The Granby Celebrates Juneteenth committee and the Granby Racial Reconciliation (GRR) Board and Steering Committee extend their gratitude to all who contributed to the inaugural Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 in Salmon Brook Park. We are most grateful for the financial support provided by The Pomeroy- Brace Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Granby Education Foundation, The Granby Community Fund, First Congregational Church of Granby, Jenny and Dave Emery, and Helen and Henry Frye. This ambitious undertaking would not have been possible without their generosity.
The following businesses provided gift cards to entice participants to complete the post-event survey: Zen Restaurant Group, Jake’s Wayback Burgers, Stop & Shop, Beman’s True Value Hardware, Tiger Belly Restaurant, Neo Day Spa, The Sweet Beet, and Grassroots Ice Cream/Deep Roots Street Food. GRR is grateful for the support of these local businesses.
This beautiful event required the support of many people behind the scenes and throughout the day. GRR is most appreciative of the over 60 volunteers who gave so generously of their time and talents to bring this event to Granby. The Juneteenth committee extends its heartfelt gratitude to its chair, Ken Mouning. Without his vision and tireless efforts, this festival would not have come together. Thank you to all who attended and celebrated this new federal holiday as a community. We look forward to reviewing the feedback and bringing future offerings that support courageous conversations and community building.
Cathy Watso, Granby Racial Reconciliation Board member