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Date:
February 26, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Panama City Center for the Arts
Address:
19 E 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Contact:
(850) 872-3199
Cost:
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 https://bit.ly/2Zm59HM or by calling (850) 872-3199.