The community will get together from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy free food and drinks, entertainment, music, community agencies’ information, Moon Walk, gifts and prizes. Sponsors are Goldsboro Front Porch; Vernon McQueen, chairperson; and Willie Hooks Sr., community awareness chairperson. For information contact Goldsboro Front Porch at 407-302-1377.
Florida A&M University’s Seminole County alumni chapter will hold its 2008 scholarship luau at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Sanford Civic Center, 401W. Seminole Blvd. The attire is informal island wear and the requested donation is $30. Two local students will be awarded scholarships to attend FAMU in the fall. Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $8. Prizes are: 1st place, $100 gas card; 2nd place, $75 Wal-Mart gift card; 3rd place, $50 Macy’s gift card. For tickets, contact Ella Lingard at 407- 474-7952 or Daryl Mobley at 407- 252-4744.
Crooms High School Class of 1968 is planning its 40th class reunion Dec. 26-29. If you know where your classmates are, let them hear from you and contact Beverly McClendon Oliver. She can be reached at 407-323-2442 for information.
Juneteenth and Race Unity Day Celebration was observed Saturday in the Fort Mellon Park. The City of Sanford Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Bahai`s of Seminole County sponsored this day of fun for the kids.
Juneteenth is a unique day as we celebrate it with thanks that African Americans are reminded that they are free.
We honor the history that reminds us that the Emancipation Proclamation is significant to African Americans. Juneteenth, emphasizes education, achievements, self-improvement, community assessment, planning of one’s future, rejoicing, proclaiming our races, nationalities and various faiths or joining hands to acknowledge positive contributions to the American way of life.
Celebrations are held as a local neighborhood festival in the Sanford community, thanks to to Mayor Linda Kuhn, city commissioners, Bahai`s of Seminole County, City of Sanford Police Department, Seminole County Sheriff’s Crime Department, and other community agencies.