Juneteenth Celebration Garfield Memorial Church South Euclid June 18, 2023
Many cities held celebrations for Juneteenth. On Sunday June 18 we visited the 3rd annual event in South Euclid.
The City of South Euclid and Garfield Memorial Church hosted their 3rd annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration on Sunday June 18, 2023. There were speeches, resource tables, food, games, family fun and more.
In these video highlights, South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo welcomed the crowd and explained the celebration. Garfield Memorial Youth Pastor Tharon Eulinberg offered a prayer and then Mayor Welo and Councilwoman Chanell Elston told Dan Hanson about the importance of the event.
South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo
South Euclid Council Members Chanell Elston and Justin Tisdale
Tharon Eulinberg, Garfield Church Youth Pastor
Poet Doc Jannings
Music was provided by DJ Lily and her Dad.
DJ Lily and her Dad
There were also several informative booths as well as shopping.
One of the interesting resource booths at the event was by a non-profit called 1,000 Ties.
We spoke to Trayvon Porter, Youth Outreach Manager, of 1,000 Ties. 1,000 Ties aims to enhance the quality of life for youth by teaching them skills they can use for a lifetime. With the help of men from the community young men ages 10-19 in high poverty rate cities learn these skills. They will develop their confidence so that they can interview, network, and break the cycle of generational poverty starting with something as simple as a tie.
Watch the short video.
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