UPDATE: Franklin County NC Juneteenth Celebration in the Park June 17 – CANCELED

Kimberly Charlene photo by TLC Entertainment.
Kimberly Charlene photo by TLC Entertainment.

**According to the Franklin County Arts Council, today’s Juneteenth Celebration is canceled due to flooding in the park (Louisburg NC).**

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Original May 29, 2017 article included below.

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By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council

Franklin County Arts Council will sponsor their Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2017, 1-4pm, at River Bend Park in Louisburg NC — located downtown at the end of Church Street.

TLC Entertainment has confirmed the following R&B and Gospel acts: Mr. Chenier, Bebe Smith, Kathy Powerhouse, Kimberly Charlene, and Derek Dion Daniels.

Tic of TLC Entertainment
Tic of TLC Entertainment

 

Mr. Chenier
Mr. Chenier

 

Bebe Smith
Bebe Smith

 

Kathy Powerhouse
Kathy Powerhouse

 

Derek Dion Daniels
Derek Dion Daniels

 

Come enjoy the beautiful park on the banks of the Tar River, listen to the music, and shop with our vendors. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch for themselves and a chair. There are playground areas with swings, slides and more for the children to enjoy.

The Diversity committee is accepting applications for free vendor space. Only packaged food is allowed, no hot or homecooked foods without a health department license. No alcohol is allowed in the park. Promotional, arts, crafts, and products are welcome. Email Jackie Dove-Miller at dovmiller@aol.com to reserve your spot.

Find out more about the Franklin County Arts Council’s Diversity Team, and the 2017 Juneteenth Celebration, at fcacarts.org.

 

Ed. Note: See our article on 2017 Juneteenth celebrations across North Carolina here.

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Donna Campbell Smith, an author based in Franklinton NC, worked in the horse industry for over thirty years as an instructor, trainer, breeder, and writer. She has an AAS Degree in Equine Technology from Martin Community College and is a certified riding instructor. Smith has written four non-fiction books on equine management: The Book of Donkeys, (The Lyons Press 2016) The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press 2005), The Book of Draft Horses (The Lyons Press 2007), and The Book of Mules (The Lyons Press 2009). All her books are available at Amazon.com or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at www.donnacampbellsmith.net.