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Lucille’s 1913 will serve 2,000 foods on Juneteenth at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Park Conservancy and Lucille’s 1913 to offer free local community foods on June 19 at Emancipation Park. Demonstrated: Emancipation Park. Photo: Emancipation Park Conservancy

A Juneteenth-style meal distribution for 2,000 will acquire place on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation many thanks to a collaboration involving Emancipation Park Conservancy and Lucille’s 1913.

This is he 2nd time the conservancy and the nonprofit group founded by Lucille’s chef/owner Chris Williams has structured a food distribution (in December, 5,000 meals ended up offered at the park).

The event is open to the public but registration is necessary at

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The foods will pay out homage to a Juneteenth tradition in the African American community to dine on barbecue, watermelon and crimson soda (purple drinks and fruit are a link to West Africa and the slave trade).

The party is manufactured doable by Lucille’s 1913 and council member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz and donations from H-E-B, Coca-Cola, Reliant, and the Houston Food stuff Financial institution.

Greg Morago writes about meals for the Houston Chronicle. Adhere to him on Fb or Twitter. Ship him information strategies at [email protected] Hear him on our BBQ State of Head podcast to learn about Houston and Texas barbecue society.

  • Greg Morago

    Greg Morago was a functions editor and reporter for The Hartford Courant for 25 many years right before joining the Houston Chronicle as meals editor in 2009. He writes about meals, dining establishments, spirits, vacation, manner and splendor. He is a native Arizonan and member of the Pima tribe of the Gila River Indian Neighborhood.