The first ever Pike County Juneteenth Celebration will be held Sunday, June 19 on the courthouse square with a special parade through downtown Zebulon. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
“We, the members of the Concerned Citizens for Pike, supported by the Pike County Branch NAACP, invite you to attend our first annual Juneteenth Celebration. The program is slated to be a memorable occasion for the citizens of Pike County and the surrounding areas,” said Pike NAACP president Patricia Beckham.
The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. with lineup starting at 12:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fuller Chapel UMC, Zebulon. All participants are asked to be on time.
The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the Pike County Square, 16001 Barnesville St., Zebulon. The speaker is Mr. Christopher Hightower, City Councilman from Barnesville. Please bring a chair as seating will be limited.
For more information, contact Regina Bridges at 648-588-4058, Patricia Beckham at 770-468-4937 or Linda Parks at 770-467-4621.