At a special presentation during the March 20th Homestead City Council Meeting, Vice-Mayor Jon Burgess on behalf of Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-McCormick Liaison to the Centennial Steering Committee recognized sponsors and volunteers for their invaluable contributions to the City of Homestead Centennial Celebration that took place on Saturday, February 2nd at Harris Field.
Centennial Steering Committee Chairwoman Yvonne Knowles and Vice Chair Timothy L. Craig presented plaques of appreciation to Corey Gold of Homestead Hospital, Margie Buster from Redland Tropical Gardens, Ray Schantz from Community Bank, Tony Sinatra of Sinatra Productions, Value Place Lodging and Florida Power and Light.
“The last seven months have been a joy and a challenge that would not have been possible without the sponsors and volunteers who put in their time and dedication to help make this historical event a success,” said Centennial Steering Committee Chairwoman Knowles. “We are here this evening to recognize those volunteers and to offer them our deepest thanks.”
Centennial Steering Committee Chairwoman Yvonne Knowles and Vice Chair Timothy L. Craig also presented certificates of appreciation to volunteers Benjamin Morgan, Bonnie King Moran, Tony Sinatra from Sinatra Productions, Joey Barber Director of the Homestead Arena, JoEllen Seif, Robbie Tate and the Homestead Police Explorers, Leslie Diaz and Homestead Job Corps., Larry Diehl, James Laurent, Dennis Maytan, Eric Weiss, Corky Dozier, Margi Buster, Loretta Marsicano, Amber Woods from the Rodeo Association, Krystyna Green , Kelly Higdon, Brendon Ader, Sherry Aderson, Charlie Hudson, Ciria Edward, Mayor’s Youth Council Liaison Patricia Fairclough-McCormick, and City of Homestead staff Begoñe Cazalis, Khaleah Evelyn, Leticia Anguiano, Maria C. Clavel, Lourdes Lanio, Marisol Ribot, Patty Sullivan, Sherry Ader.
People came from all over South Florida to celebrate the 100th birthday of the City of Homestead. The successful event attracted over 5,000 people; throughout the day, crowds could be seen all over Harris Field enjoying the free concert, children’s rides, vendors exhibits, food trucks, and the historical show “The Homestead Story.” The City of Homestead City Council and Centennial Steering Committee invited everyone to enjoy free birthday cake after a grand firework display lit up the Homestead sky when people finished singing Happy Birthday to Homestead.