Easton Celebrates Juneteenth at Christ Church

A mix of golden oldies, R&B and some old standards–many crowd favorites–were offered at the season opener of the Concert on the Hill series on Sunday, June 19 on the grounds of Christ Church. It also marked the first appearance there by The Theresa Wright Band.

The crowd was happy and mellow singing along and swaying, but the spirit of Juneteenth was not lost in the celebration. The audience was attentive to the messages of State Rep. Anne Hughes and State Sen. Tony Hwang, who spoke with feeling about the significance of the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

The evening was co-hosted by EDIT (Easton Diversity & Inclusion Task Force) and was sponsored by Maple Row Tree Farm and Farinella Consulting, LLC. The Walrus Alley food truck provided a popular menu. Holly and Dennis Pryor circulated among the crowd of about 100 selling raffle tickets, as they do each week. The proceeds are shared between the winner and a local charitable organization.

The Concert on the Hill series continues this Sunday, June 26 with a Pride Celebration featuring Hitch & The Giddyup with opening act, uncis.

For the complete schedule, check out www.facebook.com/concertsonthehilleaston.

Photo at top courtesy of Concerts on the Hill Facebook page.

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