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Community Briefs: Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

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GOLDSBORO — Herman Park will come alive with music, food, rides and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 as Goldsboro hosts its first celebration of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, also know as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

More than 25 vendors will be on hand and five food trucks will offer barbecue, doughnuts, wings, drinks and more.

Daniel family reunion scheduled

BLACK CREEK — Descendants of the late James and Elaphair Daniel will hold a family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Black Creek Community Building on Privette Street. Attendees are asked to bring a picnic lunch.

For more information, call Glenda Barnes at 252-243-3350, Betty Jo Greene at 252-230-9316, Debbie Bass at 252-290-5775 or Jean Collier at 252-237-9100.

Springfield High class plans reunion

The Springfield High School class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, June 28 with a cookout at the American Legion Building in Elm City; a banquet from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Wilson Country Club and ending with morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 30 at Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 6202 Wiggins Mill Road, Lucama.

For more information, call John Thompson at 919-612-0249.

Alumni group to hold scholarship dance

The William-Springfield Alumni Association’s annual scholarship dance will be held from 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6 to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Wedgewood Country Club on Old Stantonsburg Road. Dress is semi-formal.

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased by calling: Jack Kirby at 252-289-5650, Brenda White at 252-315-4016, James Kent at 252-230-3937, John Coley at 252-237-5774 or Wayne Perry at 252-230-8419.

Garden volunteer day slated

The Wilson Botanical Gardens will have a garden party volunteer day beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at 1806 Goldsboro St. SW. The volunteers will help uproot invasive weeds in the native plant garden. Trained master gardeners will lead volunteer workers in eradicating them. For more information, call 252-237-0113.

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