“This is where we are going to build the community” Colorado Springs celebrates Juneteenth

“This is where we are going to build the community” Colorado Springs celebrates Juneteenth
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Jonee Jones manages Creole Roots, a food truck serving up authentic New Orleans-style cuisine with her family. She says she loves seeing the community at the Juneteenth celebration.

“It’s a beautiful thing for me it represents unity, freedom you know a place of belonging this is where we are going to build the community, the presence we need to have within the black community,” Jones said.

Vendors lined up their tents and food trucks for the fourth official Colorado Springs Juneteenth celebration ahead of the holiday on Wednesday. The event features concerts, games, guest speakers and food from the community.

Creole Roots moved to the springs in 2005 because of Hurricane Katrina and wanted to share their love of food with everyone.

“It feels like home when they know what it’s supposed to be like and they say it feels like I’m in my grandma’s kitchen that feels great for us because we left a lot of family back home so we enjoy having everyone around us,” Jones said.

Jones says she loves being able to work with her family and being able to bring New Orleans style food to Colorado Springs.

“We love having a community of people to be a part of because that is what we are trying to find we are trying to find and I feel like this is a good start,” Jones said.

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