Warner Christian Preschool Hosts Love and Unity Parade

Students to parade through campus to spread a spirit of love and unity in the community.

South Daytona, October 18, 2018 – The Warner Christian Preschool will hold its second annual “Love and Unity in Our

Community” parade on Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 9:30 am. All community members are invited to encourage

this effort by coming to either walk in or watch the parade.

The Love and Unity parade is the brainchild of Linda Hampton, Director of Warner Christian Preschool. “I was in a parent

conference and was sharing that when children visit the office because they have not made the right choices, we ask them

‘How can we turn this around?’ The phrase ‘turn it around’ came alive for me. I just knew that with all of the conflict and

the racism and the anger there seems to be in our country right now, we had to do something to turn around the negative

atmosphere.” Hampton started thinking about how to do something positive with the kids in the preschool that also

included the community. “I realized that love and unity are the most powerful weapons we have been given to combat the

hate and division in our community, city, and across our nation.” She came up with the idea to have a walk that would be

focused on positive attitudes and actions.

The Warner Christian Preschool will be joined by the Warner Christian Academy students and staff in support of this

event. The parade will be led by the members of the Warner Velvet Blues Drum Line. Warner Preschool students,

wearing special t-shirts and carrying signs encouraging compassion, patience, kindness, and forgiveness, will be followed

by the entire Warner Christian Academy student body from grades Kindergarten through grade 12. South Daytona Interim

Police Chief, Gerald Monahan, South Daytona Police Captain Mark Cheatham, and South Daytona Fire Chief, David

Giles, and members of their teams will be joining this community walk, both as a show of support and to provide traffic

and safety services.

The parade will circle the Warner Christian Academy and Preschool campus at 1730 South Ridgewood Avenue, South

Daytona. The route will start at the Warner football field and will continue North along Segrave, will continue East on

Bellwood Avenue, turn South along Ridgewood using the White Chapel Church of God front parking lot, and then turn

West to the roadway that runs down the middle of the Warner campus.

As the participants walk, they will also be covering our community, its leaders, and its first responders in prayer. Linda

Hampton is hoping that this parade expands in the numbers of groups and individuals who participate.

For more information on the Love and Unity Parade, please contact Linda Hampton at lhampton@wcaeagles.org or 386-

767-5451 ext. 229. For more information on Warner Christian Preschool, visit www.warnerpreschool.org or Warner Christian Academy at www.wcaeagles.org.