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Area Juneteenth events

June 18, 2010 at 1:18 a.m.

Tyler Stastneym, of Victoria, takes part in the calf roping event at the 2010 Victoria Open Pro Rodeo on Friday. The rodeo continues Saturday at the Horseman's Arena in Riverside Park.

Victoria Juneteenth Parade 2010

10 a.m. Saturday

Will travel from Patti Welder Middle School down North Street to the Victoria Community Center.

For more information, call Sandra Avery, Old Landmark Committee president, 361-573-4187; or Sherilyn Shelton, parade chair, 361-433-6038.

Juneteenth Old Fashion Picnic

CWV Hall, 1007 S. Main St.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Old Landmark Committee

For more information, call Sandra Avery, 361-573-4187, or Gary Moses, 361-573-2853.

Juneteenth Open Pro Rodeo

Riverside Park Arena

8 p.m.

$10, adults; $5, children

Events include bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, ladies barrel racing, tie-down calf roping, girl's breakaway roping, team roping and bull riding. Added attractions are mutton busting, specialty acts, steer saddling, calf scramble and drill team performances.

For more information, call the African American Chamber of Commerce, 361-571-8020, or 361-645-7103, or Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 1-800-927-7627.

Juneteenth Celebration

Refugio County Expo Center

Events begin at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Lois Shaw from Kerrville, gospel singing, praise dancing skit, followed by domino tournament, spade tournament, watermelon eating contest, cake walk, silent auction and kids games. Lunch will be barbecue with all trimmings.

Sponsored by Refugio Community Cemetery Association.

Edna Juneteenth Parade

9:30 a.m. at Allen and Main streets; judging begins at 8:30 a.m.

The parade is free

A barbecue cook-off and three-on-three basketball tournament will be afterward at the Carver Community Center at 1128 Martin Luther King Drive. Costs to enter the cookout are: $20 for brisket, $20 ribs and $15 chicken with cash prizes given to the first place contestants.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the community center.

For more information, contact Harold or Kisha Wilkins at 361-235-2020.

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