Community celebrates Juneteenth with diverse crowd

06/23/2014 5:50 AM

06/23/2014 5:52 AM

A steady crowd of people poured into the annual Juneteenth Celebration at McClendon Park West on Saturrday to eat, play games, visit and learn about history.

Brenda Steele, one of the event organizers, read the true story of a slave who escaped captivity as the celebration marked the 149th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day that blacks in Texas learned that they were free.

A diverse crowd lined up to learn about Paul Trimm’s Comanche heritage, while others tossed water balloons or took a shot at the pinata.

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