The Lanwood-Risonian Civic/Social Club Inc. is preparing for its 20th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Rison which begins on June 15 with a concert at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds at 309 Mockingbird Lane in Rison from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


The concert will feature J.C. The New King of Funk from Kansas City, Kansas.


tickets will be available at the Cleveland County Herald office for $10.00 and any Lanwood-Risonian Club member or you may purchase your ticket at the gate the day of the concert. For tickets please contact Andrew or Edna Roshell 870-325-6526, Thomas Young 870-325-6815, Penny Morris 870-325-6868, Efrem Mason 870-692-8550 or Katrina Mason 870-370-3712, Lee or Jametta Harper 870-325-7667, Sheila Jackson 870-325-6586, Courtney Jackson-McGhee 870-540-9680, Michael Barnett 870-325-6135


On Saturday, the Juneteenth Festival will begin with the Juneteenth Parade at 10 a.m. for parade entries please Contact Courtney C. McGhee-Jackson 870-540-9680, there will 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for the best Float entry. The parade line-up will begin at 9 a.m. it will leave the Rison School parking lot at 700 Main, led by the Grand Marshall Rev. Bobby Young and end at Powell Park where the festivities will began at 11:00 a.m. Events are free to the public.


The Guest speaker for this year’s event will be Dr. Gerald Andrews a pioneer of Civil Rights. The will be exhibits, food, craft vendors, 3 on 3 basketball tournament. For entries of the basketball tournament please contact Efrem Mason 870-692-8550 and Michael Barnett 870-325-6135.


There will also be a gospel concert presented by Dee Clay “The Gospel Angel” and featuring the Voices of Deliverance and The Gospel Warriors, the New Life Missionary Baptist Choir and Tate’s Temple COGI Choir.


All merchandise, food vendors and any local choirs planning to perform contact Penny Morris for more information and the vendor applications, there will be a $25.00 vendor fee due when the application is returned.


For Juneteenth T-shirts please contact any club member or you may purchase your shirts at the festival Sm-XL $10, 2X $11.50, 3X $13.00, 4X $14.50, 5X $16.00. Contact information for T-shirts Andrew or Edna Roshell 870-325-6526, Thomas Young 870-325-6815, Penny Morris 870-325-6868, Efrem Mason 870-692-8550 or Katrina Mason 870-370-3712, Lee or Jametta Harper 870-325-7667, Sheila Jackson 870-325-6586, Courtney Jackson-McGhee 870-540-9680, Michael Barnett 70-325-6135.