"Cumby's Giant Homecoming"
Black Jack Grove Day
by: Bobby McDonald
It's that day set aside, every year, for friends, families, and distant relatives to make their way back to Cumby, formerly known as Black Jack Grove, and enjoy a day of eating good ol' Hopkins County Stew, playing games, visiting the booths, and just sitting beneath the shade trees and visiting, to "catch-up" on all the things that have happened since you last saw each other! It's Black Jack Grove Day, in Cumby, that features a parade through downtown, dunkin' booths, musical entertainment, washpots full of stew, and plenty of quality time spent with friends and neighbors.
"Everybody from Cumby tries to make it back for Black Jack Grove Day, just so we won't be talking about them!" jokingly exclaimed one of this year's attendees. "It's a day of fun and excitement for everybody!"
And, despite a "damp" beginning, Saturday's weather "cleared off" and made for wonderful day spent in Cumby.
Enjoy these photos from the celebration:
Cumby's Matt Petty, was "taking a breather" following the 5K Run.
And, Cumby First Baptist Church's new Pastor, John Ginn, and his family were eagerly awaiting the
beginning of the annual Black Jack Grove Parade.