NSP2 + CRA

Fait accompli!  The final last 5 deserving homeowners received the keys to their new homes, in front of  a crowd of well wishers.  This now brought to a successful close the 23,000.000 plus,   NSP2 Grant awarded to the City of Lake Worth CRA and their partners.  The five homeowners were greeted by  City of Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triollo, by Tropical Ridge NA Pres. Bob Elliott along with commissioners Andy Amaroso, Scott Maxwell, John Szerdi.   A list of state officials also attended.  For those who have never been to this ritual presentation, it culminates with the handing over of the keys to the home.  They all receive a bible, they do a hands on prayer blessing the house, ribbon cutting and the key to their kingdom.

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a gift from Palm Beach Co. Quilters Guild for each home owner.

a gift from Palm Beach Co. Quilters Guild for each home owner.

NA Presidents always welcomed the new homeowners.

NA Presidents always welcomed the new homeowners.

Bernard Godek presided over all the dedications.

Bernard Godek presided over all the dedications.

DSCN0275 DSCN0268Here are photos of the 8 most recent recipients.  The 5 home owners all shared the limelight at this event Saturday.  Because of the looming deadline the families at the previous dedication also shared the presentation.  Bringing a close to this Grant period initiated  on Jan. 14,  2010 – Feb. 16, 2013.  Mayor Trillo was dabbing her eyes as  Jeffrey and Janet Pivaral gave their thank you speech.  It wasn’t all that easy as all the potential homeowner had to come into the program debt free.  Many were told to return, some didn’t make it.  All had to be hands on and put in sweat equity hours along with the many volunteers and helpful friends.  Those that persevered are now part of our community.  DSCN4642DSCN4199DSCN4217

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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