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0000017c-83f8-d4f8-a77d-b3fd0cf60000On August 9, 2018, the dedication and ribbon cutting were held for the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville. The facility will house numerous health professions programs for the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus. The programs will work side by side to create a transformational approach to health care and medical education.

Juneteenth Celebration Continues Saturday

Steve Burger

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Front side of card explaining the Juneteenth holiday that was handed out by organizers Saturday.

Shayla Gordon was serving up pulled pork baked potatoes for lunch Saturday.

“It is pulled pork, bacon, shredded cheese, sour cream or ranch and barbecue sauce.”

Her family’s booth was one of fifty signed up to provide everything from food, to t-shirts, to census and voting information at the event on Waggoner Avenue on Evansville's South Side.

Billed as Evansville’s first annual Freedom Day celebration, co-organizer Mia Brown says the event was to promote peace and unity during a time of unrest.

“We want people to see our culture, welcome all other cultures in just to see what we celebrate. It’s something we’d like to continue.”

The event was scheduled to close out with a fireworks  demonstration Saturday evening.

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