Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson gave away backpacks and school supplies at her 7th annual Back to School Fun Day and Health & Info Fair held Aug.10, 2013 at the newly refurbished Olinda Park, 2101 N.W. 51 St., Miami. With the help of donations from various sponsors, Commissioner Edmonson gave away 2,000 backpacks to children on a first-come, first-served basis. Children also received free immunizations from Florida Health Dept. Parents and adults had the opportunity to get free health check-ups for glucose, high blood pressure, HIV and others provided by a variety of health concerns. Many Miami-Dade County departments offered information on services and government resources. The children also had a "fun day" which included face painting, raffles, dance contests, bounce houses, free food and drinks.
Students filled Commissioner Jordanâ€™s district office to take part in the commissionerâ€™s 2013 Book bag giveaway. Commissioner Jordan distributed 700 backpacks to kids most in need from various non-profit and local organizations in District 1 on Wednesday, July, 31. Children from the organizations Teen Upward Bound, The Embrace Girls Foundation, and Grandparents raising Grand kids, were present in the commissionerâ€™s district office to receive their free book bag.
On Sunday, August 4, 2013, Commissioner Jean Monestime distributed hundreds of free book bags to students in District 2 during his 2013 Back-To-School Book Bag Giveaway at Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159th Street. Children also received free school supplies and books during the event. At the book bag giveaway and family fun day, residents enjoyed music and a bounce house. The event was held in collaboration with Reading Explorers and Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Inc.
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson presented a key to the County to Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, at the 17th annual International African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit and Trade Show held on July 26, 2013 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Hotel in Miami. Commissioner Edmonson presented the key to Prime Minister Christie as Distinguished Visitor to Miami-Dade County. Commissioner Edmonson presents a Key to the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hon. Perry Christie From left to right: Terry Butler, former director of the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB); Commissioner Edmonson; Prime Minister Christie; Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Andrew Ingraham, president and c.e.o. of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD). Photo By: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County MIAMI, FL - Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson presented a key to the County to Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, at the 17th annual International African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit and Trade Show held on July 26, 2013 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Hotel in Miami. Commissioner Edmonson presented the key to Prime Minister Christie as Distinguished Visitor to Miami-Dade County.