Community News

Independence Day ceremony to be held at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park
On Friday, July 4, the City of Palm Coast will have a public Independence Day Ceremony titled “By Dawn’s Early Light.” The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (half mile west of the Flagler County Library).

Guest speakers will be Ted St. Pierre, past president of the Sons of the American Revolution, Flagler Chapter, and Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts. Elected officials from Palm Coast and Flagler County will take part in a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The Palm Coast Community Band will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner’’ and “America the Beautiful.’’ Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenny Goncalves will sing “God Bless America.’’

The presentation of colors will be done by the Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at nearby Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast.

The city will have fireworks on Thursday, July 3, at 9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. A pre-fireworks family event will begin at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Cindi Lane at 386-986-3708.

Free HIV testing on June 27 at health department
National HIV Testing Day will be recognized June 27. Free rapid HIV testing will be available with results in 15 minutes June 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive.

No appointment is needed. It’s open to all ages 13 years and older.

Contact Betty Hollis at 386-274-0662 for more information or visit

Palm Coast AACS meets June 28
An African American Cultural Society general membership meeting to close the 2014 fiscal year will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the AACS Center, 4422 North US Highway 1.

Light breakfast refreshments will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

For details, contact Jean Tanner at 386-445-8403.



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