SUMMER SATURDAY SERVE

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019 | DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL | THOMASVILLE, GA

SATURDAY SERVE EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 8am-11am

  • Where: Douglass High School Complex (214 Alexander St., Thomasville, GA) (Get Directions)

  • What: Volunteers will be divided into groups and helping serve in the following ways:

    • Landscaping around the Douglass High School complex in order to beautify the campus in preparation for Juneteenth.

    • Yard work for local elderly residents in Dewey City community

    • Set up for the Juneteenth Celebration event at Douglass

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 11am-5pm

  • Where: Douglass High School Complex (214 Alexander St., Thomasville, GA) (Get Directions)

  • What: Live Entertainment, Food Vendors, Local Vendors, Health Screens, Kids Activities & Games, Informational Displays, J.H. Black History Museum Tours, and fun for the whole family!

WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?:

“Juneteenth” is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. Our goal is to educate people about African American freedom and achievements while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. The purpose of this celebration is to create unity in the community, as well as to break pre-judgmental barriers about the origins of the African Americans path to freedom.

EVENT SUPPORTERS:

The Douglass High school Alumni Association is pleased to sponsor the 1st annual Juneteenth Festival in partnership with No more Shackles Mentoring Program, the Heritage foundation, the Thomas County NAACP, One Heartbeat, Inc., and the City of Thomasville.

CONTACT:

For more information about the “Saturday Serve” event, please contact Bryan Watt at 229-224-6637. For more information concerning the “Juneteenth” event, please contact Ucher Dent at 229-221-6265.