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Juneteenth celebration announced
San Jacinto News- Times - June 2009
COLDSPRING – Activities for the annual Lincoln High School Reunion and Juneteenth Celebration start Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m. on the north side of the San Jacinto County Courthouse, Coldspring. Following the Emancipation Program the Juneteenth parade will begin at 10 a.m. from the old Coldspring High School campus to the San Jacinto County Fairgrounds. Other activities will be held on the Lincoln Junior High School Campus beginning at 11 a.m. If you are interested in entering the parade or for more information, please contact Lillie Thiergood at 281-583- 8053. There is no fee or cost to churches for participating in the parade. All entries will be judged and prizes for the best decorated entry. The deadline to enter is June 17.
The Juneteenth Celebration is hosted annually by The Friends of Hopewell, Inc. Hopewell was the first church of African-American Heritage organized in Coldspring in 1875. The church during that era was the hub of the community, used for worship, school and social activities. All proceeds raised go towards rebuilding the Hopewell Church Building, which will once again become a useful building for the community and also a study center for African-American history.