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Town to Help Celebrate Juneteenth

by | Jun 2, 2023

​DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Ada Jenkins Center, together with sponsors the Town of Davidson, Atrium Health, Lowe’s, MSC, Davidson College, the Brenda H. Tapia Family Foundation, First Citizens Bank, and Summit Coffee, invites the community to celebrate its third annual Juneteenth gathering on June 17, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Please NOTE this year’s time change to an afternoon vs. midday event.

Juneteenth, a holiday originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865 and now recognized in North Carolina and forty-three other states, celebrates the emancipation of African Americans.

This celebration, located at the Ada Jenkins Center at 212 Gamble Street, will include music, dancing, vendors, Smoke and Go food truck, a children’s activity Fun Zone, as well as a complimentary lunch for those who stop by the Welcome Tent. The day of family fun is free of charge.

Town of Davidson Housing and Equity Director Eugene considers, “Juneteenth is an important celebration for our community – what many consider to be a true Independence Day! We’re so glad folks in Davidson can gather for this special event and hope to see familiar and new friends together on this day of reflection and fun!”

For additional information regarding 2023 event sponsorship, please contact Josh Kiser, Ada Jenkins’ Development and Volunteer Manager, at 704-896-0461, extension 131.

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