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NORTH MIAMI TO HONOR TRAIL BLAZERS AT HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

North Miami, FL – 5/15/2013

Four inductees that have impacted the community

North Miami Mayor Andre D. Pierre, Esq. and the City Council will honor four individuals recently nominated to the City’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony tomorrow, Thursday, May 16, 2013.  Marleine Bastien, Farah Juste, Clark Reynolds, and Arthur “Duke” Sorey, Jr. and were each nominated for their work and contributions to the North Miami community. The ceremony will take place at North Miami City Hall, located at 776 NE 125 Street, in the Council Chambers (on the second floor.)  The event will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Community advocate Marleine Bastien will be honored for her advocacy work in immigration issues, human rights and social services through the organization that she founded, Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) / Haitian Women of Miami.  Clark Reynolds was nominated for his dedication to the evolving development of North Miami’s downtown corridor, as well as his work as an advocate in South Florida’s gay and lesbian community. North Miami’s first black elected official, Arthur “Duke” Sorey, Jr., was nominated for his volunteerism and dedication to youth programs, such as Little League, and service on municipal advisory boards. Singer/songwriter, Farah Juste, “La Reine Soleil”, was nominated for her positive work with the youth in North Miami through her songs and her early childcare center, Farah’s Angels, which she has operated since 1987.

The induction ceremony is open to the public and a reception will follow.  For details, please contact the North Miami Office of the Mayor and Council at 305-895-9815 or 305-895-9818.

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