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Juneteenth celebration cancelled for 2021

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The 2021 Elgin Juneteenth Organization (EJO) Celebration and Parade has been cancelled.

To slow the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health of our community, EJO will not sponsor the event this year. The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend avoiding large gatherings, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. The EJO is committed to a safe and healthy environment and preserving the well-being of Elgin and surrounding communities.

The Elgin Juneteenth Organization remains committed to serving our community through advocating community awareness and engagement; sponsoring college scholarships for Elgin graduating seniors; providing families with meals during special holidays; subsidizing Christmas shopping sprees for underprivileged youth through the Shop with A Cop program; and serving as needed to ensure the quality of life for all is better.

EJO appreciates the continuous outpouring of support from our partners, sponsors, friends and community. For information about EJO’s programs and activities, please contact EJO President Bettye Lofton at 512-963-2721.