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Milford welcomes back Juneteenth celebration

By Elle Wood
Posted 6/13/24

MILFORD – The city of Milford is bringing back to Juneteenth celebration after having much success last year.

On June 19 the city is hosting their second annual Juneteenth celebration from …

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Milford welcomes back Juneteenth celebration


MILFORD – The city is bringing back its Juneteenth celebration after having much success last year.

On Wednesday, the city is hosting its second annual event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bicentennial Park.

At the city council meeting on June 10, council introduced Proclamation 2024-17 that declared June 19 the official day to celebrate Juneteenth in Milford.

“The city of Milford is proud to celebrate Juneteenth and the history of emancipation in the United States,” said Councilwoman Katrina Wilson. “And whereas recognized the important holiday offers an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our history and commit to work together to become a more tolerant society.”

Councilwoman Wilson took the lead, alongside Councilman Jason James Sr. to put together the first Juneteenth celebration in Milford last year. The city came together for a successful event and wanted to take the time to do the same this year.

“The city of Milford had the privilege of observing its inaugural Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2023,” said Ms. Wilson. “The fun-filled, high-energy event saw community members and families come together to honor the accomplishments, inventions, triumphs and resiliency of African Americans, Africans and black people in this nation.”

This year, Juneteenth will have food, live music and games. It is free to attend and anyone is welcome to join in the celebration.

Organizers hope that the efforts put in by council and their supporters pushes the residents of Milford to create an environment that anyone wants to live in, no matter the circumstances.

“The creation, time and efforts of co-founders, Katrina Wilson and Jason James Sr., family and friends, along with many others speak to the inspiration of Juneteenth and their dedication to fostering an inclusive community where every resident, regardless of their background, feels welcomed, respected and valued,” said Ms. Wilson as she read the proclamation.

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