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Iconic America, Iconic Florida

Iconic America, Iconic Florida

Iconic Florida

We’re excited to announce that we are a recipient of the Iconic America Micro-Grant for Public Libraries awarded by WETA and PBS Books Office for Library Engagement with funding provided by The Zohar and Lisa Ben-Dov Family through the Luminescence Foundation.

Let’s start with a quick public survey. This is your opportunity to vote for your choice of Iconic Florida symbols in four categories: creature, food, destination, and nature element. Survey results will be announced in our newsletter and at our Iconic Florida Key Lime Pie Community Bake Off on Saturday, September 23. Have fun! 

The American Bald Eagle 

Wednesday, September 6 @ 2PM 

This fascinating program begins with a special virtual visit with Dr. Daisy Fiore from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida to learn about our nation’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. In this live virtual program on the big screen, we will discuss how the Bald Eagle nearly went extinct in the mid-20th century, their incredible recovery, and how Audubon’s Eaglewatch continues to ensure their population remains stable. We will finish this first 30-minute segment by meeting one of the Center’s raptors-in-residence, Francis, a live Bald Eagle! 

After we say goodbye to Francis, we will screen Episode 6: The American Bald Eagle (55 mins.) from the recently aired PBS series Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein. Free.

Iconic Florida Key Lime Pie Community Bake Off 

Saturday, September 23 @ 1PM 

Key lime pie was designated the official state pie of Florida in 2006 though its existence harkens back to the 1890s. Do you have the best recipe ever for this iconic tart sweet dessert? We’re inviting all home bakers to enter our key lime pie community bake off. We’ve got celebrity judges, cool prizes, and fun for the whole family. Kona Ice, popcorn, and key lime cookies, too. The entry deadline for bakers is Monday, September 18th.  For the entry form and contest guidelines:

Meet the judges:

Lisabet “LB” Summa, Executive Culinary Director and Chef Partner, Big Time Restaurant Group (i.e, Big City Tavern, Rocco’s Tacos, Elizabetta’s, City Oyster, etc.)

Winnie Diggans Edwards, Executive Director, Delray Beach Historical Society

Jeneissy Azcuy, Sr. VP, Communication, Marketing & Education Outreach, South Florida PBS