Community News


Deltona to celebrate 50th anniversary
The City of Deltona Parks & Recreation has scheduled Deltona’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert with AP60 (American Pop 60), who will perform all the top hits from the 1960s. The event is from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave.

The city’s premier event is a Celebration & Sock Hop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 17 at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. There will be music inside and out celebrating the 1950s and 1960s, when Deltona was founded. City staff is planning to serve free hot dogs, chips, cupcakes, ice cream and soda. There also will be a history display and other memorabilia inside the commission chambers.
In 1962, the Mackle Brothers built Deltona as a private retirement community. Beautiful lakefront property at affordable prices lured people from all over the world.

Now Deltona is the largest city in Volusia County with more than 85,000 residents of all ages. It has been incorporated as a city for only 17 years.

For more information, call Deltona City Hall at 386-878-8100.


Council on Aging plans events for local seniors
The Council on Aging (COA) is looking for community partners to assist in making the holiday season brighter for its senior clients. Three events are planned for the holiday season:
Holiday Food Drive – through Nov. 12. Help supply a holiday meal for COA senior clients by filling a tote bag with suggested food items from a COA provided list.

Angel Tree Initiative – through Dec. 7. Grant the Christmas wishes of a COA senior client. Paper angel ornaments provide “wish list” items.

Santa for seniors – Dec. 6. Provide gifts of cash, gift cards, or new unwrapped gifts for COA senior clients.

Drop off locations at the following Lohman Funeral Homes on Thursday, Dec. 6. Santa’s volunteers will be at each drop off location from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Lohman Funeral Home DeLand, 935 East New York Ave., DeLand; Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 West Granada Blvd., Ormond; Cardwell Funeral Home, 3571 South Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange; and Lohman Funeral Home, 1681 Providence Blvd., Deltona

More information: Call Linda at COA, 386.253.4700 ext. 250, or email


Women take court at Ocean Center
The Ocean Center will host the Women’s Basketball Invitational Nov. 9-11 featuring teams from the University of Texas, University of Central Florida, Hofstra University, Stetson University and St. John’s University.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ocean Center’s box office. Three-day passes are available for $26 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and military. One-day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, seniors and military. Children under 5 will be admitted free.



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