Sussex Family YMCA celebrates Juneteenth with cookout

Event held in conjunction with weekend of activities hosted by YMCA of Delaware
June 23, 2022

Story Location:
Sussex Family YMCA
20080 Church Street
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States

YMCAs across the state celebrated Juneteenth with free admittance June 19 and 20. In Rehoboth Beach, the Sussex Family YMCA hosted a barbecue June 20.

“At the Y, we celebrate this powerful moment in our nation’s history together and honor those who suffered for so many years,” said Jim Kelly, YMCA of Delaware interim CEO, in a prepared statement. “As we remember, we encourage our community to commemorate and celebrate Black history and culture. Together, we can inspire change and forge a brighter future for ourselves, our youth, our neighbors and everyone in between. We are still fighting for equity, and we will not stop, because we believe in a brighter tomorrow.”

Additional Juneteenth events hosted by the YMCA of Delaware included a block party at the Walnut Street YMCA in Wilmington, an ice cream truck at the Bear-Glasgow YMCA, a party at Western Family YMCA, crafts for kids at the Middletown YMCA and a cookout at the Dover YMCA.

For more information on the programs offered by the YMCA of Delaware, go to For more information on Sussex Family YMCA, go to or call 302-296-9622.


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