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Eastville The 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!
South Boston 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.
Richmond 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.

Pre-rally 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 DreamStephanie@netscape.net.

Danville 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.
Cape Charles 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 jacobs159@prodigy.net or call (757)331-3728
Lynchburg 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.
Warrenton 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
Norfolk Music, prizes, music, and reading writing and poems by African and African-American authors. Open mike for testimonials of what Juneteeth means.

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