CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has issued a proclamation declaring Juneteenth in Carrboro. Read the proclamation at http://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11464/2022-Juneteenth-Proclamation_
Kendall Lytle (pictured below with Mayor Seils), a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Council, received the official Juneteenth proclamation.
Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On July 14, 2020, the Carrboro Town Council adopted a resolution designating Juneteenth as an official paid holiday for Town employees.
The Town of Carrboro will observe the Juneteenth holiday on Monday, June 20. Town offices will be closed. Yard waste collection will be postponed until Tuesday.
The community is invited to participate in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.. Learn more about this celebration at http://www.carrboronc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2172