New Honorees to be Inducted to the Naples Cultural Walkway on May 8
April 30, 2014
NAPLES, Fla. (April 30, 2014) – On Tuesday, May 8, a ceremony will be held to announce the latest honorees to The Naples Cultural Walkway. The event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on the walkway beside Vergina Restaurant at 700 Fifth Avenue South. The public is invited to attend.
In 2008, leaders of the Fifth Avenue community started a new tradition as a means of recognizing individuals who had made a significant contribution toward the revitalization of Fifth Avenue South and toward the promotion of cultural arts. The Downtown Naples Association, The Sugden Theatre, home of the Naples Players; and The von Liebig Art Center, home of the Naples Art Association, created The Naples Cultural Walkway Recognition Program. Many Naples residents and thousands of tourists have traveled the paved path from The Sugden Theatre south, across Fifth Avenue South, past Vergina, to The von Liebig, where names of present and past community leaders are permanently engraved on stone pavers.
“The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to continue The Naples Cultural Walkway Recognition Program,” noted Skip Quillen, President of the BID. “We feel that it is of utmost importance to recognize and remember those that paved the way for the Naples that we know and love today.”
These new inductees will be in good company joining other Naples arts and entertainment leaders including Alan and Betsy Harris; Ann and Denny Hoover; Ann Walter; Bette Young; Bill Barnett; Bill Flynn; Charles Thomas; Denman Kountz; Dick and Louis Blackburn; Elaine Vreengood; Francis Pew Hayes; Henry and Mary Watkins, Jr.; Herb and Peg Sugden; Jack Antaranian; Jean Peaslee; Jim and Debbie Black; Jim Smith; Lety and Stephen Schwartz; Marie Mueller; Missy McKim; Olga Hirshhorn; Pat Ashton; Patty and Jay Baker; Peter Van ArsDale; Richard Woodruff; Sal Tenaglio; Skip Quillen; Susan Earl; Ted and Sue Tobye; Theresa Bill; and William and Suzanne Von Liebig.
For more information about the ceremony or The Naples Cultural Walkway, please contact Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District at 239.692.8436.
Public Relations Director
IMA CREATIVE, INC.