The Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival continued today commemorating the end of slavery in the United States on June 19th, 1865.
Today’s events featured a children’s day out which included plenty of fun in the sun on water slides and bounce houses…and of course…candy. While adults appreciated the deeper meaning of the day, the kids enjoyed playing with friends and family and beating the heat by splashing around in the water.
Tiana Drake and her sister Taylor both agreed on what they liked the most.
“The candy and the bounce house.”
Home-style barbeque, ice cream, and patriotic booths were on display. Gwendolyn Houston works for the City of Grambling and is proud to be part of the event.
“I Love it because it makes me feel like I’m free. I’m glad that my forefathers fought for me. I have freedom of speech, I can vote I can do anything.”
The festival continues in Grambling through the 19th with events planned every day.
Monday, June 18th: Health Walk at 8 a.m. on the City Route and Health Fair 9-1 at Grambling Center Hall
Tuesday, June 19th: Prayer meeting 11am-noon at City Park and Fish Fry 1-3 p.m. at City Park.