The Parker County/Weatherford, TX NAACP Branch 6321 will be holding its 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 16, 2018. This year’s event will be co-hosted by the Weatherford Public Library, and will be held on the library grounds at 1014 Charles Street. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and read a proclamation that the Civil War had ended and that slaves were now free. It is celebrated especially in former slave states, and is officially recognized as a holiday in 45 states.
The Juneteenth Celebration will take place from 10am to 4pm. The celebration includes lunch, games (dominoes, spades) and performers scheduled throughout this day.
Schedule of performers:
10:15 am - Jacqui Rash, Storyteller
The NAACP will also be accepting donations for the two scholarship programs that it administers, the Weatherford Scholarship Fund and the Sarah Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information about the event, please call 817.598.4150 or email email@example.com.