This year’s annual City of Homestead Fourth of July celebration at the Homestead-Miami Speedway was the biggest and best one yet. Councilwoman Judy Waldman, Chairwoman of the Parks and Recreation Department, who spearheaded the organization of the event, honored the dedicated planning team of City staff, and the sponsors, who made the Race to the 4th event a success.
“This event is always a fantastic part of our community because it gives every citizen a venue to be able to commemorate the birthday of our country and celebrate our freedoms. Each of these committed employees gave countless hours of their time and effort to make this a truly memorable day! We also thank our sponsors because their generosity helped us create this incredible event for our community.” said Councilwoman Waldman during the Race to the 4th Special Presentation at the August Homestead City Council meeting.
The Race to the 4th sponsors honored at the special presentation were South Dade Toyota, DiMare of Homestead, Inc., Charter Schools USA, Homestead Hospital and the Homestead Tourism Advisory Committee. The Race to the 4th planning team members included Assistant City Manager David Hebert, Director of Parks and Recreation Dennis Maytan,
Parks & Recreation Resource & Events Coordinator Eric Weiss, Parks & Recreation Operations Manager Pedro Reynaldos, Administrative Assistant of Parks & Recreation Jennifer Bravo, Homestead Police Captain Kevin Kent, Public Information Officer Begoñe Cazalis, Assistant to the Council Heather Palmateer, Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rosa Brito, and Intern (to Councilwoman Waldman) Amber Woods. Homestead-Miami Speedway team members were unable to attend and will be recognized at a later date.
The City of Homestead’s annual Fourth of July celebration, “Race to the 4th,” was hosted for its fourth year at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Thursday, July 4th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event featured family entertainment, live music, children’s rides, food and drinks, games and a major Independence Day fireworks display.