NAACP planning June event

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The NAACP is preparing for its first Juneteenth event.

It will be held June 24 from 11 a.m. until 6 the Longleaf Trace and Farmers Market in Prentiss.

A Meet the Candidate forum will be held, and organizers are planning to have train rides available, free popcorn and other giveaways during the day including books and a toddler bike.

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Southern Pine Electric Cooperative will be giving out information as well as light bulbs.

Entertainment is also being planned throughout the day.

Juneteenth is the nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is now recognized as a national federal holiday on June 19 of each year.

Juneteenth is supported not only as a tribute of African American freedom, but as an example of encouragement of self-development and respect for all cultures.

Vendor spaces are available for the event.

For more information, contact 601-792-2692 or 601-278-0932.