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Florida Sportsman's Association C/O Robert C. Saffold 608 Bowman Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 (863)381-5166
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Harvey: (863) 471-6305 Barbara: (863) 385-6662
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1 FLORIDA SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION

2 THE NEW WASHINGTON HEIGHTS CONCERNED CITIZENS IN

3 MOUNTAIN TOP PRODUCTIONS

4 GINGERLEE DREAD

5 PRIMAL CONNECTION

6 ALAN JAY AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK

7 BEVIS CONSTRUCTION

8 ANNETT BUS LINES

9 FLORIDA NON-PROFIT HOUSING

10 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDANT BANK

11 SUSAN BENTON SHERIFF

18 POSITIVE MOBILITY

2 DREADS STARTER BELLY DANCE TEACHING

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AMERICAN & JUNETEENTH FLAGS



HELD AT THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY FIREMANS FIELD OFF OF COMMERCE ST.
http://www.hcfcc.net/


8A.M. GATES OPEN TO VENDORS, SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS.

10:00 A.M. OPENING GATES TO THE PUBLIC.WELCOME AND INVOCATIONS AND CEREMONIES. FROM: (PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND LOCAL CHURCH HEADS


10:45 A.M. MUSIC - PRIMAL CONNECTION. http://primalconnection.org/

11:15 A.M. A HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH READ.


11:30 THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY WILL SPEAK ON THE LOCAL MINORITIES PAST AND WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS WERE MADE TO THE COMMUNITY. http://sebringhistoricalsociety.org/



12:00 MUSIC - ORLANDO POWER STARS https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoPowerStars/

1:00P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. CHILDRENS PLAY TIME AND VENDOR WALK.

4:00P.M. CLOSING PRAYER AND FESTIVAL CLOSING.

SOME OF OUR LEADING SPONSERS ARE BELOW AND TO THE LEFT,
PLEASE CLICK ON THEIR SITES.




Let me tell you a lil bit about this shaker and mover that's been commin here to Highlands County from West Palm Beach

for 2 decades to run the Inspirational Gospel Praises "IGP" at the Cohan Radio Group on Sundays from 5am to 11am.

On Fathers Day, The community celebrated IGP at Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church where Pastor Juanita Folsom

and LPCS Headmaster Dennis Griffin hosted the event. The event sponsors, evangelists

Eddie M Henderson, Jennie Flores and Beulah M Sholtz, along with Pat Sholtz and others "insist,"

"Sister Mays is worthy of being appreciated for the sincere dedication she's given over the years".

Many of you know her catch line from Jimmie Hicks @ VOI?

" You're just blessed like that!"

She is one of the reasons for the season and celebration of Juneteenth.

Hope to see you all there!

 
THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862 with an effective date of January 1, 1863 it had minimal immediate effect on most slaves’ day-to-day lives, particularly in the Confederate States of America.

Texas, as a part of the Confederacy, was resistant to the Emancipation Proclamation, and though slavery was very prevalent in East Texas, it was not as common in the Western areas of Texas, particularly the Hill Country, where most German-Americans were opposed to the practice.

Juneteenth commemorates June 18 and 19, 1865. June 18 is the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves.

On June 19, 1865, legend has it while standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read the contents of “General Order No. 3”. Some two months after General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.

This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”



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 THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862 with an effective date of January 1, 1863 it had minimal immediate effect on most slaves’ day-to-day lives, particularly in the Confederate States of America.

Texas, as a part of the Confederacy, was resistant to the Emancipation Proclamation, and though slavery was very prevalent in East Texas, it was not as common in the Western areas of Texas, particularly the Hill Country, where most German-Americans were opposed to the practice.

Juneteenth commemorates June 18 and 19, 1865. June 18 is the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves.

On June 19, 1865, legend has it while standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read the contents of “General Order No. 3”. Some two months after General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.

This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”



Observation
That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a name derived from a portmanteau of the words June and nineteenth. Former slaves in Galveston rejoiced in the streets with jubilant celebrations. Juneteenth celebrations began in Texas the following year. Across many parts of Texas, freed people pooled their funds to purchase land specifically for their communities’ increasingly large Juneteenth gatherings — including Houston’s Emancipation Park, Mexia’s Booker T. Washington Park, and Emancipation Park in Austin.

The state of Texas is widely considered the first U.S. state to begin Juneteenth celebrations with informal observances taking place for over a century, it has been an official state holiday since 1980. It is considered a "partial staffing holiday", meaning that state offices do not close, but some employees will be using a floating holiday to take the day off. Its observance has spread to many other states, with a few celebrations even taking place in other countries.

As of May 2011, 39 states and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as either a state holiday or state holiday observance; these are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 
JUNETEENTH POSTERS


WE HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!


The Look Of Juneteenth Threads.

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 LINKS TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY


WE HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!

1. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/milesmedia/floridablackheritage/

2. http://www.visitflorida.com/articles/first-missionary-baptist-church-in-sebring/

3. http://www.visitflorida.com/articles/must-sees-for-african-american-history-and-culture/

4. http://www.usbeacon.com/Florida/Sebring.html/

5. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/social-issues/minority-groups/african-americans/14010100.topic/

6. http://www.semtribe.com/history/Bibliography.aspx/

7. http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/photo_exhibits/black_history.cfm/

8. http://www.abfla.com/1tocf/people/blackhistory3.html/

9. http://www.afroamfl.com/

10. http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2010/10/writing-new-chapters-of-african-american-history-through-the-kinsey-collection/

11. http://www.visitflorida.com/articles/must-sees-for-african-american-history-and-culture/

12. http://www.floridamemory.com/OnlineClassroom/blackhistory/

13. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/social-issues/minority-groups/african-americans/14010100.topic/

14. http://www.faahpn.com/faaphn/

15. http://www.augustine.com/history/black_history/introduction/ 16.

 

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