Juneteenth of Thomasville-Thomas County Foundation Inc.

June 22, 2024  11am- 11pm      

2057 Ga Hwy 122 - Thomasville, Ga.  

Thomasville Exchange Fairgrounds  

Juneteenth of Thomasville-Thomas County was established in 2019 in Thomasville, Ga. 

Who Are We?

Juneteenth of thomasville -

 thomas county foundation inc.

Our Mission is  to address barriers to resources in the underserved, underprivileged communities and promote diversity, inclusion and equity by celebrating, commemorating and educating others about the African Americans’ culture, their path to freedom, and achievements through our annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival and other events throughout the year.   

 

OUR VISION is to promote diversity, inclusion and equity as well as to break pre-judgmental barriers about the origins of the African Americans and their path to freedom.   We believe respect and appreciation for our differences grows out of exposure and working together. 

What Do We Do?

Each year the Juneteenth of Thomasville- Thomas County Foundation Inc along with NAACP and One Heartbeat Inc along with other partnerships, hosts a Juneteenth Freedom Festival and Celebration on the Saturday before June 19. ,  It is free and open to the public, with activities geared toward family participation, community unification, and good old fashioned fun. This fun-filled, educational, and uplifting event kicks off with the official Opening Ceremony that includes songs, prayer, proclamations, and presentations on the origin and significance of Juneteenth. 


 Entertainment throughout the day will feature  local performers and artists. Vendors selling an array of African and African-American clothing, art and artifacts, specialty items, crafts, and delicious foods. The Children’s Village will compose of games, face  painting, crafts and other fun, educational activities and information.


The Health Fair includes blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and HIV screenings. Medical professionals from area health centers and hospitals are available for con­sultations.


Organizations will have booths to inform the men, women, youth, and families of services (mentoring ,tutoring, mental health, substance abuse, job services, etc.) and activities (summer camp, day camp, after school, athletic teams, etc.) available in Thomasville/Thomas County  and surrounding areas. 


Experts in their respective fields  will provide information, activities and demonstrations. The  Juneteenth of Thomasville-Thomas County Freedom Festival Celebration will bring a multitude of organizations and citizens into the community together in an effort to foster connections that will empower and promote unity and equity while uplifting Thomas County as a whole.