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Cricket Club Celebrates Jamaican Independence
Many who attended the event dressed in the black, green, and gold colors of the Jamaican flag.
Many who attended the event dressed in the black, green, and gold colors of the Jamaican flag.
By Heidi Randhava


More than 700 people gathered at James Park on Aug. 6 to celebrate Jamaica’s independence at the annual Friends & Family Day event hosted by the Evanston Cricket Club. Attendees enjoyed Jamaican cuisine, a cricket match, live music performances, and special guest  B96 radio personality J Niice. Vendors, face painting, and cultural activities rounded out the festivities, which lasted from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Jamaica gained its independence in 1962 from Great Britain.







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