On Saturday, November 25th, the City of Palatka hosted its inaugural CommUnity Day in the City’s Riverfront Park, to foster unity among residents and advocate for the reduction of gun violence within the city. The event, hosted by City Commissioner Will Jones, featured talks by community and spiritual leaders, a live band, DJ, and activities for children.
The purpose of the day was two-fold: To unite and take a stand against gun violence and show the community that we can break down barriers from social and economic disparities and race, as well as stand united with local leaders and law enforcement to work together to make our city safer and a better place.
“The message of the CommUnity Day is, ‘If you see something, say something’ encouraging people to report crimes as they occur in our neighborhoods and we are better together.” said Commissioner Jones, “Both messages are positive reminders that we all can play a role in making Palatka a united community. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event. “