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,” Kiniry said.

An interactive discussion highlighting the history and importance of Juneteenth is planned for 11 a.m.

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

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, South Carolina will play music throughout the day. The event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is free with admission to Brookgreen Gardens