2020 Lighthouse Point Keeper Days Honorees Have Been Picked
by Marie Puleo, Lighthouse Point Reporter
Lighthouse Point continues its tradition of honoring citizens who have made significant contributions to the community through their service by holding the 20th annual Lighthouse Point Keeper Days celebration the weekend of Feb. 7-9, 2020. The theme of the event will be “Beacons of Light Keeping Our Future Bright.”
The 2020 honorees are Storm Suydam, director of the Trinity Learning Center at Trinity United Methodist Church; Craig Haley, owner and operator of Elite Force Martial Arts; and Suzanne Citere, owner and director of RealDance Studio. All three are pictured below (left to right).
These individuals were selected by the Cultural Arts Committee for the work they do with the city’s youth in helping them develop character and moral values, said Becky Lysengen, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, which oversees the Keeper Days event.
The Keeper Days activities will kick off on Friday, Feb. 7, with a recognition dinner at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, starting at 6:30 pm, where the honorees will be given their plaques.
On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 8, a Keeper Days race will be held, as in the past two years, but the distance and itinerary are yet to be determined, due to construction work planned for the Ibis Bridge on Lighthouse Drive.
At 10am on Saturday, following the race, the Keeper Days parade will take place through the city’s streets, with the three honorees serving as grand marshals. After the parade, there will be activities at Frank McDonough Park throughout the day. In the evening, the celebration continues at Dan Witt Park with a free concert and fireworks.
Keeper Days will wrap up on Sunday, Feb. 9, with Family Sports Day at Frank McDonough Park.
Tickets for the Keeper Days dinner are expected to be available for purchase starting in November through the City’s website.
The honorees of the 2020 Lighthouse Point Keeper Days carry out their work with the city’s youth at the following locations:
Trinity Learning Center – 3901 NE 22nd Ave, Lighthouse Point; 954-941-8033
Elite Force Martial Arts – 4754 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point; 954-785-1348
RealDance Studio – 1827 NE 25th Street, Lighthouse Point; 954-942-6122