San Marcos community organizations will celebrate Juneteenth from June 10 through June 19, 2011 with banquets, BBQ cook-off, parade, games and music to celebrate the 146th anniversary of the day that Texas slaves learned they were free in 1865.
The public is invited to take part in a week of activities:
“We invite all San Marcos citizens to celebrate Juneteenth at the festivities” city council Member Chris Jones said.
Jones has created a web site here where participants can sign up for the various events.
“You can download registration forms for various events on the website,” Jones said. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate a holiday that finds its origin deeply rooted in Texas history.”
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.Email | Print