Deltona, FL (PRWEB) January 25, 2006
America needs to take a look at Deltona, Florida. It is a uniquely integrated community birthed out of the heartland of segregation. There are no racially divided neighborhoods in Deltona making it the city of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream. Despite a few isolated incidents, red, yellow, black and white Deltona residents live side by side in harmony.
Ironically, Deltona captured the national spotlight due to a few anomalies; the mysterious disappearance of a grandmother and her grandson, a mass murder, two sink holes and being hit by three hurricanes in one season.
Deltona’s annual MLK Luncheon always hosts an extremely diverse capacity crowd. Deltona’s annual Springfest theme is “We’re All Neighbors in Deltona.” This is not just a nice slogan. These folks truly mean it.
With more than 80,000 residents, Deltona is the largest and fastest growing city in Volusia County. And yet, amazingly it retains the warmth of a small town; a kind of Mayberry on steroids.
Deltona is 40 years old. It incorporated 10 years ago. It has become a Mecca for people of all races across the country placing Deltona on the top 100 places in America to live. Racial harmony and a large city with a small town feel, this is the real news story which makes Deltona worthy of national attention.
Deltona’s uniqueness captured the attention of Dr Vilbert White, Associate Professor & Director of Public History, University of Central Florida. Dr. White has begun the Deltona History Timeline Project. The project consists of three phases, interviewing residents, publishing a book and production of a documentary.
Lloyd Marcus, President
Deltona Arts & Historical Center
682 Deltona Blvd
Deltona, Fl 32725