ULC and Bradenton-Sarasota Links turn spotlight on Juneteenth-Emancipation Day


Doris Johnson, seated. Stand: R-L Brenda Balsito, Carolyn Glenn, Dr. M. Vicki Wacksman, Shirley Miller and CEO of ULC Dr. Earl Glenn

On June 18th, Sarasota and Bradenton will join communities across the nation to celebrate the 151st Anniversary of Juneteenth. In a grand collaborative effort, the Bradenton-Sarasota (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Unconditional Love for Children Foundation, Inc. (ULC) will sponsor a Juneteenth celebration that will focus on the joys and values of Freedom in a variety of community activities.

The gala 151st Anniversary Celebration of Juneteenth will take place June 18th, 3-7 PM., on the bay at St. Armand’s Key, in a spectacular estate where over 250 guests, dressed in African ethnic attire, will re-enact the excitement experienced by their ancestors on the news of their freedom. The program will highlight a “dark past” while clearly defining “Freedom” and the accomplishments of a phenomenal people. Guest will be entertained by storyteller Mary Kelly as Harriet Tubman, dance to live music by The Blakes and dine on ethnic cuisine. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Watford Hill Primary School in the impoverished mountain community of Hopewell, Jamaica, WI. (WHPS). The school was established in 1896 by missionaries to educate newly freed slaves. WHPS is broadly supported by ULC an Reservations are accepted electronically a t : www.evenbrite.com Search for Juneteenth ULC/Links. For further information, call Vicki Wacksman 941-355- 5580