Oconee Today -- June 19
Oconee Rotary's annual awards breakfast and a ribbon cutting at a local car dealership are a few of the things to know about in and around Oconee today.
Weather: Another hot, sunny day is ahead of us. The Weather Channel predicts a high of 90 degrees and only a 10 percent chance of a rain shower.
Observances: This day, June 19, is set aside to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States as Juneteenth. Read about the history of Juneteenth and make plans to attend a local celebration — the Northeast Georgia Black Leadership Council will hold its first Northeast Georgia Juneteenth festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Winder Picnic Pavilion.
Top things to know:
- The Rotary Club of Oconee County's annual meeting and awards breakfast takes place at 7 a.m. in the Watkinsville Community Center. Guests are welcome to attend at a cost of $5 per person.
- The Oconee Library hosts a free storytime for little ones ages 2-5 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1080 Experiment Station Rd, Watkinsville. 706-769-3950.
- A ribbon cutting-ceremony will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Athens, 4735 Atlanta Highway at 10 a.m. to celebrate its membership with the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.
- Learn about gardens around the world at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. From 7-8 p.m., hear Horticulturist Allan Armitage's presentation "“The World is My Garden: The Gardens of New Zealand.” Cost is $10. Learn more.