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Newport News celebrates Southeast Community Day this weekend

Southeast Community Day Parade (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the City of Newport News)
Southeast Community Day Parade (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the City of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — Join the parade and celebration of the southeast community this weekend in downtown.

The two-day event features local school marching bands, including Hampton University’s marching band, Marching Force, gospel music performances, and other festivities.

Newport News City Council members Marcellus L. Harris III, North district, and David H. Jenkins, Central district, will serve as the parade’s honorary marshals and national recording artist G.I. will perform during a free concert at the New Beech Grove Baptist Church.

The 28th Annual Southeast Community Day Parade is Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 2016 Jefferson Ave., and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Zion Baptist Church, 633 20th St.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit the parade website or call event organizer, Andrew Shannon 757-877-0792.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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