Abilene organizations holding weekend Juneteenth celebration


ABILENE, Texas - A few Abilene organizations are teaming up to help the community celebrate Juneteenth.

The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce, I-Can and the Dyess African American Heritage Committee are hosting the event at the Abilene Civic Center on Saturday.

Admission is free.

The opening ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. with free food at noon.

Activities will be the following:

Car show and games 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gospel Fest 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

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