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Freedom Celebrated at Shoreline's Juneteenth Festival

Shoreline’s City Hall's inaugural Juneteenth Festival was a wonderful event attended by community leaders, Mayor Keith Scully, City Manager Bristol Ellington, 32nd District Senator Jesse Solomon, and hundreds of people. The event included spoken word by Josias Jean Pierre, performances by the Northside Step Team, the Double Dutch Divas, the Daughters of Royalty Drill Team, and the Cultured Dance Team. Music from P.I - E. Pruitt and Maureese Itson Band was just heating up when the weather cut their performance short, but they were amazing. Thank you to the community for supporting the vendors of the Black business marketplace including Muunch Muunch LLC, Marooned Gifts, Keautious Bakin & Kakin LLC, Witchy Centaur Essentials LLC, New York Life Insurance Company, Qemem Hot Sauce, EdStudio, Reclaim Hope, OBAAPAFOODZ Catering Services, Real Love Matters 1st, DearGina Hair and Boutique, King County Metro, and Hair-N-Thangs.

Members of P.I - E. Pruitt and Maureen Itson Band just moments before they started playing for the crowd.

Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and is a City of Shoreline holiday as well as a state and federal holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the progress attained by generations fighting for freedoms and rights and highlights the resilience, solidarity, and culture of the Black community.

Partners for this event included Black Coffee NW, the City of Shoreline, the Port of Seattle, the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, and ShoreLake Arts.

The line for Dee's Catering's soul food extended onto the plaza

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