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Friends of Royal Oak Township (FOROT) is a 501c3, tax exempt, volunteer-driven effort which grew out of Royal Oak Township and eventually expanded its focus to other communities. FOROT operates as a charitable organization with a mission to provide training, resources and education, community revitalization and historical preservation. Resources and collaborations are developed to focus on community engagements that address the needs of citizens, at risk populations, health disparities and access to resources


FOROT is sponsoring its Juneteenth Celebration and we need your support. Juneteenth is a celebration of African American culture, history, and community.  It is the name for a holiday celebrating June 19, 1865, the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and spread the word that President Lincoln had delivered his Emancipation Proclamation. News traveled so slowly in those days that Texas did not hear of Lincoln's Proclamation, which he gave on January 1, 1863, until more than two years after it was issued!


Although Juneteenth has been informally celebrated each year since 1865, it wasn't until June 3, 1979, that Texas became the first state to proclaim Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) an official state holiday. Juneteenth has become a day for African Americans to celebrate their freedom, culture, and achievements. It is a day for all Americans to celebrate African American history.


Royal Oak Township was founded in 1833. The Charter Township is among the oldest African American chartered townships in the United States.  This year’s Juneteenth celebration will be held at the Royal Oak Charter Township Recreation Center located at 21272 Mendota, Ferndale, MI 48220 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.


Local businesses, faith and community-based organizations, community members, and others are being invited to advertise in your business, organization or event in the journal and encouraged to become a sponsor of this event.  Business donors that support, and are largely supported by local community residents and organizational donors will be appropriately acknowledged during the program. This public Celebration of Juneteenth will attract local residents as well as attendees from Metropolitan Detroit and the tri-county Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb area. The program will include African drumming and dance performances, presentations on health and wellness, healthy food cooking demonstration, and refreshments.


To assure the success of this event, we ask for the collective participation and support of everyone serving the Royal Oak Township community because it depends on volunteer effort to plan and present it. In addition to advertising in our Juneteenth journal, we accept tax deductible financial contributions, we will be equally appreciative of food items, paper goods, plastic ware, and other supplies.   We anticipate between 100-150 attendees at the event. Please feel free to contact Friends of Royal Oak Township, at 248.229.3027 or for more information.





Brigitte R. Hall, MBA                                                                  

President | Founder                                                                                

Friends of Royal Oak Township, Inc.


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