Freedom Fete: Although Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, word of their freedom didn’t reach slaves in Texas until June 19, 1865. African Americans now commemorate that event as “Juneteenth.” . . . In the Antelope Valley, the Juneteenth Council holds its fourth annual festival at Lancaster City Park today. “We wanted to throw a celebration so we can be an example not only to our children but the entire community,” said event coordinator Andrea Caire.
First Customer: She’s moving to Las Vegas today, but Kelly Rae Moore of Glendale got her hour of fame Tuesday when she waited on President Clinton for lunch at the Rocky Cola Cafe in Glendale. . . . The country’s CEO had a buffalo burger and fries, served up by a nonchalant Moore, 26. “Authority doesn’t get to me,” she says. But a big tip does: Clinton left 30%.
On the Lamb: Practice makes perfect, which is why Sarah Pashalides, 14, above, and other Canoga Park High students had their lambs all in a row Friday. The students, members of Future Farmers of America, were practicing showmanship for the San Fernando Valley Fair next month. . . . With some fine-tuning, Sarah could nab a prize, said teacher Dave McConnell.
The Smell of Money: Cow dung can enrich the soil--as well as the winner of the Kowchip Bingo contest at the Valley Fair, put on by the Kiwanis Clubs of Northridge and Van Nuys. For $5 you can “buy” a square foot of land at the fairground, and the person whose square gets the first offering from one of three roaming cows wins $1,000. . . . Last year, the event raised about $5,000 for charity, said Kiwanis member Ralph Rudley.