By: Sarah Kat
Video Contributor Bill Jolley
Saturday is typically a day that most families congregate and spend time together. This past Saturday was no different. Local Angels a local charity hosted a family fun day at the Doug Out Sports Bar and Grill. The charity was accepting donations, and provided entertainment for the children as well as haircuts for those in need.
Local Angels assists children with any obstacles in life that arises, by offering services to children with special needs, emotional needs, and terminal illness as well as at risk teens. They assist with keeping families together that are struggling to maintain custody.
The day offered a variety of activities to partake in. There was a bouncy house, Clyde the miniature horse, two owls on display, carnival games and hot dogs for the kids to nosh on. They were handing out clothing and accepting donations.
The Seabreacher Florida came and made an appearance as well. It was displayed out front of the restaurant and even Clyde had to get his photo taken. All for a great cause.
Clyde is a miniature horse and very loving therapy horse that specializes in working with special needs children. A healthy outlet for the kiddos to work through the trauma they’ve suffered. Elaine, his handler, takes him to various events around town and offers lessons as well.
Wild About Birds is a local non-profit organization that is involved with the preservation and education of Florida’s natural habitats to maintain them for wildlife. They had Frodo the Screech Owl as well as Miko the Barred Owl on display for this event. Their handler, Gina Holt, took the time to answer each and every single question asked and was delighted to do so. You could tell that these owls were loved and well taken care of.
If you are interested in donating children’s clothing or school supplies, please look up Local Angels or Elaine Holt on Facebook. They are always in need of donations. From clothing to school supplies to sporting goods, all donations are welcomed. For more information on Clyde, please visit Elaine Holt Horses on Facebook for details.
Local Angels can be found on Facebook for more information Visit their page https://www.facebook.com/Localangelsormondfl/ or call Elaine at 386 290-3040
Check out the video Shot by our Associate Bill Jolley Photography
By Jeff Stolowitz
Thursday's are usually reserved for quiet time before the weekend here at Behind Daytona. However while driving my late night UBER shift a request came through from "Mark" on Seabreeze it was 3AM. I knew who I was picking up, and chuckled. Mark Rosenthal, a friend now manages the strip of the Seabreeze Entertainment district.
Mark informed me that Thursday night this past week was going to be packed with great music, he didn't lie.
5 Time Shag, Pulp Free Fiction, Michael Makepeace, Dellacoma and Days to Come.
He was absolutely correct.
Lets start with 5 Time Shag a popular Local Band fronted by Scotty and backed up by incredible musicians Giullio, Eric and Patsy on the Kit, the smallest drum kit we have seen with the largest sound you ever heard.
Next up at what I call Ricks Incubator, "The Patio" was Pulp Free Fiction. A new young band about to break out and hit the muzic scene here in Daytona.
You could smell the Ganja coming out of the notes played by the guitar, just hot.
Ok so this was then followed by the Band "Days to Come" out of Albany Georgia. Hard driving rock led by vocalist Justin Goodson. The presence on stage is raw, biting and something we have not seen here in Daytona for some time. They have opened for some great bands including Saliva who are set to appear at Main Street Station Labor Day.
The headliner this night was "Delacoma"
This was just kick ass stuff as the band features the former guitarist from Shinedown, Justin Todd and on the Drums and Keyboards Jarrod Medwin a consumate proffesional.
The performance was just what you would hope for. Loud, Tight, Driving, Energetic and Deep.
The Rok Bar and the Entertainment that comes out of it has come of age.
I look forward to years of great music.
Thanks and hats off to Mark Rosenthal and Richard Kitt great supporters of local Live Music
5 Time Shag
Days to Come
Pulp Free Fiction