Hoover-AHEAD’s Fourth Annual

Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2024

Hoover Public Library       11:00 am–3:00 pm

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Hosted by

Schedule of Events

(The Schedule of Events will be updated as additional details become available.)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community Mix and Mingle
 
12:00 pm – 12:10 pm    
Welcome, logistics and review of our DEI initiative
 
12:10 pm  – 12:30 pm    
Combined Community High School Choirs
                  
12:30 pm -12:50 pm     

Sahi On Ko Djony Dance Company

 
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm      
Greetings from Hoover City Mayor and Juneteenth proclamation – Mayor Bracato
 
1:00 pm- 1:10 pm      
Hoover AHEAD Story and Video
 
1:10 pm – 1:30 pm     
Sahi On Ko Djony Dance Company
 
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm      
Katia Apedoh Introduction
 
1:35 pm – 1:50 pm        
The Juneteenth Story- Katia Apedoh
 
1:50 pm – 2:10 pm 
“Personal Reflections on Engaging with Diversity”—Debra Nelson
2:10 pm -2:30 pm         
Birmingham Youth and Young Adult Choir 
 
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
TBD      
 
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm      
Call to Action and close

 

Get Your Free Tickets, Pre-Purchase Your Lunch, or Make a Donation

Tickets or pre-registration is NOT required to attend Hoover-AHEAD’s Juneteenth Celebration. However, by pre-registering you help us better to prepare for the event AND you become eligible to win a special door prize at the conclusion of the event. You only have to checkin at the door or drop your printed ticket off at the Hoover-AHEAD table to be eligible. You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing.

This year lunch will be catered. (See information below.) When you get your FREE ticket, you may also preorder your lunch and a drink. Just bring your printed ticket with you and pick up your lunch, saving time by skipping the payment area of the catering area.

You may also make a donation to Hoover-AHEAD to support the Juneteenth event.

CLICK HERE to get your ticket, lunch, or make a donation.

Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Lunch at Juneteenth

There is no reason to have to leave Juneteenth to grab lunch. This year, Hoover-AHEAD has contracted with Chef Edwin Kennar to provide lunch for attendees.

The menu (subject to change) is as follows:

Grilled Chicken (Sliced tender chicken breast smoke with pecan wood)

Tuscan Chicken (Sauteed chicken breast simmered in a sundried tomato alfredo sauce)

Cabbage

Garlic parmesan mashed potatoes

Southern-style creamed corn

Roll

 

Plates are $10. Plates may be pre-purchased HERE (and your drinks) or purchased onsite as available.

Children's Activities

The Children’s Activity area will be open during the event and will be staffed and run by the incredible Hoovery Public Library staff. Activites will tentatively include:

  • Book lists
  • Book display featuring both Juneteenth and Black History titles that are currently available for checkout
  • Juneteenth story time
  • Photo booth opportunities

Sponsorship, Vendor, and Exhibitor Information

Title Sponsor: $5,000

  • Company and logo listed as “Presented By” on event promotional materials
  • Opportunity for a 3-minute welcome from the stage
  • Logo listing you as a sponsor on Hoover-AHEAD website for twelve months
  • Prominent signage at the event and onstage signage
  • Dedicated exhibitor table in a prominent location

Champion Sponsor: $1,000

  • Logo listing you as a sponsor on Hoover-AHEAD website for twelve months
  • Logo listing you as a Champion Sponsor on the event website
  • Prominent signage at the event
  • Dedicated exhibitor table in a prominent location

Gold Sponsor: $750

  • Logo listing you as a Gold Sponsor on the event website
  • Listing on promotional materials
  • Signage at the event
  • Dedicated exhibitor table in a prominent location

Silver Sponsor: $500

  • Company name listing you as a Silver Sponsor on the event website
  • Listing on promotional materials
  • Dedicated exhibitor table in a prominent location

Bronze Sponsor: $300

  • Company name listing you as a Bronze Sponsor on the event website
  • Listing on promotional materials
  • Dedicated exhibitor table

Friends of Hoover-AHEAD Sponsor: $100

  • Company name listing you as a Friend of Hoover-AHEAD Sponsor on the event website
  • Dedicated exhibitor table

CLICK HERE to submit a sponsorship.

Need a formal letter of request? CLICK HERE

Juneteenth Artist

Meet Our Juneteenth Artist

Lamon Jarmon, the recent winner of our 2024 Black History Month Reflection Contest, was chosen to do the artwork for Hoover-AHEAD’s Juneteenth Celebration. You can find his artwork on the event poster and on the Juneteenth Website.

A student at Hoover High School, Lamon is an impressive artist, even at the age of 15. He creates portraits, life sketches, and graffiti designs (in a sketchbook). He also enjoys programming and graphic design, which often intertwine with his art: designing assets for a game or designing a poster/ website. 

We are grateful for his willingness to work on the Juneteenth Celebration and hope that you will enjoy his work and take the time to meet him at Hoover-AHEAD’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 15.

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