Another year has come and gone and Grambling has once again held another Juneteenth Heritage Festival of which its residents can be proud.
What once started out as a one-day event to honor Juneteenth in Grambling — celebrated on June 19 as the honoring of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 — has evolved into a multi-day festival full of activities everyone can enjoy.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said the town has strived to enhance the offerings of their Juneteenth festival each year, and he and the town should be commended for the work they put forth sharing this event with North Louisiana.
Here in Ruston, blindness, or at least blind people, is something we experience every day. However, to promote awareness Mayor Dan Hollingsworth issued a proclamation declaring October as Meet the Blind Month.
And to further Hollingsworth’s proclamation, the Louisiana Center for the Blind is hosting a variety of events to help educate the public.
The center is joining forces with Christian Community Action by collecting nonperishable food to support CCA’s Poor Man’s Supper set for Tuesday.