Annual Juneteenth celebration takes place Saturday

The City of Biloxi will join more than a half dozen local organizations in hosting the annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. at John Henry Beck Park, 671 Division St.

The Juneteenth Celebration, which is free and open to all ages, will feature speeches, poetry contests, bounce houses, a health fair, face painting, arts and crafts and voter registration.

Juneteenth is a national celebration established in 1865 in Galveston, Texas to celebrate the freedom of African Americans and emphasize education, fun and unity.

For more information, contact the City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Director Cheryl Bell at 228-388-7170 or East Biloxi Community Collaborative Program Director Allytra Perryman at 601-385-5540.  
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