Thanks to Debra’s perseverance, compassion and hard work, along with the effort and sweat of other gardeners, the 2019 celebration of Juneteenth was a great success. Bobby Bryan and his group, along with surprise appearance of Irving Louis Lattin, played two sets that had feet tapping, Debra dancing and more than one little kid mesmerized. Amy and Bud handled the food table. Tracy Gray and daughter introduced the ceremony with lovely thanks to our ancestors. Lamar, Aliya, and Ted read some history. Debra was the hostess with the mostess, with poems and thoughts about the meaning and importance of Juneteenth. Alisanne and Mary Clare, supported by Jenifer, helped kids and adults create commemorative flags.