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Juneteenth activities begin Saturday
San Jacinto News- Times - June 2009
COLDSPRING – Juneteenth will be celebrated in Coldspring Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. on the north side of the San Jacinto County Courthouse. The annual event will be held in conjunction with the Lincoln High School Reunion. 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. The Juneteenth Celebration is hosted annually by The Friends of Hopewell, Inc. Hopewell was the fi rst 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. For more information,contact Lillie Thiergood at 281-583- 8053.