SHERMAN, TX-Hundreds of Sherman residents were at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park Saturday for the Juneteenth celebrations. It is one of the oldest nationally celebrated holidays commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.
To celebrate, residents enjoyed barbecue, music and dancing. Neighborhood recreation committee member Rick Sommers Sr. said he's pleased with the turnout.
"This is wonderful, we have people from all walks and backgrounds all colors and nationalities, we just have a lot of different people here, we have a lot of children," he said.
If you missed out on the festivities Saturday, the Sherman Juneteenth celebration runs through Sunday.