Park, Parade Highlight Juneteenth
Rockdale Reporter - 2016-06-23
Food, Fun & History
History was on the minds of those who celebrated Juneteenth with a parade and an
afternoon - evening long picnic Saturday in southeast Rockdale.
Juneteenth, of course, commemorated the announcement June 19, 1865, of the end of slavery
in Texas and is a cherished day of remembrance.
In Rockdale, 2016, the Juneteenth observance also coincided with the “rebirth” of Moultry
Park behind the former Aycock Center.
City Manager Chris Whittaker noted that restrooms have been built and painted in Aycock’s
purple and gold colors by volunteer Mona Zimmerman.
A plaque commemorating blacksmith Paul Moultry has been installed.
A bus stop-shelter at the park has been renovated and a plaque installed there noting the
history of the Aycock school.