Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 15

Commemorate Freedom and Celebrate Unity at the Juneteenth Parade in Acres Homes

WHAT:
Everyone is invited to the annual Juneteenth Parade in Acres Homes. The communitywide celebration will feature marching bands, horses, dancing groups, vintage cars and much more.
WHEN:
10 a.m. – jparade begins
Saturday, June 15
WHERE:
The excitement starts at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 West Montgomery, and travels north up West Montgomery to turn left on Dolly Wright and disband at Greater Zion Baptist Church and Drew Academy.

*Dear media, please remind your audience about Saturday’s parade. For onsite interviews with Mayor Turner and participants, please contact Mary Benton at 713-208-6229
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Special guests scheduled to appear in the parade:

Christina Wells – 2018 Semi-Finalist on America’s Got Talent, powerhouse vocalist, registered nurse, and motivational speaker

Trae the Truth – This Houston rapper is described as a musician, father, activist, and humanitarian. He assisted flood victims during Hurricane Harvey and has contributed to several community events and causes

Tobe Nwigwe – a first-generation Nigerian American, is a visionary from Alief making waves in the hip hop world. An independent artist and lyricist; Nwigwe is known for his art, consistency, and singular goal in life—to make purpose popular.

Seun Adigun — Seun is a Nigerian-American bobsledder who represented Nigeria at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Seun ran track for the University of Houston and is the niece of former Houston Rockets and UH star Hakeem Olajuwon.

Contact:
Alan Bernstein
Director of Communications
Office: 832.393.0800
Mobile: 832.943.9835
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Mary Benton
Deputy Director of Communications / Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229
Mary.Benton (mailto:mary.benton@houstontx.gov) @houstontx.gov (mailto:mary.benton@houstontx.gov)

Tejal Patel
Deputy Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0808
Mobile: 832.459.9706
Tejal.Patel (mailto:tejal.patel@houstontx.gov) @houstontx.gov (mailto:tejal.patel@houstontx.gov)

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