Juneteenth Celebration in Pocahontas over the weekend

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Acelebration kicked off Saturday morning at the Eddie Mae Herron Center inPocahontas for the Juneteenth Festival.

Juneteenth celebrated theEmancipation Proclamation and freedom from slavery.

The event lasted all dayand featured historic games, a car and tractor show, a quilt showing, andseveral booths for the family.

Wanda Hogue is a BoardMember of the Eddie Mae Herron and she says people need to be aware of theimportance of Saturday's event.

"It's important for thecommunity to remember why we're having this today and we are so fortunate herein Pocahontas to have excellent community support of the Eddie Mae HerronCenter", says Hogue.

People who attended theevent could also make a donation to the Eddie Mae Herron Center.

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