Juneteenth: A special celebration

Dear Editor,

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States and, on June 15, it was celebrated locally with a Juneteenth Celebration and Community Health Fair at Cuero’s First Presbyterian. This event featured a complimentary lunch and entertainment, as well as a community health fair with free health screenings and health education.

We would like to thank event organizers, health fair booths and volunteers that made this possible: Dewitt County Ministerial Alliance - Rev. Lawrence G. Roy II, President, Mt. Bethany Baptist Church - Rev. Kelvin F. Washington- Pastor, Pearlene Mathis, Carolyn Roy, Cuero Regional Hospital, Cuero Home Health, Cuero Wellness Center, Cuero Regional Hospital ER, and Humana.

We also want to thank those that provided live inspirational music: My Father’s House, Franklin Sisters, Madison Wesley, April Hernandez, and The Soul Stirrers, as well as our guest speaker, Drosto Montgomery. Plans are in the works for the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 20, 2020 and we invite the public to participate and help us mark this occasion.

Thanks to all involved in the 2019 Juneteenth event and we look forward to 2020.

Rev. Kelvin F. Washington & Rev. Lawrence G. Roy, II

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