Juneteenth Celebration 2018

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The Juneteenth Celebration will take place June 16th, 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.
Pocahontas Community Center.

Registration Form

JUNETEENTH PAGEANT

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

Registration Form

BBQ COOKOFF

2nd Annual Juneteenth BBQ Cookoff. Pork Butt, Pork Ribs, and Chicken Categories.
Eddie Mae Herron Center.

NOTE: Venue changed to the Eddie Mae Herron Center.

Registration Form

Schedule of Events

June 15 at 5pm – Basketball Tournament at the Pocahontas Community Center.

June 16th Activities – Opening ceremony by the Boy Scouts and Metro Singers – Mr. and Miss Juneteenth Pageant – BBQ Cook-off – Door Prizes – Games – Bouncy House – Cake Walk – Music Acapella singing by the Metro Singers of St. Louis.

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.