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Juneteenth

Sweet time had at Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson Memorial Cake Auction

Sweet time had at Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson Memorial Cake Auction

Community members came out to celebrate Juneteenth and raise funds for scholarships at the Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson Memorial Cake Auction on Friday. The event helped raise funds to benefit Juneteenth Committee of San Marcos scholarship recipients. The Juneteenth Committee has sponsored scholarships for area high school graduates for the past 42 years. The cake auction is named after Garland and Nelvia who helped organizer Rose Brooks start the cake walk 42 years ago. This year's event also celebrated the lives of Ollie Giles and Harvey Miller who both made many contributions to the community. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

WALKING IN UNITY

WALKING IN UNITY

Saturday's Juneteenth Celebration in San Marcos began with a unity walk starting at the MLK LBJ Crossroads Memorial and ending at Dunbar Park. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The day is celebrated on June 19, marking the day Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to enforce the emancipation of Texas' slaves on June 19, 1865. Celebrations and events took place throughout San Marcos on Saturday. Above, members of the Juneteenth Foundation walk with their banner during the unity walk. Below left, Pastor Derrick Benn speaks to the crowd Saturday morning. Below right, a group of bikers joined the unity walk, celebrating Juneteenth. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

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Above, Auctioneer Caddo Sanders announces the bids for the bundt cake displayed by San Marcos High School graduate Diavione Williams while Mike Stateczny records the numbers during the Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson and Charles Callihan Memorial Cake Auction in 2018. Daily Record file photo

Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson Memorial Cake Auction set for Friday

Wanting to purchase delicious homemade baked goods and help a good cause? The Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson Memorial Cake Auction is scheduled for Friday night. 

Common Unity

The Dunbar Heritage Society board members, from left to right: Wayne Thompson, Alex Banbury Jr., President; Mittie Miller, Vice President; Jonafa Banbury, Secretary; Claudette Blythe, Treasurer. Photos submitted by Jonafa Banbury

Common Unity

This year, San Marcos organizations are coming together in a sense of community, commemoration and fellowship to host the first ever countywide Juneteenth celebration. The Dunbar Heritage Association, the Hays County Historical Commission, Cephas House and the Calaboose Museum will hold a series of events — some of which are already underway — to share the history and culture of Black Americans in our community.

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