WACO, TX — The Cen-Tex African American Chamber Of Commerce has received approval to host its annual Juneteenth Community Parade in Downtown Waco after accepting logistic changes due to COVID-19 restrictions.
According to Executive Director, John Bible, “The Juneteenth Parade signifies a historic turning point for our people. It’s the day we recognize our democratic freedoms and appreciate those who came before us.”
The City of Waco worked with the Chamber to coordinate a safe, enjoyable parade for everyone.
Safety precautions include a new map route, emphasized motorcade procession, occupancy limits within the motor vehicles, and passed candy or handouts for audience participants.
The parade will begin at the historic Paul Quinn Campus and proceed down Elm Avenue to Heritage Square outside City Hall.
Bible and his team are excited to host this year’s parade, stating “June 2020 is the 40th Anniversary of the Emancipation Day being recognized as a holiday by the State of Texas.
Now more than ever, it’s important for our community to come together to acknowledge our differences and celebrate our accomplishments.”
Local businesses and organizations are invited to join the parade.
Sponsorship and entry registration can be found at centexchamber.com.
Online registration is highly encouraged.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the CTMB Fund, a minority lending program led by the Chamber and the Center of Business Excellence.