Friends at the Deerfield Beach Pioneer Days Celebration

 

The Friends of Deerfield Island Park (FoDIP) participated, for the first time, in the Deerfield Beach Pioneer Days celebration. With slightly cloudy skies and a gentle breeze to cool residents and visitors alike, it was a pleasure to walk along Ocean Way and see visitors and residents alike, enjoying the food, the music, the kiosks, and the expansive ocean views.

 Appearing for the first time at Pioneer Days was an adventure for all of our group who participated.  We were amazed at the lack of knowledge in the community about Deerfield Island Park, this wonderful asset.  Visitors to our kiosk expressed their open appreciation at being informed of the island’s location, purpose and history.  Our volunteers used this opportunity to reintroduce “oldtimers”, new residents and visitors to the area, to the wonders of this “Urban Wilderness”.

Helene showing Biofax boxes to young visitors.

Peggy discussing the park with visitors.

The Friends Booth at Pioneer  Days Festival