Old Settlers Park celebration

About 100 friends and neighbors of Old Settlers Park, a 3.2 acre gem in Tavernier (MM 91.7, oceanside), turned out on Saturday, October 18, 2014 to dedicate the park’s Albury Pavilion, named after the family that settled the land many years before it was purchased by Monroe County in 1994. Park founders Alice Allen, Sylvia Murphy, Shirley Faye Albury and other members of the Albury family were on hand to reminisce and hand out prizes to the young winners of a butterfly art contest. They also gave certificates of appreciation to several Monroe County employees who have helped Tavernier maintain the park as a passive natural area with many native plants and a butterfly garden–recently replanted by two other original park champions, Susan Sprunt and her mother, Donna.