Woman's Club celebrates 125th birthday
The Coconut Grove Woman's Club celebrated 125 years on Friday, with a play called, "Footprints," which depicted our past history, followed by awards and a party. The beautiful cake above shows years past at the club.
Marlene Erven -the Club's Executive Board President presents playwright Sandra Riley an award as the cast joins in.
Mrs. Thelma Gibson, Grove pioneer with Marlene Erven.
Historian Arva Moore Parks with Grove artist Erika King, who created the beautiful commissioned piece depicting the club's history, including photos and newspapers clippings - the centerpiece of the evening.
Chris Dale, Yvonne Montalto, Sandra Riley and Emily Cecchi.
News clipping regarding the club, part of Erika's art piece.
Front row, from left: Sandra Riley - "Footprints" playwright; Clint Hooper who played Kirk Munroe; Melissa Hubicsak who played Mary Barr Munroe, Ricky J. Martines, the New Theater Artistic Director; Marlene Erven, Club Executive Board President; Travis Neff, technical Director.
Back row from left: Eileen Suarez, New Theater Managing Director; Steven A. Chambers, New Theater co-literary manager; Erik J. Rodriguez, New Theater co-literary manager.
Melissa Hubicsak, Clint Hooper, Irene Munroe, Sandra Riley, Bill Munroe, pioneer descendant.
Clint Hooper, shows Bill Munroe an old part of Grove history - a Cocoanut Grove Library card from 1908 signed by Kirk Munroe, Bill's ancestor, who was president of the library at the time.
Marsha Joeben wtih Seth Sklarey; the old 1908 library card.
Photos by Rafael Gutierrez
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