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TRI-STATE EXPO on JUNETEENTH: Celebrating Gullah Geechee Culture in Dothan

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDNews) – The TRI-STATE EXPO on JUNETEENTH is set to be a captivating celebration of culture and history. The event, which will take place at the Dothan Civic Center and Poplarhead Park, promises a day filled with various events and activities that aim to explore and honor the rich heritage of the Gullah Geechee people.

The festivities will kick off with a vibrant parade at 10AM, featuring colorful displays and lively performances that will surely captivate the audience. Following the parade, a grand celebration will commence at 11AM, providing a platform to commemorate the significance of JUNETEENTH and its historical importance.

In recognition of the challenges faced by communities, the event will also feature informative presentations on two pressing issues. At 11AM, there will be a session on the opioid crisis, shedding light on the impact of this epidemic and steps towards addressing it. Additionally, at 12:30PM, a presentation on Gullah Geechee history preservation will offer insights into the efforts made to safeguard and promote the unique cultural heritage of the Gullah Geechee people.

As the day progresses, the excitement will reach new heights with a thrilling drumline battle at 4PM in Poplarhead Park. This high-energy competition will showcase the talent and skill of local drumline groups, providing a captivating experience for all attendees.

To conclude the day on a melodious note, a chorale concert will take place at 6PM in the Dothan Civic Center. This enchanting performance will feature a talented ensemble, captivating the audience with soulful melodies and harmonies.

The TRI-STATE EXPO on JUNETEENTH offers a wonderful opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds to come together, celebrate, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Gullah Geechee culture. With its diverse range of events and activities, this event promises to be a memorable and enriching experience for everyone involved.