RPB Commemorating 60 Years With Celebration And Magazine

The Village of Royal Palm Beach will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year, and the Town-Crier is publishing a special souvenir magazine in June to commemorate the milestone.

The magazine is just one part of the anniversary celebration, which also includes a special event on Sunday, June 30 saluting six honorees and an observance at the village’s annual Fourth of July Celebration.

“We have teamed up with the Town-Crier newspaper to produce this special souvenir magazine,” Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto explained in a letter to local businesses. “This publication will be filled with interesting and enjoyable stories about our founding fathers; the way our village grew; our schools; our recreation department; our facilities, parks and playgrounds; and, of course, our 60th anniversary celebration.”

The Town-Crier has been publishing historical publications for milestone village anniversaries going back 30 years.

“This has become a tradition, as we have been doing an issue every 10 years to commemorate another decade anniversary,” Town-Crier Publisher Barry Manning said. “This edition will feature six honorees who have served the village over many years, along with historical information and information about Royal Palm Beach today.”

Parks & Recreation Director Lou Recchio is excited about the upcoming anniversary.

“Royal Palm Beach will hold a special celebration on the actual anniversary date of Sunday, June 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center,” Recchio said. “Each of the council members and the village manager named someone who has made a significant contribution to the village during its 60-year history to make it a better family community.”

The selected honorees are Jess Santamaria, Jackie Larson, Dan Splain, Phyllis Katz, Rob Hill and Diane DiSanto. Each will be featured in the souvenir magazine and recognized at the celebration.

“They will each be recognized on the stage at the cultural center and given an opportunity to speak,” said Recchio, who added that the ceremony will include light fare, hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

The anniversary will also be observed at the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park.

“In addition to our regular festivities, we hope to have the honorees on stage to be recognized at about 8:30 p.m. before the fireworks begin,” Recchio said.

Recchio remarked that the celebration will also include the unveiling of the new banner with the new village slogan imprinted on it.

“We will also be changing our flag village wide to include the new slogan,” he added.

The collector’s edition souvenir magazine will be mailed to every Town-Crier subscriber and distributed through specially designated locations in Royal Palm Beach and neighboring communities. It will also be available at the anniversary festivities.

For details about advertising in the souvenir magazine, or to reserve your space, call (561) 793-7606.