for the Heritage Museum in the Gymnasium and live stage performances at the campus.

Grand Marshals for the Parade are Dr. Sonya Barnes Barker, Delphia J. Barnes, J.B. “Ben” Barnes III, Deborah Denard Delgado, Katrina Mead Dennis, Charles Fairley, Kristal Mead Hillie, Dr. Sandra McCullum Mclaurin, Chelsea Sullivan, Dr. Shomari T. Thompson, and Arnitra Crosby.

The 2022 Black Heritage Celebration Honorees are The Family; Lincoln, Hopewell, Carver Alumni Association and Teachers 1954-1969.