On Saturday, June 25th, students and staff from Jubilee University participated in the Grand Bicentennial Parade on the closing day of Lexington’s 200th Anniversary celebrations, commemorating the city’s storied past from 1822 to 2022.
With support from the Lexington Arts Council, the institution was able to field its own float, beautifully decorated and highlighting the flags of the university, the City of Lexington, the State of Missouri, and the United States of America.
The float also featured musical performances by Academic Dean Dr. Aria Reppert, who sang versions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “You Raise Me Up,” as well as an instrumental performance by one of the University’s first students, Mr. Dosun Kim, who performed “Memories” on the guitar.
Jubilee expressed gratitude to Mr. Tom Beard and the Lexington Arts Council for helping to accommodate the school in the parade, and even providing a trailer and volunteer driver. The university is also thankful to Mrs. Abigail Temple who initially encouraged Jubilee to participate.
On the bicentennial’s opening day, themed “Faith Of Our Ancestors Day,” members of the university also participated in an ecumenical worship service hosted by Lexington’s ministerial alliance.