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Celebrate Juneteenth with Rathbun Insurance: Join Us for a Weekend of Commemoration and Empowerment!

At Rathbun Insurance, we believe in celebrating diversity, honoring history, and empowering our communities. That's why this year, we are proud to sponsor not one, but two Juneteenth events right here in Lansing!

Today, we're excited to share about the upcoming 4th Annual 517 Juneteenth Weekend celebration happening in Lansing's vibrant REO Town neighborhood. Stay tuned for a future blog with more details on another fantastic Lansing Juneteenth celebration event coming up.

From Thursday, June 13th to Sunday, June 16th, REO Town will come alive with a series of events and activities that pay homage to Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The highlight of the weekend will be the free Juneteenth Festival held on Saturday, June 15th, right on South Washington Ave in REO Town.

So, what can you expect at the festival? Prepare to be entertained by live musical performances, including a special guest headline act that promises to captivate audiences. Indulge in a culinary journey with delicious food offerings, support local black-owned businesses at vendor stalls, and explore informative booths shedding light on black history and culture. And let's not forget about the little ones—there will be plenty of activities for kids in the dedicated kids zone.

One highlight not to be missed is the Battle of the BBQ, where local pitmasters will showcase their skills and compete for the title of BBQ champion. It's a feast for the senses and a celebration of community spirit.

As part of our commitment to supporting initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion, Rathbun Insurance has secured tickets for each event of the Juneteenth Weekend celebration. We're thrilled to extend this opportunity to our team members who are interested in participating. Simply let us know which events you'd like to attend, and we'll distribute the tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for each event.

For more detailed information on each event, including locations and additional activities, please visit the official website.

Let's come together as a community to celebrate Juneteenth—a time for reflection, unity, and empowerment. We look forward to seeing you there!