Solano County

Juneteenth committee extends vendors, exhibitors deadline

By From page A4 | April 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Organizers of Vallejo’s 26th Annual Juneteenth Celebration have extended the deadline for vendors and exhibitors to May 16.

Vallejo’s Juneteenth attracts visitors from all over the Bay Area. Organizers say it offers lower vendor fees than any other Bay Area city.

“We realize that many nonprofit organizations and small-business owners have challenges with funds for community events and we want to give them every opportunity to participate because without them the Juneteenth event would not be possible,” said Angela Jones, president of the African-American Family Reunion Committee, in a press release.

The 2014 Juneteenth is sponsored by Greater Vallejo Recreation District in partnership with La Clinica. The theme is  Promoting Healthy Families and Neighborhoods.

“We want to help increase awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, which includes access to health providers in our community along with many choices for outdoor recreational activities that are available to families in their own neighborhood,” Jones said in the release.

Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom from slavery in the United States and is commemorated across the nation and in other countries, typically on the third Saturday in June.

The celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21 at City Park, 425 Alabama St.

There will be activities for the children and health information and evaluations. Entertainment includes Erika Blue from Vallejo’s Ozcat radio and performances by the winners of the Theta Pi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 2014 Talent Hunt.

Applications are available at www.vallejojuneteenth.com or by calling 322-5748.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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