Juneteenth Freedom Day Community Celebration

JunJune 18 2022

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
10:00 Opening/Welcome Emcee
10:05 Prayer Erica Bluford
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
10:25 Emcee
10:35 Juneteenth Reflection Ricky Hurtado
10:45 Gun Violence and School Shootings Pastor Jaylaa Brown
11:00 Community Responsibility Austin Paritee
11:15 Emcee
11:20 Faith and Black History Pastor S. Torrain
11:30 Racial Equity Advisory Committee Dr. Travis Albritton
11:50 Music Voices of Grace
12:00 Dance Group Rosebuds
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
12:45 Music DJ Spaktacular
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
1:15 Emcee
1:20 Moments in History Johnnie Clifton
1:35 Alamance NAACP Ernestine Lewis Ward
1:40 Closing Announcements Emcee
2:00   End

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.

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