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July 16, 2018
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Gallipolis Emancipation Day Celebration
(WOUB) - Preparations are underway in Gallipolis for a gala of historic proportions.

This weekend, thousands will gather for the 145th Emancipation Day Celebration.

The one in Gallipolis is said to be the longest continuous event of its kind in the United States.

It commemorates Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all black slaves in America.

Bob Hood is the Executive Director of the Gallia County Visitors Bureau.

He says there will be art on display, crafts, old fashioned soup, beans, cornbread, and pies.

Visitors to Gallipolis are expected to come from as far away as California, Texas, and New York.
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