Second Annual Eastern Shore (VA) Juneteenth Heritage Festival will be held at Indiantown
Park in Eastville, Virginia on Saturday, June 17, 2000. The time for the festival is 10:00
a.m. until 8:00 p.m.This day-long event will include your favorite foods, music, dance,
skits, games, a softball tournament and historical exhibits. For information call
(757)331-2118 or (757)442-3797, fax (757)331-1648. Hope to see you there!
||The Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration for Halifax County-South Boston will
held the week of June 18-24. Events throughout the week include: cultural art exhibits; an
education, health, community appreciation and safety fair; community wide Bible Study led
by pastors of the community; and on Saturday June 24th a fromal celebration ceremony in
the town's Constitution Square followed by an afternoon of food and games in the town's
Main Street Park.
||The Virginia Unity Day Juneteenth Rally 2000, a celebration of African American
culture, is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2000 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Senator Henry
L. Marsh, III (D-Va) is the convenor for this event which is endorsed by the Virginia
Legislative Black Caucus, Virginia State NAACP, the Virginia State Unit SCLC, the Baptist
General Convention, the Richmond Crusade for Voters, Richmond Branch NAACP, Urban League
of Greater Richmond, and the Baptist Minister's Conference of Richmond & Vicinity.
events will include an evening worship service on Friday, June 16 and a 9 a.m. health
forum on Saturday, June 17 at Metropolitan African American Baptist Church (Richmond, VA).
A Pre-rally Slave Walk is also scheduled on Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. The main event,
to be held 6/17/00 VA on Virginia State Capitol grounds in Richmond, will feature
motivational speakers, dancers, vocalists, information vendors (on health and fitness,
financial planning, business development, etc.), a gospel concert, and art expo featuring
original African American art. Call (804)698-7516 for more info. or e-mail
||JUNE 17,2000, 1:00 - 6:00PM, AUCTIONEER'S PARK, "AT THE CROSSING AT THE
DAN" ( CRAGHEAD STREET, DOWNTOWN ) - City Armory Advisory Council and Danville Parks
and Recreation Department is hosting it's first annual Juneteenth Celebration featuring
local vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, community agencies, commercial vendors,
contest and tournaments. For more information contact 804-797-8848.
||The Concerned Citizens of Cape Charles, Va., District One Community Action Group,
Eastville community, New Road Community Development Group of Exmore, Northampton Alliance
Against Trash, Northampton Branch N.A.A.C.P., and the Northampton Co. Parks & Rec.
Dept. of the Eastern Shore of Va. Are sponsoing this year's Juneteenth festival at Indian
Town Park located on the seaside in Eastville, Va. This year's theme is the leadership and
contribution of Education and Religion to the culture of the Eastern Shore. The emphasis
on entertainment is local talent with "The Renewed Faith Gospel Singers" as the
featured group. There will be young performers as well as old with activities and events
for all ages. This is our second year of celebration and my first organizing. As I was
just appointed yesterday we're still working out a few particulars and are waiting on
reply's before we can tell all. Suggestions, questions, and other information can be
attained by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757)331-3728
||The Metropolitan Lynchburg Chapter of the American Red Cross will lead the
Central Virginia community in celebrating Juneteenth, an event that embraces all the Red
Cross stands for – humanity, caring, unity, experience, innovation,
self-development and respect for all cultures. It will take place on June 24, 2000 at the
newly refurbished, historically African American, Virginia University of Lynchburg
(Formerly Virginia Seminary and College) from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Admission is free, and the
day will include arts, crafts, African dance, food, family-oriented music, and other
exciting cultural activitie! Businesses, churches, and civic and social organizations will
set up booths and exhibits which promote positive aspects of the African-American
community while promoting their goods and services. A highlight of the day will be an
oratorical (speech) contest for 7th through 12th graders on the topic, "African
Americans in the Red Cross: The Continuous Committment." The winners will receive a
monetary award. For more information, call (804) 845-1233, ext. 5.
||The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County will welcome Horace
P. Williams, the President of the Buffalo Soldiers Re-Enactment Group as speaker for our
Juneteenth Celebration, June 24, 2000, at 1:00pm. This is our first Juneteenth
celebration. 4249 Loudoun Avenue, The Plains, Virginia, 20198
||Music, prizes, music, and reading writing and poems by African and
African-American authors. Open mike for testimonials of what Juneteeth means.