Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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KEY WEST

Holiday Parade winners

Four entries in the city's Holiday Parade, held Saturday night, were recognized by a panel of judges as the best of the night.

Best commercial float was awarded to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. Best nonprofit float was The Basilica School; best youth group was the Boys & Girls Club; and an honorable mention went to Bling Bling DJ Services.

The parade had more than 60 entries. City officials on Tuesday thanked Joe Mather, Nancy D'Amato, Lenny Whitley and Rusty Ennis for their help in organizing the event.

KEY WEST

Cleanup volunteers needed

Reef Relief is seeking volunteers to help with a shoreline cleanup Saturday at the lagoon next to Winn-Dixie on North Roosevelt Boulevard.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. that day in the T.G.I. Friday's parking lot in the Overseas Market shopping center, 2710 N. Roosevelt Blvd. The cleanup will finish about 1 p.m.

RSVP at reefrelief@gmail.com.

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting the coral reef ecosystems.

For more information, go to www.reefrelief.org.

STOCK ISLAND

Christmas on the Farm

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm, 5501 College Road, will host Christmas on the Farm from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event is free, but donations to help with upkeep are always accepted. Santa Claus will be there along with the animals, including sloths, lemurs, a miniature horse, Nikki -- who donned a red and white Santa hat and coat for Saturday's Holiday Parade in downtown Key West -- horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a kinkajou, an emu, a family of Patagonian cavies, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more.

For more information, contact Farmer Jeanne Selander at 305-293-7331.