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February 26, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Panama City Center for the Arts
19 E 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-3199
Free Admission
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Willie Spears- a tribute to Hawk Massalina

Friday, February 26, 2021

Come join us Friday, February 26, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts as the City of Panama City's Quality of Life Department continues to celebrate Black History month with guest speaker Willie Spears. Spears, a local author, professional speaker, and seasonal syndicated radio personality and columnist is the great-great grandson of Narcisco Massalina. Massalina, legendary in Bay County, Florida folklore, was better known as “Hawk,” perhaps due to his ability to spot a fish from a mile away. He was one of the first black settlers in Panama City. Recognized as a skilled boat builder and revered hunting and fishing guide, he fought on both sides of the Civil War, Union and Confederate. He was a preacher, writer, inventor, husband and father. He was celebrated by many and loved by all. Admission is free. Due to social distancing requirements, please RSVP on the Quality of Life website at or by calling (850) 872-3199.