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Wayfinding sign update
At the May 8 commission meeting, there will be an update on the wayfinding signs the city will be installing sometime in the near future. The purpose of the wayfinding signs is to direct visitors to certain destinations, including business districts, parks, and government buildings. Places like The Pride Center and Art Gallery 21 will also be on the signs. Each sign will be under 15 feet high and will include the city’s logo and tagline – “Life’s Just Better Here.” About $86,000 has been budgeted by the city for the project.
Wilton Manors Elementary book drive
Wilton Manors Elementary School is holding a book drive fundraiser through a GoFundMe page – gofundme.com/wilton-manors-elementary-book-drive. The money raised will be used to purchase 10 books for each student to take home when the school year ends. The school is also collecting gently-used books. At Wilton Manors Elementary, 78 percent receive free and reduced lunch, so many of the families may not be able to afford access to literature over the summer.
Annual Island City Canoe Race
Wilton Manors’ 27th Annual Canoe Race and 71st Anniversary Birthday Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Annual Race is an approximate 7-mile relay race around the city consisting of 20-24 teams with 10 participants, each who will be canoeing separate sections of the race [two at a time] with exchange points throughout the city. It starts at the Colohatchee Boat Ramp and ends at Richardson Park. Call 954-390-2130 for more information.