Merline Barton is Miami’s Community Champion in the Southeastern 2010 Feeding Dreams Competition
January 6, 2010
Miami-Dade resident Merline Barton wins prestigious award
When Merline Barton walks down Grand Avenue in West Coconut Grove she recalls 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.