HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– The 13 annual Juneteenth celebration in Huntingdon County is just weeks away.

The event will take place from noon until 6 p.m. On Saturday, June 18th at Portstown Park. and is open to all community members.

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Juneteenth celebrates the day, June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.