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
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
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