CENTRAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATES
JUNE 19TH AT OUR 26TH ANNUAL “2008”
JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL & PARADE EXTRAVAGANZA
Three Days of Fun - June 13, 14, 15
Pratt Park from 12 p.m. to Dusk
Workshops at Local High Schools
• Entertainment (hip-hop, rappers, dancers, singers, spoken word, etc.)
• Barack Obama Look-A-Like Contest
• Vendor Booths
• Good Food
• Looking for Ms. Juneteenth Queen
We’re Star Searching for New & Upcoming Entertainers!!!!!!!!!
If interested in participating in this fabulous, outrageous, fun celebration of love, joy and peace, contact Chairpersons DeCharlene Williams or Victoria Richardson at 206/325-2864.
DeCharlene Williams, owner of DeCharlene's Beauty College on Madison, has been organizing Seattle's Juneteenth celebrations for many years (see this Seattle Times article), through her involvement with the Central Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber's website describes the origins of Juneteenth (see also Wikipedia) and gives details of the Obama look-alike contest that is part of the celebration: note that, as well as looking like Mr. Obama, you'll also have to give a 7 minute speech about "Change" as part of the contest. See the celebration flyer for full details of all the events.