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The Emancipation Committee of Upson Needs Your Support Now

The Emancipation Committee of Upson County, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) self-funded, community events organization. We’re the official Emancipation / May 29th Organization for Upson County (Thomaston, Georgia) and the oldest celebration of freedom!
We have celebrated freedom in our community since May 29, 1865.
​We are now accepting donations to help reach our budget goals for 2023.

Any and all donations are very much needed and appreciated!
​Thank you!

Interested in being a "Sponsor?

Bronze Sponsor - $250

Free Entry in Our Parade, Full Page Advertisement in our Ad Booklet, Logo with ‘click through’ link on website sponsor page, Souvenir Booklet, Recognition during the Speaking Program.

 

Silver Sponsor - $300

Free Entry in Our Parade, Full Page Advertisement in our Ad Booklet, Logo with ‘click through’ link on website sponsor page, Souvenir Booklet, Recognition during the Speaking Program, (1) Promotion on social media.

 

Gold Sponsor - $500

Free Entry in Our Parade, Full Page Advertisement in our Ad Booklet, Logo with ‘click through’ link on website sponsor page, Souvenir Booklet, Recognition during the Speaking Program, (2) Promotions on social media, Acknowledgement and your logo on digital promotional material.

 

General Donation / Sponsorship

Your donation helps continue the oldest celebration of freedom! Your donation amount is up to you! No donation is too large or too small. You can even become a sponsor by donating $250+.

Our preferred method is through check. You can mail your donation to:

Emancipation Committee of Upson

P.O. Box 224, Thomaston, GA 30286

You can also donate via cash app

$theecou

You can also donate via credit or debit card.

Emancipation Celebration T-Shirt

Support the celebration by purchasing a T-shirt. 

This year's shirt designs are almost complete! We can't wait until we are able to share them with you!

You will be able to purchase a shirt either via cash, in-person, or at one of the

Pop Up Sales (information will come as soon as we have it).

Now Accepting Ads For The Emancipation Ad Booklet 

Now accepting ads for Emancipation Celebration souvenir booklet.

Deadline for your ad submittal is

April 29, 2023. You don’t have to wait until the last minute. Get your ad in today!

The Ad Booklet is a booklet that is available at The Emancipation Celebration for our guests.

The booklet covers Small Businesses, Historical Facts, Family and Community.

By purchasing an ad you are also supporting the efforts of The Emancipation Committee of Upson while getting your message in front of an eager and supporting audience.

​For more questions or more information: email us at

ecu@upsonemancipation.org

or call 770-648-4753.

ATTENTION: 
This is a family-oriented event with a strict ban on suggested
violence, profanity, racial epithets and misogyny.  
Help us continue the oldest Emancipation Celebration! 

 
​ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL
EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION OF UPSON


Location:
LINCOLN PARK
235 Martin Luther King Drive, Thomaston, GA 30286

Event Date:
May 27, 2023


Upson Emancipation

May 29th


Parade Date:
May 27, 2023

11:00am

This Year's Theme:

OUR STRENGTH LIES IN UNITY
BLACK UNITY
BLACK STRENGTH
OUR HISTORY MATTERS
FAMILIES MATTER

UNITED WE STAND

 

 

THE EMANCIPATION COMMITTEE OF UPSON COUNTY, INC.

EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION OF UPSON

MAY 29TH

 

On May 29th, 1865, the slaves of Upson County finally

received the news that they were free.

For over 150 years the traditions of a parade, program and happy party atmosphere

have continued to be an element of this community!


Thomaston, Georgia is famous for the Emancipation Celebration!


Join us for The Emancipation Celebration of Upson aka May 29th
No matter what part of the world you are from, you are welcome to celebrate with us!
A unity among our people that can lead to a powerful change!

We are only as strong as we are united,

as weak as we are divided.

 

Everything that is celebrating history, celebrating traditions and celebrating culture

falls under The Emancipation Committee of Upson and the May 29th Celebration.

Your donation is helping us continue this celebration for many years to come!


​We appreciate your support!
The Emancipation Committee of Upson County, Inc.

is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3). 

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
You can donate by selecting the following link:

Have questions call us: (770) 648-4753, no answer, please leave a message.


ecu@upsonemancipation.org


Upson Emancipation Copyright©
All rights reserved! 2023
Non Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization
Celebrating History. Celebrating Traditions. Celebrating Culture.

CELEBRATING HISTORY

CELEBRATING TRADITIONS

CELEBRATING CULTURE

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