10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Franklin

full_15484You won’t want to miss the 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: “A Celebration of Freedom” coming up Saturday, June 21! Presented by the African American Heritage Society (AAHS) and sponsored by the Hard Bargain Association, each year the celebration coincides with similar events throughout the country to mark the date when slavery ended on June 19, 1865. Plus, this year’s big event will be a commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin!

Join the Foundation at the McLemore House Museum Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for live music, free games, a gospel group performance and more!

According to the Franklin Home Page, attendees of all ages will be well-fed with barbecue and fish from MoeBetter, hot dogs, ice cream and strawberry sodas. Plus, there’s a cakewalk: contestants hope for a winning number that delivers a delicious cake provided by elected officials, judges, representatives and even one from Gov. Bill Haslam.

Learn more about the day on the Franklin Home Page here.