Juneteenth Celebration

The Juneteenth Committee is delighted to announce a heartfelt community event commemorating Juneteenth, taking place on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. This celebration aims to foster education, cultural awareness, and honor the historical significance of Juneteenth.

The Juneteenth Celebration will be held Wednesday June 19, 2024 at Val Riess Park (1101 Magistrate St. Chalmette, LA. 70043. The event is from 9:00am-11:00am. Wreath laying immediately foloowing at Fazendeville Ceremery. 

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It is a day for celebration, reflection, and learning. The Juneteenth Committee has organized a rich array of activities including historical presentations, a catered breakfast, music, and water activities for children.

"We are thrilled to partner with our sponsors and the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism to bring the community together once again to honor the rich history and achievements of African Americans," said April Columbus, President of the Juneteenth Committee. "Every year, this event provides an opportunity for all residents of St. Bernard Parish to come together, learn, and celebrate the emancipation of the enslaved. We aim to raise awareness and commemorate Juneteenth in a meaningful way."

This year's event will highlight and commemorate the Historical Fazendeville Community of St. Bernard Parish. By focusing on the importance of our roots, community, education, unity, and cultural appreciation, we hope to ignite a spirit of inclusivity and inspire our local leaders and government.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsors will receive prominent recognition in event promotional materials, verbal acknowledgments during the event, logo placements, and networking opportunities.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate in the Juneteenth community event, please contact April Columbus at aacolumbus16@gmail.com.

**About the Juneteenth Committee:**

The Juneteenth Committee is a group of dedicated residents of St. Bernard Parish who are passionate about promoting awareness and celebrating the historical significance of Juneteenth. The committee organizes several community events and initiatives to commemorate this important milestone in American history.

**Media Contact:**

April Columbus  
Juneteenth Committee of St. Bernard Parish