Juneteenth celebrations set in Ravenna, Kent

Portage County is preparing to celebrate Juneteeth with celebrations in Ravenna and Kent.

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Crystal Scott, who has been organizing a Juneteenth block party in the Skeels neighborhood of Ravenna Township for several years, has decided to move the event to downtown Ravenna this year to make it a county-wide celebration. The event will take place from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday, June 18 and will feature a band, DJ, food vendor and children’s activities.

On Sunday, June 19, a group in the Southend of Kent will host a Father’s Day parade to Plum Creek Park, where a day of celebration will take place from noon to 6 pm The theme is Honoring Generations of our Legacy, said Fanette Merrett, one of the event organizers.

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