Juneteenth celebration Saturday at Willie Lynch Park

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Eddie Jackson of St. Smyrna Baptist Church performs a solo for the crowd at the 2011 Newnan Juneteenth event.

Juneteenth, also Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, will be celebrated in Coweta County Saturday at Willie Lynch Park near downtown Newnan, said Brittany Harrison of No Longer Tied Outreach.

Events run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the park, located at Wesley Street and Richard Allen Drive.

The tentative schedule for the day includes: 

• In the Wesley Street Gym, the question-and-answer open forum health fair runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Family games on the baseball field run noon until 5:30 p.m.

• The celebration will have two entertainment portions at the pavilion; the first is 1-2 p.m. and the second half 4-5:30 p.m. 

For details on free booths contact Harrison at 404-536-0006 or email her at Juneteenthnewnan@gmail.com.




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