Hello again, everyone. It's been some busy weeks here in Sebastian, and I'm not sure it's going to let up anytime soon.
It was a lot of fun a few weeks ago at the Pelican Island Wildlife Festival in Riverview Park. There's a lot of history to be proud of, and I'm glad this is a community that shares that pride.
A special congratulations goes out to Mike Beck, who completed his bicycling journey from Washington D.C. back to the refuge on March 15. After almost 1,400 miles of nonstop pedaling, let's all hope he was able to raise awareness of this area and how precious it is to us.
If you want to take it one step further, the Parks and Recreation of the city of Sebastian is looking to start an "Adopt a Park" program. So, if you live near a neighborhood that you and your family like to use, and would like to help with it, contact the parks and recreation committee by attending their meetings on the fourth Monday of every month.
All that's expected of you is to keep an eye on your park, and let the committee know if and when there are any safety concerns or problems that come up. You can even suggest anything you think might help the park.
I'm really happy that not only do we live in an area that takes such pride in their parks, the residents are encouraged to take an active role as well.
For those that love to read, there is a special book signing taking place at Brain Freeze Frozen Yogurt from 2 to 4 p.m. March 30.
Author Jon Bergstrom, a Sebastian resident who wrote the children's book Denali's Dream, will be at the business, located on Seventh Avenue in Vero Beach to meet people and sign copies.
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor of Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.