Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Salisbury’s Kelsey Scott Park will be hopping Saturday for the annual Juneteenth Celebration.
The fun-filled day begins at 9 a.m. and goes into the evening and will feature good food, live entertainment, service vendors and games for children and adults, including horseshoe and basketball tournaments and softball contests.
A car and motorcycle show is schedule for 4 p.m.
Thirty-five area performers have committed to participate in the festival, and Juneteenth organizers are still accepting applications for service and merchandise vendors. Vendor space is $55.
For more information, call Sherry Hawthorne, 704-245-0425, and Sarah Lightner, 704-637-6528 ext. 252.
Featured gospel groups include Original Gospel Express and Willing Travelers, both of Mooresville, and DJ Majesty will keep activities moving along all day.
Organizers recommend that you bring your own lawn chair and umbrella.
Here’s a list of participants and events:
9 a.m., children games with Talita McCain of Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department; 9:30, April Gooden and Cindy Dooley; 10 a.m. Funk Phi Funk Step Team, basketball tournament led by Andy Mitchell and area coaches; 10:15 a.m., C&C Mime Team of Statesville; 10:30 a.m. Mark Chambers Dance Team; 10:45 a.m. Golden Harmonizers; 11 a.m. Carson Family, softball tournament led by Brian Miller; 11:15 a.m., Aria Eller and Praise Dancers; 11:30 a.m., Victoria Rhinehart; 11:45 a.m., Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church; noon, Rebecca Stinson; 12:15 p.m., United House of Prayer Band; 12:30 p.m., Kujimani South Praise Dance Team; 12:45 p.m., remarks by sponsors First Legacy Federal Credit Union, city of Salisbury, Food Lion and William Peoples; 1:15 p.m., E-Love Rap of Salisbury; 1:30 p.m., CAPA Rap of Salisbury; 1:45 p.m., JBA Rap of New Jersey; 2 p.m., Deon Turner hip hop dancing; 2:15 p.m., America Streets Rap of Charlotte; 2:30 p.m., Kelly Wright R&B of Concord; 2:45 p.m., New Breed of Greensboro; 3 p.m., Wisdom of South Carolina; 3:15 p.m., Under Construction Dancers of Winston-Salem; 3:30 p.m., Big Na of Winston-Salem; 3:45 p.m., Tyrand Neo Soul R&B of Durham; 4 p.m., Thomas Johnson and his saxophone, car and motorcycle show begins; 4:15 p.m., awards; 4:45 p.m., Juneteenth Committee and Salisbury Community Electric Slide; 5 p.m. Cornerstone Choir and Praise Team of Salisbury; 5:15 p.m., The Airs of Salvation of Salisbury; 5:30 p.m., Men Over 60 of Salisbury; 5:45 p.m., Original Gospel Express of Mooresville; 6:15 p.m., Anointed Disciple; 6:30 p.m., Willing Travelers of Mooresville; 6:45 p.m., Voice of Deliverance of Salisbury; 7 p.m., Outreach Deliverance Christian Missionaries of Charlotte; 7:15 p.m., Fairview Heights Baptist Church of Salisbury; 7:30 p.m., Hope Askew of Hampton, Va.; 7:45 p.m., Disciples of Joy of Salisbury; and 8 p.m. Anointed Voices of Salisbury.