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Panama City to celebrate National Oyster Day

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — If you’ve never tried an oyster, well August 5th is the day to do it, August 5th is National Oyster Day. Panama City officials and Hunt’s Oyster Bar will be celebrating in a big way!

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Minority PC Lets Freedom Ring All Week Long with Juneteenth Celebrations

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)— What was once a single day of celebrations, has turned into a week of festivities. Minority PC is letting freedom ring in celebration of Juneteenth with a series of events for the whole family. Juneteenth, which officially became a federal holiday last year, is celebrated on June 19. It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

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Local Businesses Come Together for Former WestRock Paper Mill Employees

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Just days after the WestRock Paper Mill closed down and put hundreds of people out of a job, a pair of local businesses are giving back. History Class Brewing Company and House of Henry Irish Pub have partnered up to give a brew and in some cases even a meal to those who have served their community for decades. This is something both businesses said, serves as a small sign of appreciation for the workers.

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People Celebrated Pride Month at the Bay Pride Fest in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – June is Pride Month and the LGBTQ Center of Bay County hosted its Third Annual Bay Pride Fest at McKenzie Park in Panama City. The festival ran from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. It included live music, food, and multiple vendors. The LGBTQ Center of Bay County is a nonprofit organization that offers support services, housing assistance, and more. Some residents who came to the event said they are proud of who they are.

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Bay Pride Event to Take Place in Panama City

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB)– June is Pride Month and it is a time to celebrate and accept members of the LGBTQ+ communities locally. The LGBTQ Center of Bay County is hosting a Bay Pride event at McKenzie Park, June 11 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event’s main goal is to promote love and acceptance of diverse communities in our area. The event began in 2019, and attracted over 2,000 people making it the largest pride event within a 100-mile radius. The event is back in full-force this year after having some setbacks due to the pandemic.

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Gulf Coast State College Brings Back Summer Swim Lessons

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Gulf Coast State College has opened its pool for those looking to learn how to swim. “We’re doing swim lessons. It’s been two years, it’s nice to be back,” Carl Kleinschmidt, coordinator of aquatics, said. Learning how to swim is important especially since we are in a beach town

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Step Right Up! History Class Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Carnival Party

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A local business celebrated its birthday in a big way. History Class Brewing Company hosted its second-annual carnival-themed birthday party Sunday afternoon. “Every year, our birthday party is kind of like a carnival, so we like to have lots of games,” event organizer Fontella Thompson said. “Right now we have baseball. We have the famous dunk tank, where professional boxers and coaches from Downtown Boxing Club are getting dunked.”

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Juneteenth Festivities Start Friday in Bay County. Find Out When and Where to Celebrate.

PANAMA CITY — What started as a single-day celebration has grown to a month filled with activities and events special to the Juneteenth holiday in Panama City.  Minority PC’s third annual Juneteenth Celebration includes parties, movies, ceremonies and a festival for a weeks-long schedule of events. Organizers arranged a longer celebration to allow the community several opportunities to take part in Juneteenth festivities. This year’s theme is “The Ties that Bind,” a focus on the values that unite the community.

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