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Festival concludes Juneteenth celebration

Festival concludes Juneteenth celebration

June 15th, 2013 in News

Juneteenth-Jefferson City President W.T. Edmonson, left, Missouri National Guard Lt. Col. Eddie Brown, center, and Third Ward Councilman Bob Scrivner salute as Taps is played in the distance following the ceremonial laying of the wreath at the base of the Lincoln University Soldiers' Memorial during the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration's Emancipation program on Friday afternoon.

Photo by Kris Wilson

The annual Juneteenth Heritage Celebration will culminate with a festival at noon Saturday at Ellis Porter-Riverside Park in Jefferson City.

In addition to music, games and activities, the Little Mr. and Miss Juneteenth 2013 will be presented and the Juneteenth's Got Talent final competition will be held. Auditions for the competition were held earlier in the month.