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The Pleasant Hill community celebrates Juneteenth

The community came out to the Mattie Hubbard Jones Playground.

MACON, Ga. — Juneteenth is coming up and here in Central Georgia, folks are already kicking off the holiday celebrations.

The Pleasant Hill neighborhood held its 16th annual reunion Saturday, serving as a starting point for Juneteenth in Macon-Bibb County.

The community came out to the Mattie Hubbard Jones Playground. Folks grilled, celebrated, and even registered to vote. 

Pleasant Hill Reunion Committee member Antonio Williams says the event is about creating memories.

"We want people to come out and enjoy themselves, fellowship, reconnect. Relive their childhood memories. And you see the younger generation, the goal is to establish new memories," he said.

Juneteenth was made a federal holiday in 2021.

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