Deltona moves up Independence Day celebration to July 1

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. -- The City of Deltona has decided to move its annual July 4th Celebration to July 1. The City’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be from 6 to 10 p.m., July 1, at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex.

The free event includes food, games for the entire family, bounce houses and music. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. and is scheduled to last for about 30 minutes. R&B funk band, Then2Now, begins performing at 6 p.m. Then2Now was founded by Larry Hicks Sr. of Deltona. Members include Hicks who does vocals, Latin percussion and plays the alto saxophone; Dino Balfour (keyboards, bass), Ronald Sutton (drummer), Buddy Says (saxophone, percussion), and Reginald Calhoun (guitar, bass). Then2Now performs throughout Central Florida but are regulars at Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Ponce Inlet.

The free event includes food, games for the entire family, bounce houses and music. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. and is scheduled to last for about 30 minutes. R&B funk band, Then2Now, begins performing at 6 p.m. Then2Now was founded by Larry Hicks Sr. of Deltona. Members include Hicks who does vocals, Latin percussion and plays the alto saxophone; Dino Balfour (keyboards, bass), Ronald Sutton (drummer), Buddy Says (saxophone, percussion), and Reginald Calhoun (guitar, bass). Then2Now performs throughout Central Florida but are regulars at Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Ponce Inlet.

At the conclusion of the fireworks, traffic leaving the park will only be permitted a right turn on Saxon Boulevard, heading east towards Providence Boulevard. For those who wish to avoid the traffic, the City is providing a complementary shuttle bus service to and from Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd., to the Sports Complex.

Buses will be available from 5 to 11 p.m. Handicapped accessible transportation from City Hall will be available as well. The final bus leaving City Hall prior to the fireworks will be at approximately 8:45 p.m.

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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 HeadlineSurfer.com. 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.