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Juneteenth celebration Saturday in Sterling

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – YWCA of the Sauk Valley’s free Juneteenth CommUNITY Freedom Festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Propheter Park, 506 E. Sixth St.

There will be live entertainment, a children’s fun fair, and a bounce house. Jeremy the Amazer with Sterling Kiwanis will make balloon animals. Concessions will include Papa Tom’s Famous BBQ, tacos, sno cones, and popcorn, and there will be a bake sale and a market featuring goods from local gardeners, businesses, and associations.

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in America. June 19, 1865, was the day news of emancipation reached slaves in Texas.

Find Juneteenth on Facebook or call the Y, 815-625-0333, for more information.

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