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A Different Kind of Independence Day

An invitation to THE CORHAVEN GRAVEYARD JUNETEENTH WORK-DAY & PICNIC

by Sarah Kohrs

On June 19, 1865, emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans finally occurred in the US. Since then, celebrations commemorating this Juneteenth holiday, when “absolute equality of rights” was established by General Order Number 3, have occurred all over the country. You’re invited to participate in a Juneteenth work-day and celebration at Corhaven Graveyard on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work day will include staining the fence, benches, and kiosk at the graveyard or creating a commemorative wreath for the graveyard; enjoying a delicious catered picnic luncheon by Po’ Green’s; and celebrating the holiday with reflection prayer, and placing the wreath as a group. All supplies and lunch are provided—as such, RSVP by June 8th. Please join us for this meaningful experience celebrating American independence for all.