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Juneteenth Event Hosted by The Watson Family Foundation

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, The Watson Family Foundation will host a free family-friendly event at Museum Plaza, located at 120 Church Street, from 12 pm-6 pm. This event will include live performances throughout the day, speakers, games, various vendors, a kid’s play zone, a live DJ, and food trucks. This is a family reunion-themed event where everyone is welcome to celebrate black culture, business, and progress.

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Local actor and owner of A Different Swag Inc., Charles Gibson, will host the event. Some of our performers include Atlanta’s premiere LIVE band, Jukebox, DJ Neutron, dancers, and local groups such as The Pensacola Omega Lamplighters and The Pensacola Red Diamondz, to name a few. Guests will be able to purchase food from a variety of food vendors. The Juneteenth Kid’s Zone will include a fun obstacle course, interactive blue
blocks, face painting, & much more. Parents can compete in a Spades and Dominoes Tournament sponsored by Erin Wilmer Financial Group. In addition, clothing, art, t-shirts, jewelry, candles, and other items will be available.

As seating will be limited, patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the performances and other exciting festivities. Since its inception in 2018, The Watson Family Foundation has helped local families suffering from food and
financial insecurity, providing necessary supplies to families such as school supplies, backpacks, laptops, lodging, and providing hardship relief to families in need. Juneteenth is another way that The Watson Family Foundation (TWFF) will give back. At the Juneteenth event, TWFF will award two $1000 scholarships – one to a UWF minority student and another to a PSC minority student – while also raising funds for the foundation.

Please visit https://www.watsonfamilyfoundation.com/upcoming-events for additional information regarding
vendor fees, sponsorship opportunities, and donations.