HARRISTOWN NEWS: Juneteenth celebration coming up this weekend

Published 8:56 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Summer is just around the corner. This means vacations, visitors, children playing and fun in the water. It’s a time to make sure you are being safe. Never swim alone, invest in swimming lessons for children, stay vigilant when children are around water or playing outside and protect your skin from sun damage.

Johnnie Harris writes the Harristown News.

In doing all that, enjoy being with family and friends.

Community News

The E.E. Waddell Center is hosting its annual Father’s Day Cookout on June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Come be blessed by the good food, sounds and a guest speaker. This event will replace the annual breakfast.

The 5th Annual West Badin Celebration of Juneteenth will be June 15 and 16 from 4-8 p.m. The place to be is West Badin Community Park. There will be family fun for everyone.

Church News

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Badin, will host the community vacation Bible school sponsored by the Holy Week Association. There will be three days of learning, fun and fellowship. VBS will run from June 19-22 from 6:30-8 p.m.

All ages are welcome. Bishop Tavaris Johnson is the host pastor.

“Don’t Follow the Pac” is the the theme for Youth Day at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Badin, on June 23rd at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Elder Carlos Horne, of Rivers of Overflow Ministries, Albemarle.

Sanctuary Christian Outreach Ministry will celebrate the 16th pastoral anniversary of Bishop Gwendolyn Holland, June 22-23.

The June 22 speaker will be Pastor Carla Cassidy, of Mt. Zion Holy Church, Asheboro. Service begins at 1 p.m.

The speaker for June 23 will be Pastor E. Charles Barrino, of Saints Delight, Albemarle. Service begins at 3 p.m.

The motto is “You can make excuses or make it happen.”

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Albemarle, will host “Men of Valor and Prayer 2024 Men’s Day” June 22-23.
Saturday’s speaker will be Elder Michael Rushing. Service begins at 9 a.m. All men and boys are welcome to breakfast.
Sunday’s speaker will be Dr. Henry Cobb at 11 a.m.


Heartfelt condolences are extended to my Williams/Pankey/Smith family. Aunt Helen will be missed.

Prayer Requests

WaLillian Tyson, Eula Lewis, Dora Watkins, John Westbrook, Melvin Watkins Willie Mae Gaddy, Vanessa Chambers, Margaret Cowan, Anthony Garner


Michael Lilly, Juliet Richardson, Theresa Lindsey, Brittney Christian, Cathy Davis, Hannah Steele, Judy Haywood, Gail Allen, Johnnie Harris, Jr., Douglas Christian.

Johnnie Harris writes Harristown News. Call 704-985-8523 or mail PO Box 151, Badin, NC 28009.