District 4 News Update
Commissioner Bill Ganz

Commissioner Bill Ganz

District 4 News - January 22, 2015

Hello neighbors,
 
We have another great weekend of events to tell you about.  The 35th Annual Festival of the Arts is here! January 24-25th more than 100 artists will display their talents along Ocean Way in a juried show. The Festival will again take place south of the International Fishing Pier providing a scenic background for the event which includes continuous live music, a variety of foods, adult refreshments, a student art exhibit and a kids' zone.
 
Exhibitors come from across the country, as far away as Arizona and Maine, but many are South Floridians and other familiar faces who return year after year to this show. The artist's work in a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, clay, pastels, gems and metals, glass, fabrics and fiber, wood and leather.
 
The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is produced by the Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee and the City of Deerfield Beach and supported by the business community.  For more information, contact the city's Community Events Division, 954.480.4429 or visit www.deerfield-beach.com/foa.
 
Pastor Willie James Ford Sr. Linear Park Dedication
There is another very special event that I want to share with you. This one means a lot to me personally because it involves a devoted resident of Deerfield Beach, Pastor Willie James Ford, Sr.  This weekend, in addition to celebrating his 45 year anniversary as the Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, the City is proud and excited to announce the dedication of the Pastor Willie James Ford, Sr. Linear Park. The ceremony will take place on the SW corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and SW 10th Street on Saturday, January 24th at 10:00am.
 
The linear park runs along SW 10th Street between South Dixie Highway and SW 6th Avenue. Pastor Willie James Ford was instrumental in making sure that funds that had been earmarked for the development of this park remained in the City.  He shared his vision for the land with the City Commission and management. Because of his efforts, S.W. 10th Street Linear Park is in existence and the City is pleased to dedicate the park in his name. Pastor Ford is a wonderful example of what is possible when regular citizens decide to share their voice. For more information regarding the ceremony, please call Westside Park at 954.480.4481.
 
I hope to see you out!
 
Have a great weekend,

Bill Ganz 

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