Around Edmond: Citizens Bank of Edmond Celebrates Juneteenth at Heard on Hurd Saturday 6/18/22
Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd returns on Saturday, June 18, at the corner of Broadway and Hurd in downtown Edmond. This month’s event will celebrate Juneteenth and highlight local community efforts. Attendees can expect to enjoy the usual wide variety of food trucks, pop-up shops and local music from 6-10 p.m.
“There are several wonderful events happening across our state and metro-area this weekend to honor and celebrate Juneteenth,” said Jill Castilla, president and CEO at Citizens Bank of Edmond. “Citizens Bank of Edmond is proud to support these events and we hope the celebration is felt in full for those that attend Heard on Hurd.”
Opening for Heard on Hurd this month, Stephen Salewon is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who is influenced by modern pop, folk and African rhythms. He will take the stage at 6pm. Then be ready to stomp your feet and clap your hands when family funk duo, Sugar Free Allstars takes the stage at 7:20pm. Headlining Heard on Hurd the Noah Engh Trio playing upbeat American roots music starting at 8:40pm.
This month’s featured nonprofit is RestoreOKC. RestoreOKC is a community development organization in Northeast Oklahoma City that exists to bridge relationships of reconciliation that result in restorative justice. Through housing, economic development, educational supports, job-training and more they seek to see whole families break whole cycles for their whole lives.
“We are honored to join the Heard on Hurd family in June and get the opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth together,” said Caylee Dodson, executive director of RestoreOKC. “We are celebrating freedom and dreaming together about how we continue the fight for freedom and flourishing in all our respective communities.”
Returning to Heard on Hurd for the first time this season are characters from Character Connection Co. In the Community Lobby of Citizens Bank of Edmond, attendees will be able to meet and take photos with Mirabel and Tiana from 6pm – 8pm.
The June 18th event will feature new food trucks to Heard on Hurd including Cutie Pies Concession and Slappy’s Funnel Cakes. Other familiar food trucks include Afonso’s Smoked BBQ, Big Biang Theory, Daisy-Mae’s Icy Creamery, Lalo’s Taco Chop, Let’s Do Greek, Kona Ice, Metro Minis, Split Top Dogs, The Baked Bear, The Browns Kitchen, The Saucee Sicilian, Yum Yum Bites, Burger Punk, Chef Rays Street Eats, Barbells and BBQ, Biggsys BBQ Shack, Bondi Bowls, Dos Gringos Cabana, HTeaO, Murphy’s Cookshack, Oak City Pizza, Taste of Africa, Pop’s Waffles, Psycho Taco OKC, Tasty Snow, Wicked Wings & Things, Wicked Hangry, Falcone’s Pizza, Frozen Joe’s, Kettle Treats, Squeeze Me Lemonade, Michell’s Pizzeria, SnoBiz Concessions, Squatchmoes, The Butcher BBQ Stand, The Coffee Jar, Wondervan Pops, and Scars and Stripes Coffee.
Many local pop-up shops will also be at the event including Bison Creek Clothing, CleoElaine, Felicia’s Country Corner, Lucky Lulu, Out of Africa, Positive Pearls, Selva, Sha’s Nursery, The Pearl Boutique, Violet Fig Clothing, Cyndy’s Creative Designs, Dear Reverie, Hitch by Billie, ModernGlitz Boutique, Puppy Paws Hotel and Spa, Sew Much To Do, South Hazel Clay, The Plant Dudes, Too Cute Things, Indigo Skies and Kaleidoscope Arts.
About Citizens Bank of Edmond
Citizens Bank of Edmond continues to operate on the same downtown Edmond intersection where it was founded in April 1901. The independent $350-million-asset institution is a leader in community banking, providing commercial and consumer financial services with a focus on building the community using innovative techniques like inventing Cash Mobs, powering Heard on Hurd, providing co-officing space and launching an unmanned bank. For more information, visit www.citizensedmond.com.