July 2, 2004  




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!



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Last update Wednesday June 30, 2004 by Emily Ball