Palmetto Bay held the 2012 celebration picnic on March 3rd, 2012. This event has been in existence since our first year of incorporation, Palmetto Bay holds this signature event as our way of saying “thank you” to all of the residents. This year’s picnic offers something for everyone - entertainment provided by local schools, children’s activities, rides, demonstrations by local agencies, and, of course, food - including everyone’s favorite roasted corn on-the-cob.
Please read two prior postings to provide some reflection on the history of this event:
Linda Robinson, Palmetto Bay's initial Vice Mayor, reflects on celebration history
Linda, as an important part of the first Village Council (Linda was first elected in 2002 and served through 2008) wants this tradition to continue. Linda gives credit to our special events committee. Her comments note that the special events committee and staff, all working as part of the team under the initial village council created events and interests including rides, city information, educational topics, wholesome family events, dunk tank for charity, & local school participation!
Many people still volunteer including Pat and Jim Gladieux who still take charge of the ever-popular corn on the cob. The staff from all Palmetto Bay departments as well as our police work well to continue to make this event a success.
As Linda points out, we have seen helicopters land in the field and firefighters come in their trucks, and schools were invited to participate. The Voice of the Heat served in past years as emcee. Past years have seen well over 5,000 people for a picnic. Linda thanked prior sponsors which included Starbucks, Home Depot, Dade Paper, Banks and Publix, we have had breaks on the food and donations! Many of these sponsors continue to contribute to this present day! Thank you all.
Another prior post is Palmetto Bay Picnic today, Saturday, 3/5/2011