August 8 Emancipation Celebration Schedule for 2022 | news

PADUCAH – Each year, the August 8 celebration in Paducah celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.

The 2022 Year of the Man-themed celebrations kick off Wednesday with an open house at the WC Young Community Center and a family skate night at Kingsway Skateland.

The open house at the WC Young Center starts at 6:00 p.m. and the family skating night is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The center is located at 505 8th St. in Paducah.

Events will be held each day through August 8, including a back-to-school dance and block party, an emancipation dance and men’s fashion show, a parade, and more.

The WC Young Center announced the official schedule for this year’s August 8 celebration in June. Check out the schedule below for more details, including times and locations.

In addition to these events, a Homecoming Fish Fry will be held at the Hotel Metropolitan on Friday, August 5 at 11am. homemade coleslaw, chow chow and cornbread, and homemade kidney beans with country ham. Dessert and drinks will also be available. Orders can be called at 270-994-17-83 or 270-519-5133. The Hotel Metropolitan is located on Oscar Cross Ave. 724 in Paducah

For more information and updates on the August 8 events, visit WC Young Community Center Events group on Facebook.



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WC Young Center 2022 August 8 Celebration Schedule:

Wednesday 3 August

  • open house
    • Time: 6 p.m
    • Location: WC Young Community Center
  • Family skate night
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
    • Location: Kingsway Skateland – 3430 Wayne Sullivan Drive

Thursday, August 4th

  • Back to school street dance
  • Adult block party
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
    • Location: WC Young Community Center

Friday 5 August

  • Emancipation Dance and All Male Fashion Strut
    • Cocktail Hour: 7:30pm to 8:00pm
    • Dance: 8:30 p.m. to midnight
    • Location: Walker Hall Event Center – 229 Madison St.
  • fried fish
    • Location: WC Young Community Center parking lot

Saturday August 6th

  • parade
    • Time: Lineup starts at 9am; Parade starts at 11am
    • Location: Begins at 13th and Broadway St., ends at Robert Coleman Park
    • Entrance fee: $25
  • park activities

    • Time: Noon to 9 p.m
    • Activities include: vendors, reunion tailgates, youth activities and entertainment
  • Big House Gaines Basketball Clinic
    • Location: Robert Coleman Park
    • Activities include: Free Throw Tournament, 3 Point Tournament, 3v3 Tournament by Adam Cole; Medals will be awarded and Bizzy Banks will be the host

Sunday 7 August

  • Salute to the Gospel
    • Time: 4 p.m
    • Location: Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church – 1201 S 8th St.
  • Celebration in the park
    • Time: 1pm to dusk
    • Location: Robert Coleman Park

Monday, August 8th

  • emancipation breakfast
    • Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m
    • Location: WC Young Community Center
    • Breakfast is eaten in or take away.

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