A local Juneteenth Celebration, a holiday over 150 years old, celebrates the end of Slavery in America and the totality of freedom that all Americans deserve and need to protect. This holiday was begun by freed slaves in south Texas and has slowly moved and been embraced all across our county. Of course, the events of last summer, and since, brought it to the awareness of many more people of other cultures and ethnicities. This particular event for Greater Lafayette is being planned by the Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue (Dr. Deanna McMillan #765-337-7373 and Rev. Rodney Lynch #765-743-2371) and several area churches. It will be held in Tapawingo Park and on the west end of the Pedestrian Bridge, from 10am-6pm (come & go style) on June 19th, of course. The main themes of the day will be Freedom, History, the Arts, Culture, and Racial/Social Justice. I know these themes are also important to you and all Greater Lafayette. Thank you.