Closing out summer with Community Unity Festival

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Aug. 17 event also will be fundraiser for Bryon Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Live music, food and fun for the entire family are in store for those attending the Aug. 17  Community Unity Festival scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park.

Shown above is an image from Youth on the Move held in May at Daisy Stocking Park. Similar activities such as face painting are planned at the Community Unity Festival.(FILE PHOTO)

Shown above is an image from Youth on the Move held in May at Daisy Stocking Park. Similar activities such as face painting are planned at the Community Unity Festival.
(FILE PHOTO)

Hosted by Daytona Beach Commissioner Paula Reed, the Community Unity Festival is designed to give residents a family-friendly venue and age-appropriate activities to celebrate summer’s end in the heart of Daytona Beach.

“As a new commissioner, I wanted to host a fun event where all residents would feel welcomed and embrace our great community. 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,” Reed said.

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

Activities for all ages
There are three distinct times when age-specific activities are planned:
The “Kid Zone” 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 and 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 & Street Life, 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.

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