LAUDERDALE LAKES: The City of Lauderdale Lakes, led by Vice Mayor Sandra Davey, celebrated Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.
The very insightful celebration was filled with very important historical facts promoting unity and pride amongst the Lauderdale Lakes Residents and friends. Vice Mayor Sandra Davey hosted Juneteenth, which she holds very near to her heart for many reasons. “Juneteenth was actually celebrated on June 19, 2019, and that was very Special. Juneteenth commemorates Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day. It was a very emotional event for me. I cried as I thought back on where we were many years ago, and where we are today. Seeing the different dances, hearing the old Negro hymn, the history lessons shared to an audience that some expressed was new to them, gave me great joy.”
The Art of Triumph themed Juneteenth celebration was presented as a dinner Performance. The residents of Lauderdale Lakes enjoyed a scrumptious traditional Juneteenth dinner while the Ashanti Cultural Arts organization filled the room with sounds of hope, love,, and triumph through song, poetry and dance. The amazing voices took you back through history and brought you right back out full of emotions.
The night was filled with great food, laughter and wonderful music. “I enjoyed myself immensely; and got a history lesson on African Americans in this country as well,” said Myeshia Stones, resident of Lauderdale Lakes.
Vice Mayor Davey enthusiastically stated, “next year, we are hoping to get more residents out and for a bigger and exciting event.”
For more information on this or future events, please contact Public Information at 954.535.2838.