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People Taking Action: Dancing Dave

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 23:32:31-05

Over the years, he’s been found at a local I-HOP and at Norfolk Scope during an Admirals game always eager to perform, dancing or singing.

Recently, 89-year-old David Kennedy has been spotted at Wesley United Methodist Church at their weekly community dinners.

Joe Floyd, who helps coordinate those dinners, says Kennedy is always eager to put on show.

“Dave is always trying to serve someone else. He never tries to pat himself on the back," says Floyd.

But NewsChannel 3 will do just that.

It was an email from Joe Floyd that caught our attention, and he read a portion of his email about Kennedy.

“I really feel he is deserving of this award because of his un-selfishness to share his talents with those who would want to see, especially those less fortunate then himself.”

Kennedy says he’s been a performer since he was around three, and at 89 he continues to do so whenever he gets a chance to bring smiles with his dancing and singing.

“Wherever I went, if it wasn't five people in the audience, if they smiled and gave me a little applause, that was worthwhile. If they enjoy it, that's all that matters to me, that's the main purpose in my life to bring entertainment and happiness to people.”

And we were happy to present Kennedy with a NewsChannel 3 People Taking Action award along with a $300 Visa gift card.

Kennedy was grateful and shocked.

“I can't believe it. I know I've tried my best to entertain the best I can wherever I can, but to get an honor for it, is really something else.”