Piece de resistance was the one dollar raffle for a rare edition of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s newest book signed at the recent International Miami Bookfair. ( I waited 45 min. for it. A couple from Parrot Cove truly wanted that signed copy for their daughter a teacher. The lucky person seen here was ecstatic she also had purchased $20 worth of tickets. Who knew this would be so much in demand, and of course the holiday greeting cards of mermaids sold out within the first half hour.
A little known fact about the block party is that every month you see new faces, in the NAPC tents. Thats the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents Council. They encourage each neighborhood to promote themselves. So this very last one in the holiday spirit was hosted not by one but by two friendly neighborhoods, both were from the western arrondissement as I like to refer to them. rather than on the other side of the tracks. lol
SoRoyal Poinciana took the holiday spirit to do a bit of fundraising along with Tropical Ridge. You might have noticed the fabulous oversized train all decked out with lights. It was extremely popular with the kids. Yes, I did hear do not touch.
Part of what you might not have realized was the generosity of neighbors friends giving of re-gifted items in mint condition, share the wealth. Nothing in the tent was over $25.00 Original small art from award winning artist. Also the one of a kind original Holiday mermaid cards went for only $5 @ and sold to one person waiting at the tent and after nine p.m. you could get gourmet chocolates for $2 (fire sale) It all went to Royal Poinciana 100%