The Lanwood-Risonian Civic/Social Club Inc. Juneteenth Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, with an R&B Concert featuring JC “The New King of Funk” and special guests at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.


Tickets are $10 in advance and $ 15 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at the Cleveland County Herald at Rison; Fathers and Son and Record Rack, both at Pine Bluff; Andrew and Edna Roshell 870-325-6526, Penny Morris 870-325-6868, or other club members.


Saturday, June 17, events will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street at Rison. At 11 a.m., activities continue at Powell Park where there will be vendors, speakers, games for children and Gospel singing organized by Dee Clay the “Gospel Angel” from Pine Bluff. Gospel artists will include Kendrick Williams Jr. & Co., Ben Reddix, Nu Image and others.


Anyone interested in being a vendor or entering the parade, should contact Andrew Roshell Jr. or Penny Morris.


The club also thanks sponsors Archie Sanders of State Farm at Pine Bluff, Fordyce Bank & Mortgage at Fordyce and Rison, and Cleveland County Farm Bureau.