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Juneteenth plans are taking shape

Volunteers are needed for the all-day celebration at Campbell Park.

By JON WILSON
Published May 20, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG - A gospel concert, a history program and plenty of door prizes are among the features at this year's Juneteenth celebration, an all-day event June 16 at Campbell Park.

Plans include comedian Steffon Vann, and the Gerald Veasley Band also are highlights, said Faye Dowdell, who this year took over the leadership role for the event, which celebrates the end of slavery in America. It is officially on June 19.

As always, the celebration is free and open to the public. It starts at 10 a.m. and will last until about 6 p.m. Campbell Park is at 601 14th St. S.

The Urban League will be present in conjunction with a career fair, Dowdell said.

Other highlights include health screenings, massages, make-overs, handmade jewelry on sale and vendors offering an array of food. The Nite Riders Van Club will give away hot dogs.

Volunteers are needed, Dowdell said.

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For information, call (727) 743-6792, or visit www.juneteenth-stpete.org.

[Last modified May 19, 2007, 20:42:48]


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