Brownwood council commends Juneteenth Celebration organizers

STEVE NASH steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com
Brownwood City Councilman Draco Miller stands with (from left) Wanda Jean Rainey, Erma Franklin Hall and Gladys Bryant in the council chambers Tuesday morning.

Brownwood City Council members honored the three organizers of last weekend's Juneteenth Celebration Tuesday morning, commending them for their "resounding successful event."

Council members Draco Miller read a proclamation on behalf of the council and presented it to Gladys Bryant, Erma Franklin Hall, and, standing in for her daughter, Wanda Jean Rainey. Rainey's daughter is Kimberly Jones Williams, one of the trio of organizers.

The Juneteenth Celebration as celebrated with music, games and family gatherings, "all with the remembrance of African-American freedom in mind," Miller read from the proclamation.

"The event included people of all races, nationalities and religions, and truthfully acknowledged a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence today's society."

Bryant thanked the council and police department for their support of the event. 

The council "commends these individuals … and challenges them to outdo themselves and hold an even more successful event next year," Miller read from the proclamation.

"See you next year," Bryant said.