The 21st annual Black Heritage Celebration of Covington County will continue throughout the month of February with the theme “Success Always Leaves Footprints.” The celebration included a Talent Hunt well as a Beauty and Beau Pageant. The Collins High School gymnasium will be set up for the Heritage Museum on Saturday February 24 at 10 a.m. The celebration highlight will be the Heritage Parade on Saturday, February 24 at 12 noon on Main Street in Collins. Entertainment will follow the parade at the Collins High School football field where a Battle of the Bands will be held. The parade route will travel down First Street South and make a turn onto Arrington Avenue before turning again onto Main Street. The parade will then travel along Main Street before turning onto Fir Avenue headed back to Collins High School. Guests are invited to come enjoy live music, children’s entertainment and concessions. Grand Marshal for the parade is Collins Mayor Hope Jones. Other honorees are retired and active educators. The Battle of the Bands will take place on February 24 at 1:30 p.m. and will include six area high school bands. Chairpersons and committee members for the celebration include: Pageant Chairperson-Jungeline Williams; Parade-Danny Spencer and Ray Magee; Museum-Mary Gilmer and Shana Cooper; Booth Space-Charles Carney; Fellowship of Churches-Betty Owens and Bettie Clayborn; Talent Hunt-Alonzo Williams; Battle of the Bands-Charles Beasley and Coordinator-Elaine Barnes.