Kim Baynes, of Houston, at front, leads children in a dance around the audience gathered for the Juneteenth celebration at Booker T. Washington Park on Saturday, June 18. The performers, front to back, are Kianna Williams, 8, of Dallas, Khamia Alexander, 9, of Tomball, Micah Kirven, 9, of Mexia, Victoria Baynes Lopez, 14, of Houston, at rear left, and Tamya Cooper, 10, of Garland. They each shake rain sticks, percussion instruments the children made earlier that day by sealing a handful of dried beans in an empty bottle. The instruments were patterned after those created by the slaves of Brazil long ago, Baynes said. The three-day celebration, sponsored by the Nineteenth of June Organization, was held at Booker T. Washington Park at Comanche Crossing, and drew attendees from various cities across Texas.