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Farmers Market & Library Sponsor Juneteenth Program

/ June 19, 2024

The event

The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market and the Dover Public Library will be sponsoring a program on Juneteenth at the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 19 at 3:30 PM in the Clover Cafe at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover. Educator, community leader, activist and past-president of the Tuscarawas County NAACP, Bill Walker will provide a presentation on Juneteenth and why it is so important to national identity. A Federal holiday, “Juneteenth,” or June 19, celebrates the ending of slavery in America. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas and took control of the state, declaring that all slaves were free. Juneteenth is considered to be the longest-running African-American holiday in the United States. The program will also feature a period of conversation and dialogue with those in attendance. Following the presentation, Rodney Sutton from Sutton’s Taste of Heaven will present a cooking demonstration at 5:00 PM that will include plenty of tasty samples for participants to enjoy. Featured food will be BBQ ribs, fried chicken, collard greens with smoked turkey, fried green tomatoes, and watermelon. For more information or to register, please call the library at 330-343-6123 or go to