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Sponsorships of upcoming Juneteenth celebration in Hope and Washington still available

A float in the 2022 Juneteenth Parade. Photo by April Lovette.


Hope, Arkansas, May 2023 – Three sponsorship packages are available for businesses and individuals to support the second annual Hempstead County Juneteenth 2023 festivities Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 18. Visibility Outreach Touch Engage South Arkansas (VOTE SoAR) is organizing the event and programs. 

Sponsorship levels are Black Futures $500 Carter G. Woodson Pioneer $175  Freedom Fighter $50 benefits include official commemorative Hempstead County Juneteenth t-shirt, recognition in media & prime positions at the parade and as a vendor. Sponsorship can be completed online and Full Package details are available at


VOTE SoAR is Visibility Outreach Touch Engage South Arkansas, a nonprofit community collective finding joy in civic engagement, community building and sharing power. Following the recommendations from the Defining Civic Health project, VOTE SoAR is building social connectedness to and between neighbors, community based organizations, and civic institutions through community events, peer to peer support, and trusted messengers. VOTE SoAR is a sponsored project of Southern Vision Alliance EIN: 61-1639641.

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