Jun 14, 2013 1:29 PM by MELISSA CANONE
The New Iberia Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in New Iberia at the Martin Luther King Center located in West End Park. The L-n-P Family Group is sponsoring the celebration, featuring: a three on three basketball competion, a watermelon eating contest($5 entry fee), jambalaya cooking contest($25 entry fee), and a variety of vendors($50 entry fee). For more information contact: Bertha @ 337.364.6057 or "Bucket" @ 337.256.1610
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19th 1865, was the day word reached the enslaved in Galveston, Texas that their emancipation had been made formal.