By Linda Y. Murray
Special to Historic City News
Summer is upon us. Let’s all work together towards a common goal, the betterment of the community of West Augustine. How? By being your brother’s keeper. Encourage someone when you can. Help out when you can. Give to someone less fortunate when you can. Do a good deed when you can looking for nothing in return. Be an active positive participant in the betterment of your community.
Instead of tearing down each other lets work together to build each other up.
The 2016 Juneteenth Cultural Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 25th at Collier Blocker Park. There will be a mandatory vendor meeting on Tuesday June 21st, 6pm at Collier Blocker Puryear Park for all interested vendors. Vendor space is available for $ 25 (cashier’s check/money order). Vendors offering services, (blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings, etc.) may participate for free. This is a community event planned by the Culture and Quality of Life Committee of the CRA. Invitations have been sent via email to each of the SJC Commissioners, City of St. Augustine Commissioners, churches, Wildflower Clinic, various businesses and organizations. With St. Augustine being the “oldest city in the nation” what a better place to celebrate the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Confirmed participants are the American Legion Post 194 Auxiliary, Golden Glory Seafood, Boys & Girls Club, Dirty Red and Sons, W.A.G.E.S., Cellus, JMC Boutique, Golden Flames, NuFaith Singers, SJC PLS Bookmobile, and more. There will be the presentation of the Juneteenth Essay Contest Winner and Miss Juneteenth 2016 Scholarship Pageant Winners. There will be a Tug Of War Contest, a dunking booth, bounce house, and other games for kids. Financial donations or sponsorship is still welcomed. We are looking forward to your support and participation. Also a Juneteenth Cultural Celebration Dance will be held at American Legion Post 194 beginning at 10pm on June 25th also. Linda Y. Murray is chairperson for this event.
On June 25th Flagler Imaging Center and the Susan G. Komen Foundation of North Florida will offer Free Screening Mammograms for Qualified SJC Residents. Early detection of Breast Cancer saves lives. The purpose of this event is to serve the uninsured and underinsured women of St. Johns County in need of a mammogram. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first served basis. Transportation is also available. To learn is you qualify call 904-8144707. Mention that you are calling about the Free Mammogram event on June 25th.
There is a Free Summer Lunch program for kids and teens 18 and under throughout the summer. Woodlawn Terrace Community Center located at 200 South Woodlawn Street is the Summer Break Spot. From June 7th through July 22nd on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays lunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. WALK-INS are WELCOME.. For more information contact LaShawnda Jones Senior Resident Services Coordinator 904.466.4309.
SEA Community Help Resources Center will host summer camp from June 6th through July 31st at 6408 Armstrong Road, Elkton. This came is for kids of all ages. For more information contact Malinda Peeples at 904.806.3939 or Alverso Knight 904.679.1227
The Wildflower Clinic, 268 Herbert Street, Dental Clinic will be held on Tuesday, June 21st at 1:00 pm for extractions. On Thursday June 24th at 1:30 there will be exams, x-rays, and fillings. On June 24 at 2:00 pm there will be extractions, x-rays, and exams will be given. The Medical Walk-In Clinics are held on Mondays at 10:00 am, Thursdays at 4:00 pm and on Saturdays at 8:00 am. Patients are asked to arrive two (2) hours early. Lab Results Clinic will be held on Thursday with no waiting from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please allow one week after having labs drawn for results. Other clinics offered include a Women’s’ Clinic, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic clinic, Mental Health, Dermatology, ENT, Smoking Cessation, Nutrition Classes and a vision clinic. For more information on any of these services, call 904.829.1962
The next Bookmobile stops in West Augustine are June 29th, July 13th & 27th, and August 10th and 24th at Woodlawn Terrance at 11:00 am. On June 29th, July 13th & 27th, and August 10th and 24th, the Bookmobile will be at the Solomon Calhoun Center on Duval Street at 1:00 pm. Sign up for a library card, check out books, DVDs and CDs, pickup items on hold, learn about our many free databases, or ask for reference information at your library on wheels. For information call 904.827.6944 or visit our website at www.sjcpls.org.
The Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant was held on June 18th at American Legion Post 194. Congratulations to all those who participated in the 2016 Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant. Honors went to Junior Princess Jalayla Evans, Princess Alayla Terry, Princess 1st Runner Up – Deshiya Myers, Princess 2nd Runner up Kimora Williams, Junior Miss Zipporah Gardner, and Junior Miss 1st Runner up Richeria Anderson, Future Juneteenth Jazmin Collier, and Future Juneteenth Kennadi Floyd. Congratulations young ladies. The Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant Winners will also be presented at the Juneteenth Cultural Celebration on June 25th.
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