The City of Palatka recently held a CommUnity Day at Riverfront Park. The purpose of the day was twofold. The first purpose was to unite and take a stand against gun violence. The second was to show that residents can break down barriers from social and economic disparities and race, as well as unite with local leaders and law enforcement to make the 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 Will Jones. “Both messages are positive reminders that we all can play a role in making Palatka a united community.”

The event included featured talks by community and spiritual leaders as well as a DJ, a live band, food trucks and family-friendly activities. A large-screen TV was available for attendees to watch the University of Florida/Florida State University football game.