Mark your calendar on Saturday, April 27, when Everglades City will receive official recognition of being named a Trail Town by the Office of Greenways & Trails. Eric Draper, Director of the Florida Parks Service, will make the presentation to Mayor Howie Grimm on the steps of Everglades City Hall at 11 AM. Trail Towns promote healthy lifestyles by providing goods and services to trail users and Everglades City is the first one south of Lake Okeechobee.
That day is also the 21st Birthday of the Museum of the Everglades and there will be antique cars, Laundry Cart Races, a Walking Tour of historic buildings, Dixie Land Band music, arts & crafts, and lunch before the Birthday Cake is served. And, it is the 91st Anniversary of the Opening of the Tamiami Trail which made southwest Florida accessible.
Everyone in Collier County and further afield should come out to celebrate on April 27 in Barron Collier’s first county seat so save the date!
For information, see www.evergladeshistorical.org or call 239-252-5026.