MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WCBD) – Brookgreen Gardens will honor Juneteenth with music and community awards on Saturday.

“Brookgreen is a cultural center for our community,” Page Kiniry, President, and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens said.

“We are excited to have visitors join us on the weekend of Juneteenth to celebrate history and freedom and to recognize some of the talented people from this area who are committed to investing in our community and relationships.”

Brookgreen Gardens will host Juneteenth Freedom Day on June 18.

The event will include an interactive discussion highlighting the history and importance of Juneteenth at 11 a.m.

An award ceremony will take place at noon to present the inaugural Huntington Exemplary Service Award. The award will be presented to individuals that have worked to improve race relations in the community over the past year.

Huntington Exemplary Service Award recipients (via Brookgreen Gardens)

Recipients of this year’s award are:

  • Zenobia Harper
  • Marilyn Hemingway
  • Kelvin Waites
  • Steve Williams
  • Tracy Bailey
  • Veronica Gerald Floyd
  • Reverend Cheryl Moore Adamson
  • The World Community Magazine
  • Issac Bailey

ReggaeInfinity from Columbia, S.C will play music throughout the day.

The event is free with Gardens admission and will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.