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Juneteenth & Father’s Day Celebration
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Sunday, June 18 is Father’s Day, but is also the day before Juneteenth, which is the National Holiday recognized by the United States to celebrate freedom from slavery. Washington for Justice in partnership with the United Methodist Church will host a double-hitter event on the 18th. The public is invited to join together in a traditional Juneteenth potluck meal that will feature BBQ, and delicious sides typical of a Juneteenth celebration. The potluck will start at 12:00 noon. Then at 1:00 pm, there will be a premier showing of a video-taped interview with Mr. George DeVaughn, father of the pastor of the United Methodist Church, Anthony DeVaughn. This interview was taped last December and highlights the life and times of George who is now 93 years young. He has been a Washington resident for 40 years. You won’t want to miss this special Father’s Day presentation. (For more information about the potluck, please call the United Methodist Church office at (319) 653-5446 or Becky Widmer at