The Mitchelville Preservation Project celebrated Juneteenth on Hilton Head Island Saturday. Attendance to the annual event saw record numbers with 1,800 people, said Courtney Young, spokesperson for the Mitchelville Preservation Project. The day celebrates the abolition of slavery. The event focuses on educating the public on African-American history and culture. Ranky Tanky, a Charleston band that received national attention, performed during the celebration. Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers also performed at the event.