Family Spring Expo in New Smyrna Beach celebrates children

Photos by Henry Frederick and videos by Sera Frederick / The spotlight was on children at Saturday's "Family Spring Expo" at New Smyrna Beach's Riverside Park.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Children of all ages, from newborn to those on the cusp of 18, were welcomed and honored at the inaugural KC Society's "Family Spring Expo" at Riverside Park.

The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event drew about 350 people for a fun-filled day of recreation, food and plain old-fashioned family fun. The expo was sponsored by K.C. Society, a non-profit youth organization that provides educational programs for local youths;; the Edgewater branch of TD Bank and the city of New Smyrna Beach. Funding was partially underwritten by the Community Redevelopment Agency.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.