Elgin celebrates Juneteenth Posted in: LifestylePhoto Gallery Members of the Elgin community celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday evening with a program hosted by the Elgin branch of the NAACP at Winn’s Memorial Baptist Church. Carolyn Carter opened the celebration with praise, Anthony Moore introduced speakers, and Rev. D.W. Townsend delivered the opening prayer. Speakers included 2021 Elgin High School valedictorian Anaya Freeman, Bishop Mayes, and Elgin Mayor Ron Ramirez, who read the city’s Juneteenth proclamation. LaTarsha Meeks-Brown and Debra Collins of One Family One Praise Ministry from Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church performed a praise dance. Lane Lewis spoke about the memorial benches for which funds are being ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!