Legacy Day

Thank You to Our Sponsors of Legacy Day 2018!

We appreciate the support of the following individuals and organizations whose sponsorship made Legacy Day 2018 happen!  We had a wonderful celebration thanks to the hard work of the Legacy Day Committee volunteers and our sponsors.  Thank you!


R & B – $1,000+
Garfield Center for the Arts
Hedgelawn Foundation
Historical Society of Kent County
Nina Houghton
Starr Center, Washington College
Town of Chestertown

JAZZ – $500
Andover Media
Atlantic Broadband
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Heron Point
Gayle & Robert Ingersoll
Kent County Arts Council
Skippy’s Riverside Gifts

BLUES – $250
Bennie Smith Funeral Home
Brampton Inn
Chesapeake Bank & Trust
Chestertown Library
Cross Street Realtors
Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company
Margie & Mickey Elsberg
Fredy Granillo
Richard W. Hall, Jr.
Janes United Methodist Church
Kent County Economic Development
William & Vita Pickrum
Price Rentals & Events
Shrewsbury Church
Linda & Neil Stoddard
Madelaine & Ralph Surette

HIP HOP – $100
A-Plus Sanitation
Barbie Bedell
Blue Bird Tavern
Ann Bricker
Contagious Creations
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Doug Ashley Realtors
East Coast Storage
Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam
Barbara & David Foster
Hanleyman Services
James Thompson, Masonry
Infinity Recycling
Arlene Frances Lee
Peoples Bank
Patricia & Vic Pfeiffer
Rita & Dan Premo
Cynthia Saunders
Lolli R. Sherry
Shore United Bank
The Mainstay
Tidewater Trader
Todd’s Body Shop
Work in Progress Ministries
Wye River Upper School

Sandra Bjork
Alta M. Campbell
ChesaDel Crier
Dependable Pest Management
Diversity Dialogue Group
Yvette Hynson
Beryl Kemp
Alisha Knight
Liminal Solutions Psychotherapy & Consulting
Lisa & Timothy Moody (in honor of)
Marlene and Robert Moores, Jr.
Linda M. Reed
The Visiting Veterinarian
Twiggs & Teacups
Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

BEBOP – $25
Lisa Mazingo
Big Mixx’s
Cupcake Queen
Lucia Foster
Jab Cab


Sumner Hall is proud to have been the primary producer of the Fifth Annual Legacy Day festivities in Chestertown, Maryland.  In spite of the threat of thunderstorms, the parade and party drew a crowd of 800 – 1,000 folks who enjoyed the parade, the offerings of craft and food vendors and dancing in the street to the music of Soulfied Village and DJ Lonnie Butcher.   The Genealogy Workshop and Gospel Concert were big hits as well.  Legacy Day started five years ago as an effort to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in Kent County.  We also wanted to encourage all residents of Kent County to recognize their shared history, and to have a good time doing it.

Soulfied Village, Photo by Gary Lewis

Check this website to see pictures from Legacy Day 2018!