|Posted by Anne Siren on January 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM|
By Judy Vik
Pompano Beach – Mark the calendar and save the date Saturday, Feb. 4. That’s when an inaugural celebration, “Unity in the Community Pompano Beach,” takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pompano Community Park, 2001 NE 10 St., next to the amphitheater.
“The goal is to foster unity among various multi-cultural and religious groups in Pompano Beach,” said Rev. William Clark, president of the volunteer board planning the event.
“Our plan is to provide a sense of camaraderie among all ethnic communities, races, religions and the five distinct districts of Pompano Beach.”
Admission is free, and the event will feature free food and drinks.
DJ Jim Balistreri is managing stage entertainment. Performers include: Blanche Ely High School Jazz Band, Elvis Presley impersonator David Morin and dancers from the Polynesian Cultural Association.
Also taking part are professional skateboarders from Rocketown, clowns, a facepainter and representatives from Swim with Mr. Blue, a swimming school. The Broward Sheriff’s Office will have a display, and there will be bounce houses for the youngsters.
Businesses, cultural groups, religious organizations, civic and homeowners’ associations are invited to take part. Participants must bring their own 10 x 10-foot tent, six-foot table and two chairs.
No selling of articles or food will be allowed but materials can be displayed to promote businesses. No alcohol, tobacco or adult entertainment will be allowed.
Also planned are a raffle and a 50-50 drawing.
Presenting sponsor of the event is 1-800-411-PAIN. Other sponsors are Rodriguez Charities, Bobby Rubino’s, Chick-fil-A, Minuteman Press, BB&T, Pompano Has Heart, Cresthaven Civic Association and David Morin.
Rev. Clark is a former pastor of the Unity Church in Pompano Beach. Serving with him on the Unity in the Community Board are Ronald Boehl, Diana Thomas, Robert Holmes, Paul Laya, and Carol Waldrop.
UIC is on Facebook. For more information on the event, call 954-899-5557 or 954-941-6364.
Those who want a free space should contact Mark Beaudreau at 954-786-4111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.