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Citizens celebrate Juneteenth despite heat

by Joshua Turner | June 21, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
Announcements for the events at Juneteenth are being made. (Joshua Turner/Banner News)

The Juneteenth Festival by the United Community Organization in Magnolia was last week.

There were many events including gospel, the soul stroll, dancing, a rib cook-off and more.

Despite temperatures in the upper 90's on Saturday many could still be found at Southside Park in Magnolia celebrating the holiday.

Booths ranged from selling food to jewelry and a children's playland was set up by Jodi Mallory which included bounce houses, skeeball, baggo and more.

photo Juneteenth shirts are being sold at a booth. (Joshua Turner/Banner News
photo Jodi Mallory preps ribs next to his mother for the Juneteenth celebration. (Joshua Turner/Banner News)
photo Children and teens paint at the Juneteenth Festival art station sponsored by the Magnolia Rotary club. (Joshua Turner/Banner News)

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