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Monday, February 17, 2020
 
 
While the various festivities at Emancipation Celebrations were food for the soul local organizers and vendors ensured the physical body was also well nourished. Members of the community cooked and baked for days prior to the event. Concession stands at Jackson Park were set up and patrons enjoyed scrumptious baked goods and family favourites. Display booth also featured handicrafts.

The celebration was famous for its delicious barbeque. ‘Mr Emancipation’ himself, Walter Perry, was the proud guardian of the secret sauce. A warning to our readers simply viewing the following pictures may make your mouth water.
 
Ray Horn and Miss Frances Shreve
Ray Horn and Miss Frances Shreve prepare ribs with ‘secret sauce’ (Windsor Star 2/08/1958), Photo Courtesy of the Windsor Star.
     
Walter Perry with Jim Steele, Mrs. Sarah Horn and Ray Horn
Walter Perry with Jim Steele, Mrs. Sarah Horn and Ray Horn of Windsor (Windsor Star 29/07/1961), Photo Courtesy of the Windsor Star.
     
Sam Pickens, Walter Perry and Lawrence Franklin
Sam Pickens, Walter Perry and Lawrence Franklin prepare ribs (Windsor Star 30/07/1966), Photo Courtesy of the Windsor Star.
     
Angela Beckford
Angela Beckford at The Windsor West Indian Association Display Booth (Windsor Star 5/08/1972), Photo Courtesy of the Windsor Star.
     
Candy apples
No festival is complete without sampling a delicious candy apple (Windsor Star 2/08/1949), Photo Courtesy of the Windsor Star.
     
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