Willingboro Township announced it will host the 2nd annual Willingboro Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Millcreek Park, sponsored in part by Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, LLC.
The Township is hosting the festival celebrating Juneteenth for the second year since being established as a federal holiday in 2021. The yearly celebration observes the day when federal troops entered Galveston, Texas, to ensure the remaining enslaved were freed, marking the official ending of slavery in the United States.
“We’re looking forward to hosting our second Juneteenth Festival in Millcreek Park this year, and we’re grateful to our sponsors for their support in ensuring this celebration was possible for our residents and neighbors,” said Township Manager Dwayne Harris. “When we think of Juneteenth, we think of more than the ending of slavery; we think of a culture and a community that has advanced progressively throughout the years.”
The Willingboro Juneteenth Festival will provide an educational and entertaining experience for all participants, featuring music, food, and vendors. An African dance ensemble, spoken word performances, a freedom trail walk, and selections by the Willingboro Community Choir will highlight an emotional and cultural perspective on the African American experience.
“On behalf of our entire law firm, we are proud to sponsor the Willingboro Juneteenth Festival,” said Lester Taylor, Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor. “Not only will this be a fun day for the entire community, but it is also wonderful that Willingboro Township celebrates this important milestone in U.S history.”
The event will be hosted at Millcreek Park, located at 320 Beverly Rancocas Road, Willingboro, NJ 08046, from 12 PM – 4 PM, and is free to the public. More information about the festival can be found at https://bit.ly/3NcTVwK.