Hundreds join local Juneteenth Celebration Saturday

A successful Juneteenth Celebration Saturday will be a building block for future events, according to Michael Walker, one of the coordinators.

Martin Luther King Drive in Minden was the site of the celebration that drew more than 200 people at one point during the day.

“First of all I want to thank the Good Lord for a hot blessed day,” Walker said. “A good time was had by all in attendance.”

Walker thanked the Juneteenth Celebration committee that made it happen. 

“I also so want to thank all the vendors – food, ice cream and snow cones,” he said. 

Walker said there was art for the kids, water slides, shirts and jewelry vendors. There was a history of Juneteenth and stories of freedom.

“A huge shout out to our very own Walmart Academy for providing free water to all and gift bags,” he said. “We also want to thank Minden Police and Fire departments and a host of public officials. Once again Minden came together for a good time.”