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Kaplan adds Juneteenth to its list of holidays

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 08:44:01-05

Juneteenth is now recognized in the City of Kaplan.

Its council approved a resolution to add it as a municipal holiday on Tuesday night.

Kaplan Mayor, Mike Kloesel, tells KATC, "In 2020, President Biden signed a proclamation that made Juneteenth a national holiday and since the City of Kaplan follows national holiday guidelines, we had inadvertently left that off the list because it was new holiday. So, all we were doing tonight was adding that to our list of holidays that we will observe."

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