‘It’s a day of celebration:’ 3rd annual Juneteenth celebration set to return in Princess Anne

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The town of Princess Anne is set to bring back their 3rd annual Juneteenth celebration later this month.

It’s a collaborative effort between the town, Somerset County NAACP, and other community partners. The free event will kick off with a parade followed by a festival.

Organizers say there will be something for the whole family to enjoy from food, music, and a variety of vendors to shop with.

We’re told a big focus of the day will be on education. “It signifies the last emancipation of slaves being set free. Now that we are free, our hope is that we can all come together and treat each other equally. It’s a day of celebration,” Princess Anne Juneteenth Committee Chair Tomasha Blount said.

“We’re educating our kids and our young adults on the importance of black history and coming together.”

That event is set for Saturday, June 17th at Manokin River Park. The parade will start at 11AM followed by the festival from noon-5PM.

Vendors, sponsors, and parade entries are still being accepted. To find out more information, email @somersetjuneteenth@gmail.com

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