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Leisure World Celebrates Juneteenth


Voices lifted, hands clapped, and hearts swelled with pride at Leisure World of Maryland’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2022.

Residents and their guests gathered on the Clubhouse I lanai to partake in this joy-filled event, which featured guest speakers, cultural singing, dancing, and drumming performances, history lessons, and a poetry reading.

And as dusk fell, the crowds gathered to watch a fabulous fireworks display as it lit up the golf course’s evening sky.


Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the U.S. and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. It officially became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021.

The community tentatively plans to hold a celebration each year to honor the holiday.