Miami Beach Association

Locals Rally Together to Support Miami Beach Park

Monday Oct 02nd, 2023


In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the Miami Beach End of Summer BBQ unfolded Sunday, bringing together residents, local businesses, and tireless volunteers to celebrate the last gasp of summer. Despite the challenges posed by a dip in attendance compared to previous years, the event proved to be a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Georgina community.

The park, transformed into a buzzing hub of activity, saw musicians filling the air with soulful melodies, helpers working tirelessly to ensure the event's smooth operation, and businesses generously contributing their support. From the crackling of peameal on the grill to the hum of conversation around the silent auction, the day was a collage of sights and sounds, a true celebration of community spirit.

The list of local businesses that stepped forward with contributions is impressive. Winch and Brouwer Real Estate, Fahey Crate Law Professionals Corporation, Team Metherall, Zehrs, Freshco, The Corner House Bistro, Halo Car Wash, Prestige Jewellers, Elpida, Keswick Flowers, Town of Georgina, The Cooney Family, The Millers, Connors Music, and Sandy Wilson all lent a helping hand, either in cash or prizes.

Kudos also go to Kirsten Diane H for her artistic touch in designing the event's tickets and flyers. The seamless flow of music and the vibrant atmosphere wouldn't have been possible without the impeccable sound engineering by Rick West and his dedicated crew, and the provision of stage risers by Bob Martin added an extra layer of professionalism to the performances.

However, the highlight of the day goes to a public announcement made by Gary Barfoot, who expressed gratitude to the community for their support and dedication. 

"We are thrilled to give back to the community that has supported us throughout this incredible journey of organizing the End of Summer BBQ," Barfoot said. "This donation is a small token of our appreciation for the tireless efforts of everyone involved and our commitment to the well-being of Georgina."

The exact details of the donation and the recipient initiative are expected to be announced later this week, adding an exciting layer to an already memorable community event. Despite the lower attendance, the spirit of unity and generosity prevailed, leaving an indelible mark on the Miami Beach Park and the hearts of Georgina residents.



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