Emancipation Day Celebration - Quincy, Florida


Emancipation Day Celebration - May 22 and 23, 2015
Leisure Park & Kelly Campbell Park - Quincy, Florida

Events and Schedule

The Organization for Learning and Human Development (OLHD) has embarked on a challenge to provide programs which economically, educationally and culturally enrich our communities. With this goal in mind, the OLHD sponsored the Annual 20th of May Celebration combined with the Memorial Day weekend where more than 1500 meals were served free of charge to those in attendance. The OLHD has given Thanksgiving Baskets to five local communities. More than 200 families were provided with a turkey and trimmings at Thanksgiving. The OLHD also entered into partnership with G.O.O.D. K.I.D.S., a non-profit charitable and educational organization that recognizes the need for positive guidance and aspiration in Gadsden County youth. This year the two organizations targeted three of our local communities in Quincy, FL to help kids with back-to-school supplies including back packs, pens, pencils, paper, tablets, calculators, rulers, crayons, tissues, folders, dictionaries, etc. We served approximately 400 school age kids (grade Pre-K thru 12).

Friday - May 22 - Leisure Park
11:30 am - Luncheon for Veterans and their families. To honor our Veterans, this year starts with a Luncheon to show how we appreciate what they do for our love of freedom.
3:00 pm - Praise and inspirational music by Brother Thomas
6:00 pm - Emanipation Day Program with the reading of The Emancipation Proclamation, followed by an "Old Fashioned Fish Fry" and music by The Billy Rigsby Band

Saturday - May 23 - Kelly Campbell Park
9:00 am - Prayer Breakfast
Gospel groups, choirs and praise dancers
12 Noon - Inspirational speaker Elisha Corker
3:00 pm - Soul Picnic - BBQ
4:00 pm - Music by The Billy Rigsby Band

Local Sponsors

Children Are Our Future
G.O.O.D. K.I.D.S.
Shiloh Community M.B.C. and Outreach Center

Barkley Security of Quincy
Sam Betsy Funeral Home
Williams Funeral Home
Carol’s Country Kitchen
RJ MotorSports, Lakeland, Fl
Second Elizabeth MB Church
Henry Hunter and Associates

Corporate Sponsors

Publix - Where Shopping is a Pleasure Harveys Supermarket Winn Dixie
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