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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Town of Davidson Helps Celebrate Juneteenth

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The Ada Jenkins Center, together with sponsors the Town of Davidson, Atrium Health, Newel Brands Charitable Foundation, the Brenda H. Tapia Foundation, Davidson College, Davidson Wine Company, and Wade and Associates, invite the community to celebrate Juneteenth on June 19, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

 Juneteenth, a holiday originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865 and now recognized in North Carolina and forty-three other states, celebrates the emancipation of African Americans.

The free celebration, located at the Ada Jenkins Center at 212 Gamble Street, will include music, food trucks, entertainment, keynote reflections, and children’s activities. Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will read the opening proclamation. Thanks to event sponsors, the first 200 people to check in at the Welcome Tent will receive a complimentary lunch.

Town of Davidson Housing and Equity Director Eugene Bradley notes “Juneteenth is an important celebration for our community – what many consider to be a true Independence Day! We’re so glad folks in Davidson can gather together for this great event and hope to see many familiar and new faces on this day of reflection and fun!”

 Limited vendor tables are available, and event volunteers are also needed. For those interested, contact Events Manager Mardee Woodward at mardee.woodward@adajenkins.org or sign up here.

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