The Milwaukee community gathered at the annual Juneteenth Freedom Ball at the Harley-Davidson Museum to celebrate and honor three outstanding individuals for their contributions to the community.

Mike Falbo was the recipient of the ‘Joseph M. Winston Community Commitment Award’ for his dedication to improving the lives of those around him. Janette Mitchell-Herrera was recognized as the 2024 Freedom Ball Volunteer of the Year, highlighting her selfless efforts to make a difference. Steve Mahan was honored as the 2024 Freedom Ball Father of the Year, showcasing his commitment to his family and community.

The event was hosted by Stephanie Brown and aimed to raise funds for the upcoming Juneteenth pageant, showcasing the importance of celebrating community leaders and supporting local initiatives.

The Juneteenth Freedom Ball not only recognizes the achievements of these outstanding individuals but also serves as a platform to bring the community together in solidarity and celebration. It is events like these that highlight the importance of unity and support within a community, fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness.

As we continue to honor and celebrate the contributions of our community leaders, it is essential to remember the significance of coming together to support one another and work towards a brighter future for all. The Juneteenth Freedom Ball serves as a reminder of the power of community and the impact that individuals can have when they come together for a common cause.

In the spirit of Juneteenth, let us continue to uplift and celebrate the achievements of those around us, recognizing the valuable contributions that each individual makes to our community. Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.