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Ohio 529 Plan Closed For Juneteenth National Independence Day

The office of Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Our Customer Service Department will also be closed for the holiday. Our Customer Service representatives are available to assist you on regular business days from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET before or after the holiday. 

While our office may be closed, you can always open an account online during the holiday. If you are already an Ohio 529 account owner, you can log in to complete transactions online as usual. 

As an account owner, you can also use the READYSAVE 529 app to access your account information, track account growth, and make both one-time and recurring contributions from the bank account on file from your cell phone. You can download the READYSAVE 529 app now from the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app requires iOS 14 or higher for Apple devices and Android 7.0 or later for Android devices. Once you install the app, select Ohio’s 529 Plan from the list and log in with the same username and password you use to access your account online.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will also be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Any transaction requested on a holiday, weekend, or after the NYSE closes will be processed on the next business day.

There are many Juneteenth celebrations being held around Ohio. Here is a list of some of the events. The 25th annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival will be held June 18-19 in Columbus as well as the Juneteenth Community Festival 2022. Ohio History Connection will also be hosting a Juneteenth Jubilee Day Festival. There will be multiple events running from June 12-20 for the 35th annual Juneteenth Festival in Cincinnati. The Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest will run from noon- 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18. There is also a Juneteenth Celebration 2022 being held in Chillicothe June 18. In Urbana, a Juneteenth Festival will be held June 18. 

Also in central Ohio, the Columbus Urban League, Maroon Arts Group, Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce, King Arts Complex, and Black, Out and Proud, are coming together to host  Juneteenth on the AVE. Held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, there will be artists, entertainment, vendors and the Taste of Juneteenth on Mt. Vernon Avenue, between 17th and St. Clair Avenue. Ohio History Connection will join the event with a Jubilee Day Festival teaser, the Ohio Village/Poindexter Storytelling Collective, a Kojo Kamau Pop Up, and James Preston Poindexter Foundation and Ohio History Connection creative activities. Admission is free. 

In addition to Juneteenth on the AVE, Ohio History Connection will host Juneteenth – Jubilee Day Festival at Ohio Village from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19. This commemoration includes artists from the National Association of Black Storytellers, Ohio Black Dance, and the Watoto Storytellers. The performances will share the historical narrative of Juneteenth through storytelling, dance, and theatrical reenactments. Advance tickets are recommended. Walk-up admission is available anytime during open hours at the Ohio History Center front desk.

Ohio History Connection also supports the Wilberforce to Yellow Springs: Juneteenth Walk 2022 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, June 19. This 10-mile walk will be on one of the Underground Railroad routes that slaves followed toward their freedom. Starting at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, the walk will end with a celebration at John Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs. The event, founded by Daughters of the Underground and the Yellow Springs Juneteenth Committee, will include a stop at the Conway Colony marker. 

 

Posted on June 13, 2022

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