The City of Key West welcomed Ms. Shamele Jenkins of the Miami Foster and Adoptive Parent Association and her group to Key West last week.
They were greeted at the port by the City's Special Projects Coordinator Dorian Patton brought them to City Hall, where they were welcomed by Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioner Clayton Lopez, City Manager Albert Childress, and Administrative Assistant Portia Navarro.
They were treated to a discussion of the Bahama Village Community Quilt by local artist Sally Binard and Michael Ross of the Studios of Key West. The quilt was made possible by The Studios of Key West and artist William Rhodes, Keys Arts Counsel, CFFK, and the Bahama Village Music program.
Poet Arita Wright treated them to reading, and Commissioner Lopez talked about Key West history. They then visited the Key West African Cemetery and met Monroe County Historian Corey Malcom for a discussion of the history of the cemetery.