Miss Juneteenth Queen Antajha & Elouise Sparks
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The time is coming to crown a new Miss Juneteenth Queen in Tri-Cities.

That time will be THIS Friday at the Chiawana High School Auditorium in Pasco. The Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant program gets underway at 6 pm at the school at 8125 West Argent Road in Pasco.

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Tickets will be available at the door, $15 for adults, $10 for high school students, and $5 for elementary and middle school students.

What is Juneteenth?

From History.com:

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.

What other activities are going on to commemorate Juneteenth in Tri-Cities?

On Saturday at Kurtzman Park in Pasco, there will be a Fun-Day from 10 am till 6 pm. The park will be packed with food vendors, information booths, a kids' area with inflatables, games, and more. There will be a Spades and Dominoes tournament, and a special stop of the Seahawks' 12 Tour!

Where is Kurtzman Park?

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Kurtzman Park is located at 331 South Wehe Avenue in Pasco, WA 99301.

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On Sunday, June 19th at Kurtzman Park, you're invited to a special Gospel celebration at 2 pm.

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