CCFA’s “Read to Achieve“ Partners with Mercer County Park Commission, Juneteenth Event at Capital City Farm on June 18, 2022
The Mercer County Park Commission‘s Juneteenth Event at Capital City Farm was an outstanding celebration of the contributions of Black Americans to the farming and gardening history of America. The day was filled with learning and fun activities for the entire family. Interactive activities and demonstrations to learn how corn is made into corn meal and maze, beekeeping and making honey, and how to plant lettuce to take home! Live music created a festive atmosphere. CCFA’s “Read to Achieve“ donated 50 for the Literacy Corner so children can learn about the many historical contributions and add to their home libraries books about the inventor George Washington Carver, Fannie Lou Hamer, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their impact on Farming and Agriculture. Children also participated in a Scavenger Hunt and won prizes! Special Thank you, to Wanda E. Lacy McNeil, Director of Marketing for Community Outreach, for an incredible job of making this amazing experience happen for children and families.