Fort Bend County Officials and Lucille's 1913 Celebrate the 50th Annual Juneteenth in Kendleton

The City of Kendleton, in collaboration with Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Precinct 4 Commissioner Dexter McCoy, and Lucille's 1913, is excited to commemorate the 50th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. This historic event will take place on Wednesday, June 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bates Allen Park, 630 Charlie Roberts Lane, Kendleton, TX 77451. This celebration is free and open to the public, inviting everyone to join in honoring this significant milestone.

A Day of Celebration and Reflection

The Juneteenth celebration promises a day filled with vibrant activities and meaningful reflections. Attendees can look forward to an array of musical performances, delectable food offerings, diverse vendor stalls, and engaging museum tours. Additionally, there will be county resource giveaways and a community garden harvest, highlighting the collaborative spirit of the event.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, June 19

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bates Allen Park, 630 Charlie Roberts Lane, Kendleton, TX 77451

Admission: Free and open to the public

For more information, please contact the offices of Fort Bend County Judge KP George or Precinct 4 Commissioner Dexter McCoy.

Understanding Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Although President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the news did not reach Texas until June 19, 1865. This day is a poignant reminder of freedom and the ongoing struggle for equality.

About Lucille’s 1913

Lucille’s 1913 is a Conscious Community Collective dedicated to combating food insecurity and promoting sustainable community development. Since launching its farming initiative in 2022, Lucille’s 1913 has been pivotal in revitalizing Kendleton, TX. Once a historic farming community turned food desert, Kendleton now benefits from the efforts led by Horticultural Director Jeremy Peaches, a fourth-generation urban farmer. The initiative aims to provide residents with affordable, fresh produce, create employment opportunities, and support Lucille’s Hospitality Group’s vertically integrated ecosystem.

A Community United

The 50th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Kendleton is more than just an event; it’s a testament to the community’s resilience and unity. This celebration serves as a bridge connecting the past to the present, honoring the legacy of those who fought for freedom and those who continue to strive for a more equitable future.

Join the Celebration

Come and be part of this momentous occasion. Enjoy the festivities, learn about the rich history of Juneteenth, and witness the positive impact of initiatives like Lucille’s 1913. Together, we can celebrate our shared heritage and look forward to a brighter future.

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For more details, visit the official website or contact the offices of Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Precinct 4 Commissioner Dexter McCoy.