Fellsmere turns 100

BY MARYANN WOLONOWSKI

Fellsmere Florida hit a mile stone today as they celebrate their 100th anniversary. Festivities will be held throughout the day for this western-like birthday bash on the corner of CR512 and South Orange St.

Starting in the early morning from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., the Fellsmere Lions Club is holding a pancake breakfast at the Community Center located on 56 N. Broadway St.

The Fellsmere Day Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. with special guests, Cliff Fell and Alison Mildon, relatives of Fellsmere founders. Guests will also enjoy the bundle of food vendors who will be joining the event along with the wonderful craft tables that will be set up for kids and adults of all ages.

“The parade is good and the food is delicious. I’m just waiting on the first band to begin”, says Fellsmere resident, Daniel DeCosa.

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Atlantic Bluegrass will preform. During their performance, there will be a historical tour of the town and a flag raising ceremony.

Owner of Marsh Landing and Grand Marshall, Fran Adams, will hold a Presentation at 2:45 p.m.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m., a dedication of Old School will be held. Built in 1916, just five years after Fellsmere was founded, the building served as the towns first elementary school. Old school was recently renovated and is now the home of Fellsmere’s City Hall.

Between 4:00 and 5:15 p.m., guests will enjoy the entertainment from two dance groups and the excitement of the Little Mr./Miss Fellsmere Pageant. Special guests will include 2010 Pageant winner, Dahlitze Lynne Reyna.

Located in the auditorium of Old School, an Historical Lecture on Fellsmere will be held, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

During the lecture, Mexican Band, Herencia Nortena will preform from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., kids will have the chance to take part in a pinata contest, while adults tune into music from Nouveaux Honkies.

To end the night, a laser light show will be on display at 9:30 p.m.

This historical day of fun in the sun will be sponsored by the “Fellsmere Beautification Committee”. For more information on the event, please call Maria Sanchez at 772-571-1361.

2 Responses to “Fellsmere turns 100”

  1. Anonymous
    April 3, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Fellsmere Day was great from the pancakes to the laser light show. History, culture, food, and music, all the bases were covered and the weather was perfect. What a joy to live in small town America.

  2. Anonymous
    April 3, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Nice job Maryann!

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