FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Palmetto Bay, FL March 7, 2019
– On Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11:30 am, Palmetto Bay Mayor Karyn Cunningham and Council will cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and Historic Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay. Later that evening, the venue will host an "International Women's Day" Celebration honoring 5 area women of distinction.
The Perrine Community House was a public works project designed to stimulate economic development under FDR's New Deal. It served as a meeting place for the Perrine Women's Club and for a brief period, served as city hall for this area in 1948. In later years, it served as a County facility, and was leased and cared for by Chamber South until last year.
In cooperation with Miami-Dade County's District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava, Palmetto Bay was able to lease the facility. The Village then restored and refurbished the historic structure to serve as a meeting place for civic groups, presentations and events. Mayor Cunningham is pleased with the restoration and the facility's potential:
And so starts another chapter in the Perrine Community House’s history. Like Roosevelt's new deal concept of stimulating economic development, this next chapter in her history will stimulate our community through senior and cultural arts programs, gatherings and other events as well as bringing the people closer to their local, state and national elected officials who will host office hours in the near future. New stories to tell, new opportunities to share, new history to make as we move forward to make Palmetto Bay an even better place to live, work, learn, and play" - Mayor Karyn Cunningham.
Just hours after the ribbon-cutting at 7 pm, the EDGE'S Queen Bees, a group that empowers women and at-risk youth, will hold it's International Women's Day celebration at the venue. Five local women will be honored for their achievements. The Village is proud to present the ceremony, which embodies the community spirit of the newly refurbished Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay.