JUNETEENTH PARADE MARCHES THROUGH BRENHAM STREETS

  

In celebration of Juneteenth, Brenham hosted their annual Juneteenth parade this (Saturday) morning as floats, baton twirlers, and trail riders alike made up the hour-long procession honoring the holiday.

With representation from Pickard High School, Brenham’s Pickard High School “was an esteemed Texas school established about 1875 by the Brenham Public School system for black pupils of elementary through high school grades. It was the first high school in Texas for blacks,” according to the City’s website. While Brenham’s school’s integrated in the late 60’s, Pickard honors their history with the last graduating class in the Juneteenth parade. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year.

Leading the Parade was Pickard High School's 50th Reunion Float

Pickard High School's 50th Reunion Float

 

Pickard High School's 50th Reunion Float

 

There were floats from the New Beginnings Church, Faith Hope Mission, and Brenham Rest home.

New Beginning's Church

Kruse Village Float

Faith Mission Float

Blinn College, HEB, and the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center also decked out floats for the event.

Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center Float

 

H-E-B Float

Washington County

Juneteenth Association

Local kids lined the street for the candy, beads, and more that were tossed to the crowd, and some floats even handed out water to battle the heat of the day.

Harris Farms Float

Celebrating Juneteenth with his brother, mother, and other family, this youngster secured a bag full of goodies while greeting friends on the floats.

The celebrations continued at Fireman’s park from 12-4pm.

Junerette Twirlers

The Junerette Twirlers

JROTC Marines

Blue Bell Antique Truck

Brenham ISD

Brenham Rest Home Float

Blinn College Float

For some, the parade was quite long.

 

The KTEX Country Cruiser!

Kid Royalty

 

Youth Royalty

 

Senior Royalty

A view down the line up

 

Trail Rider

 

Brenham Outlaw Trail Riders in the Juneteenth Parade

 

Trail Rider showing off his moves