Two Juneteenth celebrations scheduled in Davie

Published 9:27 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth.

It is the oldest known celebration commemorating, not only the ending of slavery in the United States, but alo African American culture and heritage.

This year, Juneteenth will be observed with two events in Davie County, both free and open to the public.

On June 19,  Senior Services and Davie NAACP will host a program featuring local choirs, praise dancers, and oral readings.  The event will start at 2 p.m. at Senior Services, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville.

The second event will be held on Saturday, June 29 at the Masonic Picnic Grounds from noon-6 p.m., rain or shine. Heritage Alliance Project, Mocksville Tourism & Development, and the county, have partnered for an afternoon of music (featuring local choirs), food trucks, vendors, and kid-friendly activities. For information about sponsorships, or to reserve exhibit space, email Heritage Alliance Project at

For more information about Heritage Alliance Project, visit