10:00am - 2:00pm Mebane Community Park
550 W. Center St., Mebane, NC 27302
The City of Mebane along with our community partners are proud to present the Juneteenth Freedom Day Community Celebration.
This celebration will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mebane Community Park.
Food Trucks/Vendors include: 3Boys Smoke Pit & Catering, Cilantro Mexican Cuisine, LLC., Coalition Kitchen, Perfect Harmonies, LLC and Simply Amazing Treats.
Event Vendors include: African-American Cultural Arts & History Center, Alamance Achieves, Alamance Branch of NAACP, Alamance Eldercare, Amazing Grace Etiquette, Inc., Bracelets by Londyn, Bynum Educational Center, Cantey Creations, D.I.V.A’s Originals, Dem Women of Alamance Co, Farmer’s Fab Fashions (Paparazzi Jewelry), GatFaces, Grace Outreach Ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, Heart and Mind Aromas, His and Her Designs, Hunters Chapel AME, Johnson Chapel, LytSoyCandleCo, Mary Kay, Marz Press-On Nails, Maya’s Designer Pillows, Mebane Historical Museum, Mosnukhenomp, Natasha Terrell Realtor, Racial Equity Advisory Committee (REAC), Ram in the Bush Productions LLC, Riley’s Be Well, Scentsy, Inc., Sharon Barksdale Worth, SpinN360 Photobooth, Storied Church and Watson Family Literacy.
We will also have various entertainment and speakers that will present throughout the event! See the Schedule of Events below:
|Time||Schedule of Events|
|10:08||Greetings from the City||Mayor Hooks|
|10:10||Proclamation||Judge Larry Brown Jr.|
|10:15||Music||Pastor Devin Paylor and Instruments of Praise|
|10:20||Social Justice and History||Dr. Freddie Parker|
|10:35||Juneteenth Reflection||Ricky Hurtado|
|10:45||Gun Violence and School Shootings||Pastor Jaylaa Brown|
|11:00||Community Responsibility||Austin Paritee|
|11:20||Faith and Black History||Pastor S. Torrain|
|11:30||Racial Equity Advisory Committee||Dr. Travis Albritton|
|11:50||Music||Voices of Grace|
|12:20||Diversity and Equity||Councilman Sean Ewing|
|12:25||Equipment, Edgar A. Guest poem||Sharon Barksdale Worth|
|12:35||Freedom, F. Douglass poem||Pastor Timothy Dorsey|
|12:50||Racial Reconciliation||Storied Church|
|1:00||Peace Prayer||Pastor Sammy Ballard|
|1:05||Spiritual Songs||Dorothy Brooks|
|1:10||Music||Johnson Chapel Ensemble|
|1:20||Moments in History||Johnnie Clifton|
|1:35||Alamance NAACP||Ernestine Lewis Ward|
Backyard Games will be available on site to enjoy including:
- Bottle Bash, Connect Four, Corn Hole, Four Person Volleyball, Giant Jenga, Kan Jam, Ladder Golf, Spike Ball, etc.
In honor of the Juneteenth federal holiday, the City of Mebane and our community will celebrate African American culture and history.
Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. General Gordon Granger announced that all enslaved people in Texas were free by order of the President of the United States on June 19, 1865. The announcement came two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.