Juneteenth Celebration 2017

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The Juneteenth Celebration will take place June 17th, at The Eddie Mae Herron Center,
1708 Archer Street, Pocahontas.

Juneteenth Registration Forms

3 on 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

3 players per team plus 1 substitute. Cost is $30 per team. Lunch & drinks are provided.
NOTE: Venue changed to the Eddie Mae Herron Center.

Registration Form

JUNETEENTH PAGEANT

Red, White, & Blue Casual Sportswear. No pageant dresses or make-up. Divisions through ages 16. Registration $10.

NOTE: Venue changed to the Eddie Mae Herron Center.

Registration Form

BBQ COOKOFF

1st Annual Juneteenth BBQ Cookoff. Pork Butt, Pork Ribs, and Chicken Categories.
NOTE: Venue changed to the Eddie Mae Herron Center.

Registration Form

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30 am - BBQ Cook-off Setup

  • 9:00 am to 9:30 am - Cub Scouts Opening Ceremony

  • 9:30 am - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

  • 9:30 am to 10 am - Juneteenth Pageant Registration

  • 10 am to 11 am - Juneteenth Pageant

  • 11 am to 11:30 am - Karate Show

  • 12 pm to 1 pm - Lunch/BBQ Cook-Off Judging

  • 2 pm to 3 pm - History Reenactment by Felicia Richardson, M.Ed.

Car Show, Music, Door Prizes, etc. will continue throughout day

Felicia Richardson, M.Ed.

Script writer and storyteller. Living History Coordinator at Historic Arkansas Museum since 2005. Co-creator of Historic Arkansas Museum’s Before Freedom, a program that is available during Black History Month. Has created and portrayed a number of characters based in history, including the former Ashley slave who will be presented on June 17.

What is Juneteenth?

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth.

You can read more about the Juneteenth celebration here.

2017 Juneteenth Photos

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Thank you to everyone who contributed photos.