After Hours in the park draws residents, Wildcats

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF

The Community Unity Festival After Hours was an opportunity for residents to kick back, listen to music, do a little dancing and share some laughs, all courtesy of the City of Daytona Beach. The free event was held Nov. 14 at Daisy Stocking Park on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.

Members of the Wildcats’ football team joined in the fun.(PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
Members of the Wildcats’ football team joined in the fun.
(PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Presented by Commissioner Paula Reed and the city, it featured performances by the band Definition 4 Music, comedian Goldee and line dancing led by Lisa Flowers-Thompson.

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The evening kicked off with a Wildcat Growl, a rally to cheer on the Bethune-Cookman University football team as they travel to Orlando this weekend to face the Florida A&M University Rattlers in the Florida Classic. Lynn Thompson, B-CU’s vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics, spoke at the event.

Left: Commissioner Patrick Henry is shown with Donna Banks-Gray, community resource director of New Smyrna Beach.Center: The Wildcat Growl included B-CU’s cheerleaders  and mascot,  Wil D. Cat.Right: Residents enjoy the free performances.
Left: Commissioner Patrick Henry is shown with Donna Banks-Gray, community resource director of New Smyrna Beach.
Center: The Wildcat Growl included B-CU’s cheerleaders and mascot, Wil D. Cat.
Right: Residents enjoy the free performances.
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