Cedar Grove to hold pre-Juneteenth Parade on June 11
One of the biggest celebrations in the Shreveport area
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Juneteenth is just around the corner, however, the Cedar Grove area of Shreveport will celebrate a little earlier.
The Cedar Grove Pre-Juneteenth Parade and Homecoming Celebration will be held June 11 and is sponsored by CARE Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association, the City of Shreveport, and community partners.
In an interview with KSLA, Hersy Jones, who is with the neighborhood association, talks about why we celebrate Juneteenth as a nation.
“It’s a national holiday to the whole nation. You know, the slaves were free, but America was free of slavery,” he said.
CARE has been celebrating this event for the past 10 years.
“We pride ourselves as a community. This one will be even bigger than other festivities,” said Jones.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will last until noon. The route will begin at E 71st Street and head south on Fairfield Avenue. The parade will end at 81st ECE.
After the parade, festivities will kick off at A.B. Palmer Park.
Festivities will include:
- Free food
- Free haircuts
- Bouncy houses
- History information
The first Black Miss Louisiana, Nita Whitaker, who is from Cedar Grove, will be in attendance.
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