Port Allen Community Development Coordinator Rose Roche, Tyree Neal, Parish Councilwoman Charlene Gordon, City Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence and Mayor Richard Lee at the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration. 

The city of Port Allen will host the 19th annual Juneteenth Celebration at William and Lee Park Saturday, June 15. 

The fun begins at noon with a concert by Tyree Neal beginning at 4 p.m. 

Juneteenth National Freedom Day celebrates June 19th, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, bringing news that the Civil War had ended and that the Emancipation Proclamation declared all slaves to be free.

City Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence began the event 19 years ago after she learned of Juneteenth celebrations in Texas.

The day will feature 3 on 3 basketball, jump houses for children, softball games and the pool will be open for swimming. 

Juneteenth Flyer

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