Joyful Juneteenth Celebration!
This year the Black Association of SLAC Employees (BASE) invited
everyone to join the 15th annual Juneteenth Celebration. On the
afternoon of June 18, the Cafeteria Picnic Area was filled with people,
music and laughter. The weather turned out a fine day for enjoying great
food, music, games and more—everyone had a good time.
Photo by Diana Rogers
An annual Lab tradition, BASE hosts this
event to celebrate the end of slavery in this country as well as the
gathering of family, friends and co-workers. This year’s theme was based
on the inspiration of Bessie Coleman, the first black female aviator.
Posters displayed photographs and information about this fascinating
aviator and her contemporaries.
The abundant menu featured Barbecued ribs, chicken and hot links with
assorted salads, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, beverages and desserts.
The delightful instrumental music by Perfect Harmony featured youth
members—a real treat for music lovers.
Michelle Smith, the coordinator for the event said, "I would like to
thank the working crew for their leadership and ideas to make this
Juneteenth a success. Without your help, this would not have happened."
We hope to see you in 2005!