Our Juneteenth committee worked diligently planning our 3rd annual event. We were all set, and then Mother Nature intervened. We vigilantly watched the weather models, which kept fluctuating. At 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 6/17, the "most accurate" model predicted heavy rain and thunderstorms smack in the middle of our event. And our vendors would have been smack in the middle of the football fields, not an ideal place to be during thunder and lightening. And we had to cancel.
We'd at least like to share with y'all what you missed! Please check some of the highlights below. And you're not even seeing the numerous vendors who planned to come: nonprofits, including several healthcare tables, food, and crafts. There were children's activities, including crafts and races. And then there was our famous raffle.
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And now, look at some of what we'd planned for 2023.
Herbert Block (1909-2001) became the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes and sharing a fourth. His work was exhibited in the National Gallery of Art and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Herblock was at his best during the Civil Rights Era.
Cristina and Ray Ajemian. Proud to support Juneteenth.
Donna and Paul Auger.
Debbie and Sam Baumgarten.
Steve and Barbara Black.
Steve and Connie Chandler.
College Pizza Bridgewater
Brent and Brittany Cordeiro.
Brian Cordeiro and Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro. Mazeltov on the 3rd annual Juneteenth celebration.
Craig and Amelia Cordeiro. Supporting Juneteenth, Bridgewater, and my Aunt Becky and Uncle Brian for their dedication and efforts for this important holiday. God bless and Freedom for all.
DICE is happy to support Juneteenth, a time to celebrate the resilience and strength of our Black Community.
The Domingo Family.
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Bridgewater Social Justice Committee.
Happy Frog Ink.East Bridgewater.
Mindy Horvitz. In honor of Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro and her tireless leadership work with her Juneteenth colleagues to make the world a better place, and in honor of her milestone birthday. With mountains of love and admiration form her cousin.
Marilee Kenney Hunt and Carlton Hunt.
Just Claying Around. Bridgewater.
Joe and Mary Jane McCool. When in doubt, do the kindest thing.
Bridgewater Town Council President Erik Moore and his wife Becki Moore proudly support Bridgewater's Annual Juneteenth celebration.
The Mulhern Family.
Christina Nordstrom. I'm glad to be able to support Juneteenth.
Ocean State Job Lot East Bridgewater.
Laurene and Steve Powers. Looking forward to our 3rd annual Juneteenth celebration.
Restoration Coffee. Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, and Whitman.
Bryanne and David Reynolds.
Rev. Rachel and Mr. David Tedesco.
Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights (BCCR) Bridgewater, MA 02324