Happy Holidays

Hello friends and neighbors,
I just want to take a moment to wish you a happy and healthy holiday!

This year has been a very good one for Deerfield Beach and I have never been more excited about the future of our great City. I encourage you to make it your mission to get involved and engaged in all that we are doing to move the City forward in 2017. 

I want to remind you that you can now find me on Twitter @DFB_D4Ganz. You can tweet your questions or send me a direct message. If social media isn't your thing just email me at bganz@deerfield-beach.com.

Have a blessed holiday & prosperous New Year District 4!

Bill Ganz

What's Happening in Deerfield Beach?

New Playground at Deer Run Park 

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department would like to announce the opening of a new play structure and swing set at Deer Run Park, 301 SW 31st Avenue. The playground, which is geared for ages 2-12, consists of slides, climbing features, and a swing set with one toddler swing and two standard swings for all ages to enjoy! The playground sits under a natural shade canopy to provide shade all year round. Make sure to come out with the family and enjoy this new park!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Weekend
Featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Karen Mills-Francis 

Join in the festivities of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Weekend, Friday, January 13th through Monday, January 16th, at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2nd St.

Bring the family out to enjoy the carnival with new games and rides on Friday, January 13th from 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, January 14th & 15th from 12:00pm - 10:00pm, and Monday, January 16th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm. Make sure to stay for the live music featuring Randy Corinthian and the Jazz Quartet on Friday and Quinton McCleod on Saturday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm each evening. We will be introducing the first annual Best Church Choir Competition on Sunday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Don't forget to join in the fun of the parade on Monday, January 16th at 10:00am! This year's parade has five confirmed high school bands to include, Deerfield Beach High School, Fort Lauderdale High School and Coconut Creek High School to name a few.

The parade will be followed by the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony featuring, Judge Karen Mills-Francis as the grand marshal and keynote speaker. Born and raised in Miami, Judge Karen has graced the airwaves as one of TV's most recognizable court show judges since 2008! In 2001 Judge Karen was sworn in as the Miami Dade County Court Judge. While in this position, Judge Karen made it her mission to support "at risk" children and young adults who were getting lost in the legal system. As a television personality, Judge Karen has been seen on ABC, Good Morning America, The Dr. Drew show, Nancy Grace, Fox News and more.

Please note; the parade will follow the route listed below beginning at 10:00am and ending at approximately 12:00pm resulting in the closure of roads:
  • The parade starts in the Cove Shopping Center (1580 SE 3rd Ct.) and will travel west. It will turn south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave and west on SW 2nd street, ending at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (445 SW 2nd Street).
For additional information or if you would like to participate in the parade please visit www.dfb.city/mlk or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed
The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to assist Deerfield Beach visitors at the International Fishing Pier Welcome Center, 200 NE 21st Ave. Hours of operation will vary based on need. 

Interested volunteers must have a thorough knowledge of the businesses, events and activities in Deerfield Beach, and project an outgoing persona. All volunteers must be 18 years or older, will go through an interview process and must pass a level two background screening; bilingual preferred. To apply, please visit www.dfb.city/humanresources.

For additional information, please call (954) 480-4412.

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