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Henry & Helen Frye

Dave & Jenny Emery

Granby Family Eye Care


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Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday, established on June 17, 2021, and it commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans following the end of the Civil War in 1863.  Juneteenth was first celebrated on June 19, 1865 as the day two years after emancipation, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, TX to take control of the state and make sure all slaves were emancipated.


Helen Frye

Monica Logan

Sarah Merrill

Ken Mouning

Sally Rider

Rosemarie Roy

Perkin Simpson

Eileen Swan

Cathy Watso

Concert and Festivities
June 17, 2023

Salmon Brook Park

215 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, Connecticut

3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Why We Celebrate Juneteenth

Featured artists & speakers

Logo contest

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Emma Hansen, GMHS '22 winner

“I chose yellow, green and red—to symbolize the Ethiopian flag, which represents the Pan African ideology. I placed the Black female in front to show her pride of her culture.”

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Taylor Matheos, GMHS '23 runner-up

“I wanted to incorporate images that symbolize Black liberation and empowerment, such as the iconic raised fists, which are breaking apart the chains to commemorate the end of slavery.”

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