Merline Barton is Miami’s Community Champion in the Southeastern 2010 Feeding Dreams Competition

January 6, 2010

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Miami-Dade resident Merline Barton wins prestigious award

BY MEGAN TERILLI

 

When Merline Barton walks down Grand Avenue in West Coconut Grove she recallMerline Bartons a once vibrant urban neighborhood in which people would spend evenings in their suits

and Sunday best, enjoying the local ambiance. She thinks of the time when the first African-Americans, Jamaicans, and people from all over the world made Coconut Grove the quirky, historic town it is today.

In 2010, residents of Miami and supporters throughout the country voted for Merline Barton, who was elected as one of the 10 Feeding Dreams champions competing for grant monies.

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