Daytona Beach Commissioner Paula Reed to welcome citizens to 'Community Unity Festival'

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DAYTONA BEACH -- City Commissioner Paula Reed wants you to join her on Aug. 17, for Daytona Beach's "Community Unity Festival." 

Live music, food and fun for the entire family is in store from 10 am. to 10 p.m. on that Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. 550 3rd Ave. The festival gives residents a family-friendly venue and age-appropriate activities to celebrate summer's end in the heart of Daytona Beach.

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"As a new commissioner, I wanted to host a fun event where all residents would feel welcomed and embrace our great community," Reed told Headline Surfer. "I also wanted to raise money for the Rose Marie Bryon Center. They do so much for the children in our community and I want them to know how much I appreciate their service."

"As a new commissioner, I wanted to host a fun event where all residents would feel welcomed and embrace our great community," Reed told Headline Surfer. "I also wanted to raise money for the Rose Marie Bryon Center. They do so much for the children in our community and I want them to know how much I appreciate their service."

Proceeds raised at the Community Unity Festival will benefit the Rose Marie Bryon Center, which has been at its South Street location since 1964.

There are three distinct times when age-specific activities are planned:

* The "Kidzone," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature arts and crafts, choo-choo train rides, inflatables and pony rides for children under 12 years of age and their parents.

* From 2 to 6 p.m., teenagers will be able to congregate to listen to live music, participate in a dance-off competition, enjoy a comedy show and a gospel showcase.

* Adults, 21 years of age and older, are welcome from 6 to 10 p.m. for live music by local favorites LA Robinson & Streetlife, dancing and the spoken word by Milton McCullough.

Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day courtesy of local Daytona Beach businesses. The Community Unity Festival is sponsored by PepsiCo, Bethune-Cookman University, AFSCME, Vitas, Brown & Brown Insurance and the City of Daytona Beach. 

Editor's Note: Headline Surfer is covering the event as part of its mission to emphasize first-term Mayor Derrick Henry's campaign mantra of "One City-One Vision." The 24/7 internet newspaper endorsed Henry in the 2012 general elections.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.