Event Schedule Announced for City of Vero Beach 90th Anniversary Celebration

VERO BEACH – The City of Vero Beach welcomes the community to come and celebrate with them as they present their 90th Anniversary Party on Friday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.Mayor Sabe Abell,  and Vice Mayor Tom White, along with Bill Fish, Debra Fromang and  Kevin Sawnick of the Vero Beach City Council, have collectively appointed City Clerk Tammy Vock to chair the upcoming event.The event plans include a variety of live entertainment, food vendors, historic booths and antique auto displays as well as the introduction of city officials, pioneer families and other special guests. On The Heritage Center stage at 5:30 p.m., Mayor Sabin Abell and City Council members will make welcome remarks and introduce representatives of Pioneer families. The official Anniversary cake will be cut at the main stage before the entertainment begins. Vero Beach resident, Alexi Prieto, will sing “Colors of the Wind” and “Magic” following the cake cutting at 6:15 p.m.The big band sounds of the David Letts Band takes center stage at 6:30 p.m. followed by Guild on the Go, the traveling troupe of the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. The Vero Beach Recreation Department’s Gymnastic Team will perform on the front lawn of the Heritage Center from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Old Barber Bridge will perform on 14th Avenue in front of the Courthouse Executive Center from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Stringsations Quartet will play from 5:30-8:30 p.m. inside the Center.  Children will enjoy Rene the Face Painter inside the Pocahontas Park playground while parents take to some free dancing inside the Vero Beach Community Center next door.  The Train Depot, home to the Indian River County Historical Society will be open all evening showing exhibits of Model railroad and trains Indian hut, Railroad memorabilia, historic books, maps and photographs as well as storytellers and Richard Votapka as Nelson Fell doing a historic presentation and playing the banjo. While walking up and down 14th Avenue, you will discover over 20 authentic automobiles from every decade courtesy of the members of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The entertainment concludes with Jerry Chambers and the Party Dolls playing golden oldies, from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. Throughout the grounds of the Heritage Center as well as inside, visit a myriad of informational booths, food, beer and wine and the sale of commemorative T-shirts and Anniversary posters.  Special thanks to the sponsors of the evening including Press Journal, Riverside Bank, Perfection Paint & Body Work, Hale Groves, Mulligan’s, 93.7 The Breeze, Christian FM, TV 10, the Indian River Genealogical Society, The Vero Beach Yacht Club, Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home/Crematory/Seawinds Funeral Home/Crematory, Indian River County Historical Society, Everything Outdoors and the Vero Beach Power Squadron. Information:  Call Tammy Vock at (772) 978-4900.

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