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Letters to the editor – Saturday (6-28-08)

Many contributed to Juneteenth event
The Juneteenth 2008 Committee would like to thank our sponsors for making this year’s event a success.
Special thanks to Food Lion, First Bank, First Legacy Credit Union, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Cornerstone Church, Domino’s Pizza, Wal-Mart, Cheerwine Bottling Co. and Chanka Yatawara.
Special thanks also to: Corvette Club of Salisbury, Rodger Rankin, Albert Johnson, Marvin Shaw, Danny Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Brachett for the nice display of cars.
We also had four community service award winners: Community Teacher Award, Raemi Evans and Annie L. Pruitt; Outstanding Community Service Award, Annie C. Thompson; Community Barbershop Award, Charles White.
Trophy winners for the games in the park included: First place horseshoe tournament, Pete Knox and Leon Melton; first place motorcycle, Michelle Bailey; first place car, Lydia N. Best.
Best parade participant was Women of Destination, a new women’s social group, and best choir participant was United and Praise-Salisbury.
Little Miss Juneteenth 2008 was Sharaye Wood, age 2, daughter of Rayshone Wood and Jamar Connor.
The Coach’s Award went to Coach Andy Mitchell; Basketball Leadership & Citizen Award, to Bobby Jackson, a Salisbury native who plays for the Houston Rockets.
Special thanks to our emcees Jill Burch (Juneteenth advisor) and Roland Carter; our deejay of the day, Glenn Ford, and drum player, Dre Cowan.
Special thanks to the Arts Council for providing the stage for our event and Robert Faulk for building the stage.
Thanks to the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department and city of Salisbury for permitting the event, and to Police Chief Mark Wilhelm and Officer Williams; and to parade coordinator Byron Brown.
Thanks to the Salisbury Post for helping publicize the event.
We will also be having a back-to-school event in August.
ó Sherry Hawthorne
Salisbury
Hawthorne served as president of Juneteenth 2008.

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