The 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 17 to June 19. The Celebration will kick off on Friday June 17 with a co-ed volleyball tournament at the Boys and Girls Club. On Saturday June 18, events will begin at 8:00 A.M and end at 10:00 P.M. at Lyday Park.
A parade will be held on Saturday June 18 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the intersection of Houston and Wanderer Streets. The Parade route will go to Main Street/183; up to Wilbarger Street where they will turn right and go to Tolar/Bentley Street; then they will turn left on Bacon Street and continue to Dr. MLK Jr. Street; and finish back at Houston and Wanderer Streets. The parade is anticipated to last between 30 to 45 minutes with a parade route of 2.5 miles. Approximately 50 to 100 cars are expected to participate in the parade. There will be a Police Car leading the parade and participants are asked to turn on their vehicle’s headlights and/or flashers. Other activities will include dominoes/spades; kickball; a bouncy house and food trucks. Food Trucks will be on Houston Street between Dawson Street and Wanderer Street. Sunday June 19 a Community Church Service will be held at Lyday Park beginning at 10L00 A.M. T-Shirts will be available for purchase for this year’s event.
Mayor Pam Gosline will be speaking at this event as well. This is a free event for the community. Volunteers are welcome and all are invited to attend.