Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO) www.cacaoonline.org

On June 13th CACAO will host their 4th Annual Caribbean festival in Linn Park.

To those who joined us for the party on Sunday, my sincere thanks. Who knew Bingo could be so much fun 🙂 Thanks to board member Janet Hamm for getting us all engaged in Great food, great friends, great fun and no rain, just a wonderful evening.

For those who missed it here is a quick rundown of activities that were announced for June to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Caribbean American Heritage Month.

On May 30th the Birmingham Museum of Art will host a workshop where kids 5 and up will get to work with their parents to make Caribbean carnival costumes. We are fortunate enough to have Maureena Watson who runs the Atlanta children’s carnival as teacher for the workshop; I am including a link very excited because after 4 years of hard work, we are being recognized by the Birmingham community:


On June 7th St. John’s AME Church downtown Birmingham will host a service and reception in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month. I need as many people as possible to attend because I would like volunteers to wear their national colors and carry the flags of the various Caribbean countries. This will be a really fun event.

On June 13th CACAO will host their 4th Annual Caribbean festival in Linn Park. We are expecting a great turnout; great food, music, dance contests and just a great time. We could use some volunteers here also, so if you haven’t yet paid your dues, remember, we pay for all these events so your help would be greatly appreciated. We will also be drawing for the winner of the two tickets to the Father’s Day concert in Atlanta during the festival.

On June 20th our sister group in Huntsville is hosting a Caribbean gala. As you know they regularly attend our dinner in December, so this is our opportunity to round out Caribbean American Heritage Month by joining with them. I will share the flyer when I receive it.

Lots of exciting things planned to celebrate our unique Caribbean culture, time for you to stop sitting on the fence and get involved. CACAO is growing, come grow with us.

Pauline Ford-Caesar


Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO) www.cacaoonline.org

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