NAACP to host 10th annual Memorial Day BBQ

The theme this year is “Soul of a Nation,” and it will all take place at Washington Park from noon to 4 p-m.

Posted: May 30, 2021 6:02 AM
Updated: May 30, 2021 6:03 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene-Springfield NAACP will be hosting their 10th annual Memorial Day Community BBQ Monday.

The theme this year is “Soul of a Nation,” and the event will take place at Washington Park from noon to 4 p-m.

There will be free barbecue, activities for kids, an open mic and live music by Evan Belize. Food will be provided by Tamisha Jackson’s Mishjack’s Catering.

Executive director Eric Richardson said the event is also meant to bring attention to the African-American connection to Memorial Day which has been traced to burials observed after the civil war in South Carolina.

Free youth books will be given out, and there will be information about summer programs.

For more information call the local branch of the NAACP at 541-484-1119 or email info@naacplanecounty.or.

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