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Juneteenth celebration is June 14

The 19th annual Juneteenth celebration will be held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at Kelsey Park in Salisbury. The theme this year is, “The Legacy Continues.”
The event will be sponsored by Vashti Chapter No. 122 and King Ahauserus No. 127, nonprofits whose members work “to foster community service,” a statement said.
Proceeds from the Juneteenth celebration will be used for a back-to-school event. It will feature vendors and entertainment and admission is free.
The one day vendor fee is $60.00. All food vendors, except nonprofits will need to have approval from the Rowan County Department of Health. Return your vendor payment and application in person or mail to Vashti Chapter #122-Order of Eastern Stars or (Special Acct.), c/o F&M Bank, 630 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Salisbury, NC, 28147.
For more information about vendor space, call Connie Campbell at 704-957-8125, Stanley McMullen at 704-202-4686; Thelma Cook at 704-314-6945; Jill Burch at 704-267-2567; April Lee at 704-433-8521; Patricia Blackmon at 704-433-4639; or Barbara Summers at 704-232-0464.
Juneteenth is the oldest know celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger,landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were free.

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