Schedule of activities for 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration



Chihamba African Dance Troupe


Click here for a full schedule of the day's activities and other helpful information about the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration taking place this Saturday, June 18 on Main Street in downtown Warrenton.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m. - noon:

Juneteenth MCs - Rev. Jerome Bell & Nan Butler Roberts

Opening Prayer - Dr. Decker Tapscott

Opening Remarks - Town Councilman Renard Carlos

Acknowledgement of Sponsors and Businesses - Dr. T. Tyronne Champion

Purpose of Juneteenth-Black History-Local History - Karen White, Director, AAHA

Black Lives Matter Also - Jasmine Morton

Musical Selections - Faith Christian Praise Team

Selection- Black National Anthem - Robin Fields

Recognition of Local Heroes - Posthumous Award-Robert L. Walker, Rev. Moyer Foddrell

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Ellsworth Weaver


Afternoon:

Rap and Spoken Word Contest - 1:00 - 1:30pm

Chihamba African Dance Troupe - 2:00 - 2:30pm

Silky Smooth Hand Dance Association - 3:00 - 3:45pm

Hair braiding contest - 2:00 - 4pm

Sweet Potato contest - 4:00 - 4:30pm

Closing Remarks - Juneteenth Staff

Closing Prayer - Pastor Dwayne Brown


5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Music - Faycez U Know Band


Children’s Youth Activities-by Court House

Balloon artist – 11:30-1:30p.m

Face Painting – 12:00-2:00p.m.

Scavenger hunt -12:00- 3:00pm

Bingo 12:30 and 1:30pm (Small stage)

Vision Board- All Day

Children Activities Book-All Day


Portable Potties- North 3rd Street East Parking lot

South 3rd Street Parking Lot C (behind Post Office)


Lost children - Post Office

First Aid - Post Office

Lost and Found - Post Office


ALSO:


The Book Cellar, located on the lower level of the John Barton Payne Building on Courthouse Square (entrance in the back) has created a special display of books on African American culture and history--all genres, scores of topics. All books in this collection are on sale for $1 or less to celebrate Juneteenth. The Book Cellar is operated by Friends of the Fauquier Library and all proceeds go to fund programs of the Fauquier Library. This display will be available Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail (also on Courthouse Square) will be open with free admission on June 18 from 11am to 4pm. Come see the tragic exhibit on the enslaved man captured in Pennsylvania and brought back to the Fauquier County jail. See the exhibit on Madison's Barber Shop, the first business on Warrenton Main Street owned by a black man. (Note that this photo of Mr. Madison is in the Smithsonian African-American Museum too!) And many other local stories!


The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration was organized by the Fauquier County NAACP, View Tree Masonic Lodge #142, the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County and I. A. B.


Thank you to our Sponsors: Oak View Bank, PATH Foundation-Build Better Communities, AAHA, Piedmont Press, Micron Tech-Black Employees Network, Mark B. Williams & Associates, Skip Carter, and Broadview Sunoco


If you're interested in volunteering, we need you! For more information, email: Tomzell@aol.com or Call: 540.905.5712