Father’s Day Expo and Juneteenth Celebration

Donnetta Carter, Event Organizer and Leah Renee, Co- Host of the 419 Rise and Grind Morning Show

On Saturday June 19, 2021 the morning began to look gloomy since there was no bright sunshine but later, as midday arrived, the sun started to shine at the Father’s Day EXPO and Juneteenth Celebration Day.

The EXPO was held at the Tremainsville Hall, the first time that “The Social Butterfly Brand” celebrated these two events of great significance for the community-at-large. Donnetta Carter, the event organizer, wanted to celebrate all the wonderful fathers just as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

Traditionally Mother’s Day is celebrated on a grander scale than Father’s Day and this a fact but in trying to do something different, the organizer was pleased with the number of vendors and guests participating.

The vendors sold products from men’s ties, hats, t-shirts, cologne, gift baskets, candles, desserts, natural soaps, body scrub, jewelry, health and wellness products, men’s shoes and much more and there was something for the entire family.

Vendors such as Shaiem Hampton, Bomaye Bracelets, Deb Cash, Yanbal, Jessica Toole, Perfectly Posh, Carol Egger, Young Living, Johnnetta Penrose, Emery Inc., Shaunte Wallace, Sensual Oils & Shea Butter, Terrie Landry-Cook, Simply D’Vine Boutique, Nikki Crawford, NLC Creations, Tara Foster, Paparazzi, Naive Mosaic Juices and many more.

With Juneteenth being a National Holiday, this brings more awareness what Juneteenth means and we all can celebrate as a nation not just one cultural group. Legislation established June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a United States Federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in United States.

Thanks to the Sponsors, Taylor Automotive Family, Molina Health Care, The Sojourner’s Truth Newspaper, The Huntington National Bank and Claudia’s Natural Food Market, The Morning Blues Show with DJ Rocky Love 95.7 FM WIMX, IHeart Radio WSPD 1370, Fred LeFebvre, Social Media Facebook Family and the awesome staff member Debbie Harris for her assistance.

Finally, the next Summer Outdoor Expo for small business owners will be held at the Stranahan Theater & Greater Hall on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Free Admission and for more information contact via email: thesocialbutterflyevents@yahoo.com or (419) 367-9765.