City of Vero Beach to Celebrate Its Centennial Birthday Beginning this FallWhat should Vero Beach residents and visitors of all ages expect over the course of a year of Vero Beach’s celebrations? Visit this Centennial website and revisit it on a regular basis to review new plans as they take shape. Keep a calendar of events that capture your interest. Other activities to look forward to include: Jackie Robinson Birthday Baseball Game at Dodger Stadium, Themed Bonfires on the Beach, Tree Plantings and Dedications, Chili Challenge, Setting of Time Capsule at Waldo’s, Poster and Essay Contests, Fireworks on the Beach, Christmas Boat Parade, Vero Ice Age Lectures, Historical Society videos, Celebrations at the Museum, Historic down town and Vero Oceanside events, Historical Trolley Tours, and even a new monthly ”Vero Brew” from Walking Tree Brewery starting in October, 2018!The Centennial is sponsored in part by Florida Power & Lights, Zambelli and Southern Spirits. Sponsorship packages are available. Call Centennial Co-chair Tammy Bursick at 772-978-4700 for more details or visit the Sponsor Page for the Sponsor Form.
Many representatives of The Centennial Committee visited Historic Dodgertown in early February 2018. Spring Training for the Brooklyn Dodgers began in 1948 in Holman Stadium here in Vero Beach on an abandon naval base. Dodgers used Dodgertown & Holman Stadium as their spring home for more than 60 years.
Shown from left to right -from bottom to top are:Row 1– Angie Schepers, Image 380, Marilyn Dussalt, Tree & Beautification Member, Co-Chair Tony Young, Councilman, Co-Chair Tammy Bursick, City Clerk, Jim O’Connor, City ManagerRow 2 -Lisa Doidge, Webmaster, Amanda Saunders, Walking Tree Brewery, Alex Soares, Heritage Center, Anna Brady, City Historian, Lance Lunceford, Student, Pam Cooper, Historian, Julia Busch and Tommy Podrick, BudweiserRow 3 -Brian Cunningham, Vero Beach Marine, Shawn O’Keefe, Vero Beach High School Principle, Bart Gaetjens, Florida Power and Light, Page Howell, Vero Beach High School Band Director, Debbie Avery, Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce, Katherine Paliwoda, Main Street Director, Elaine Jones, Main Street Board Member, Georgia Irish, Marine Bank and Oceanside Business Organiztion,Row 4– Barbara Hoffman, Cultural Council, Michael Kint, United Way, Joan Edwards, Historian, Carolyn Bayless, Historical Society, Ruth Stanbridge, Historical Society, Patrick Jordan, Press Journal, Bob Stanley and Jerusha Stewart, Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival, Laura Lewis, St. Helen SchoolRow 5 -Randy Old, Vero Ice Age, Lil Miller-Fox, Vero Beach.com, Publicist Bev Paris, Paris Productions, Social Media coordinator Allison McNeal, Indian River Chamber of Commerce, Ray Adams, Charter High School, Sophia Wood, Vero Beach Museum, Eric Menger, Airport Director, Debbie Garber, Genealogical Society, Stu Keiller, Youth Sailing