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Juneteenth Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Newtown Park

The Johns Creek Juneteenth Event is a celebration of the day that slavery truly came to end within the United States of America, and the City of Johns Creek wants to join with the community to celebrate this great achievement. 

Apply today to be a vendor at the Juneteenth Celebration. We are accepting retail/non-profit vendors, food and beverage vendors, and performer applications. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Juneteenth Celebration Schedule:

3 p.m. Event Start
3:10 p.m.  Anthems performed by Brianna Yancey and Mikaela O’Neal
3:20 p.m. Mayor’s Welcome
3:30 p.m. Gospel Choir
3:50 p.m. Storyteller – Auntie Renee
4:15 p.m. Richard Punch, violinist
5 p.m. John Suttles, the importance of music
5:05 p.m. Step routine, rap, poem – students
5:25 p.m. Minister Warren, spoken word
5:30 p.m. Gospel Choir reprise
5:35 p.m.  Johns Suttles Story
5:55 p.m. DJ
7 p.m. Richard Shaw jazz band
8:30 p.m. DJ
9 p.m. Close

Authors in attendance at the Juneteenth Book Fair during the celebration on June 17:

Cynthia D. Jones, a writer, mentor and speaker for over 35 years, is enjoying her first venture as the author of “The Melody of Marriage.”  It is a Christian-based book that takes readers on a musical journey using contemporary songs, personal examples, love stories and interactive experiences. She provides four foundational principles to help couples have a mutually and satisfying marriage.

Eddie L. Johnson I Founder & CEO I Breakthrough Expert, author of  “Passing the Test of Faith”  Genre: Nonfiction-Religion/Self-Help/Inspiration. When Eddie’s son was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Eddie faced his biggest test of faith. His book outlines three fundamental steps to encourage and help others overcome the storms of life and move to the Next Level in life through faith.

Dottie Chapman Reed, is currently a newspaper columnist and the author of a book entitled, “Outstanding Black Women of Yalobusha County – Their stories and their contributions to a Mississippi Community.” Her column led to an oral history project in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and her book is the fruit of her labor.

Author Renee Bradford recently published,  “Nothing Wasted: Overcoming Life's Circumstances to Find Your Purpose Through Gratitude”  “Nothing Wasted” is a demonstration of how all things really do work together for good. This book will highlight Renee’s life purpose which is to help people move beyond their trauma and continue moving forward with purpose and intention.
Author and Instructor, Sharon-Horton Pellom, has established a course based on her book, “ AWAKE!”  She provides the narrative around her belief that until the conversation changes about race, religion, education/indoctrination, media/entertainment, politics, and government, we will not enjoy freedom from the  deception of our times.

Celeste Johnson’s most current book,  “D.A.R.E. to Succeed: No More Excuses, It’s Time to Win” is  Non-Fiction / Success genre.
Celeste, formerly a syndicated radio host, shares actionable steps from her unique perspective as a marathon runner on how to press past “the wall” to win. She’ll help you develop the discipline, focus, and commitment needed to do more and go further than you thought possible…to succeed!  No more excuses; it’s time to win! This is her eighth book.


Gold Level:
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Community Level:
Capucine Love


Johns Creek Historical Society

Rotary Club of Johns Creek - North Fulton

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