Go To Search
PrintEmailFacebookTwitter

City of Homestead News

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Councilman Maldonado Honors Farmworker Pioneers

Councilman Elvis Maldonado recognized honorees at the Annual Farmworker Week Celebration, hosted by the Farmworker Career Development Program of Miami-Dade County. This year’s celebration took place November 20, 2014 at the South Dade Skills Center and highlighted the faces of agriculture.

IMG_8725.JPG

The few hundred guests in attendance, among them Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, enjoyed the luncheon sponsored by Mexican-American Council, Inc. and South Dade Educational Center. The celebration was hosted by Chef Pepin, TV personality, and Maria Garza, Director of the Farmworker Career Development Project. When it came time for special awards presentations to farmworker pioneers from the South Dade community, Councilman Maldonado lead the way.

“Here in Homestead we’re so lucky to have a strong and dedicated community of agricultural leaders,” said Councilman Maldonado. “They have been a huge part of our success and keep contributing to the future of our region.”

First honored was Mrs. Peggy Jim Osceola from the Miccosukee Nation. She and her family were recognized as one of the former farmworker families that worked in South Dade from the 1940s to the late 1960s. Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Irene Middlebrooks were also recognized for their success and their leadership as the only African-American farmers involved in South Dade agriculture.

Additionally honored was Mrs. Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director Community Action and Human Services Department of Miami Dade County—recognized for decades of unwavering support of the migrant farmworker community in Miami Dade County. Mr. Robert Gornto, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Adult, Career, and Community Schools, was similarly recognized for his unwavering support of the adult migrant farmworker community in Miami Dade County.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Posted on: November 21, 2017

NASCAR Championship Weekend Traffic Update

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Inside Homestead November 2017

Posted on: November 14, 2017

2017 City of Homestead Election Results

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Early Voting for 2017 General Election

Posted on: November 1, 2017

2017 Primary Election Results

Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Online & Telephone Bill Pay Maintenance

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Early Voting for 2017 Primary Election

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Reopen

Posted on: September 14, 2017

Homestead Trolley Service Resumes

Posted on: September 13, 2017

HPS Energy Continues Power Restoration

Posted on: September 13, 2017

HPS Sanitation Resumes Regular Pickups

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Curfew for Miami-Dade County Extended

Posted on: September 11, 2017

Miami-Dade County Issues Curfew

Posted on: September 10, 2017

Additional Evacuation Shelters Open

Posted on: September 8, 2017

City of Homestead Under Hurricane Watch

Posted on: September 7, 2017

HPS Sanitation Schedule for Hurricane Irma

Posted on: September 5, 2017

Inside Homestead August 2017

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Inside Homestead July 2017

Posted on: July 12, 2017

2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Inside Homestead May 2017

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Inside Homestead March 2017

Posted on: March 7, 2017

Inside Homestead January 2017

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Inside Homestead November 2016

Posted on: November 18, 2016

November 2016 Community Center Newsletter

Posted on: November 15, 2016

HPS Energy Hosts Centennial Celebration

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Inside Homestead October 2016

Posted on: October 19, 2016

City Hall Goes Pink!

Posted on: September 27, 2016

2016 Homestead Staff Tribute: One Call Away

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Inside Homestead August 2016

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Inside Homestead Special Report

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Inside Homestead July 2016

Posted on: July 14, 2016

2016 National Day of Prayer

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Inside Homestead April 2016

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Inside Homestead News Show: January 2016

Posted on: January 22, 2016

January 2016 Community Center Newsletter

Posted on: December 30, 2015

2015 General Election Results

Posted on: November 3, 2015

2015 Primary Election Results

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Inside Homestead News Show First Episode

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Spooky Saturday, October 25, 2014!

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget

Posted on: September 8, 2014

Focus Back on Biscayne-Everglades Greenway

Posted on: February 11, 2014

Everglades Poetry Exhibit at Losner Park

Posted on: January 27, 2014