Please volunteer for Granby Celebrates Juneteenth

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The Granby Racial Reconciliation Group is seeking volunteers to help run its first Granby Celebrates Juneteenth arts festival on Saturday, June 18 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. in Salmon Brook Park.

Festivities will include Motown, jazz, blues and light rock performances by Soul Sound Review, Tomaca, DPHR Music, the First Cathedral Praises of Zion and Sazzy Brass. Dance group Rhythms in Color and artist David Jackson will also entertain, while historians and educators Frank Mitchell and Kamora Herrington will be on hand to share experiences and expertise.

Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Community vendors will have informational booths to share their offerings.

Volunteers are needed to help with stage, gate and parking management, setup and breakdown and cleanup. Volunteer time can be counted toward community service requirements for high school students or can just be a great way to show your support for this important cultural event.

The event runs from 3 to 8:30 p.m. and volunteers will also be needed both prior to and after these hours. A minimum two-hour commitment is requested, though longer shifts are certainly welcome.

The Granby Celebrates Juneteenth arts festival is made possible by a grant from the Pomeroy-Brace Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Additional sponsors include Granby Education Foundation, Granby Community Fund, Dave and Jenny Emery, and Henry and Helen Frye. Event details can be found on GRR’s website,

To volunteer, please register on the website or email Sarah Merrill at Your help will be greatly appreciated.