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Friday, 19 June 2020 13:58

Cumming's Juneteemth Celebration

Two events will take place Friday and Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery.

Residents of Forsyth County will be able to learn about the history and context of the event Friday night at Fowler Park.  This events begins at 5:30 pm and is being planned by the Community Remembrance Project of Forsyth County.  The free event will feature a moderated panel entitled "courageous Conversations".  Black-owned food truck, BBQ Haven will also be on-site.  Food prices range from $10 to $15.

 

On Saturday, Forsyth County United will hold an event at the Cumming Fairgrounds from 4 to 8 p.m.  This is a free event and will feature food trucks (food to purchase) a kids zone, speakers music and vendors.  The organizers state the event is designed to be a celebration, as well as a place to educate and enact change.  They will have information booths, with petitions for everyone to sign and learn more about how they can create change in Forsyth County.

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