First Troy Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

first_imgLatest Stories First Troy Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like The Juneteenth Day celebration will include a softball tournament, a DJ, games for the kids and activities for all ages.“We’ll have vendors with African attire, jewelry, books and many other things,” McClain said. “There will be several food vendors so there will be a lot to do and plenty to eat.” Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Friday, June 15, 2018 “We will commemorate that special day with a Juneteenth Independence Day celebration on Saturday with a parade in downtown Troy and festivities afterwards.”The Juneteenth Day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade that begins at the Troy Police Station on Elm Street.“The parade will go from Elm Street through the square and down Walnut Street,” McClain said. “There is a $15 fee to put an entry in the parade and reservations must be made by 5 p.m. June 15. Following the parade, we will have a community celebration at the Academy School softball field on Farrior Street and everyone is invited.” For the first time, a Juneteenth celebration will be held in the City of Troy.Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States.Jamie McClain, president of the local sponsoring organization, SAFFE (Securing a Future For Everyone), said on June 19,1865, a Union officer General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War was over. Slavery had ended. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day LEADERS: Young professionals graduate from Leadership Pike program By Jenna Oden The 2018 Leadership Pike program concluded Tuesday afternoon with the honoring of 13 graduates during the commencement… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Vendor booths are $25 and are available until 5 p.m. on June 15.To enter the Juneteenth parade or reserve a vendor booth, call 334-372-2668 by 5 p.m. today. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more