On Saturday, the town of Little Elm celebrated Juneteenth with a "Freedom Run," which was followed by a series of festivities at Little Elm Park. 

Attendees were treated to live music, food trucks and vendors, among other offerings, which set an ambiance as they swam in and enjoyed the scenic views of Lake Lewisville. 

Juneteenth is a federal holiday that observes June 19, 1866, the day in which Civil War Union General Gordon Granger informed slaves in Galveston that slavery was officially abolished in the United States. Because this was one of the final general orders mandating the end of slavery in the United States, this is considered to be the event that made the complete abolition of slavery in the country official.  

Re-live the Juneteenth celebration through the photos below from Carly May:

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