ORLANDO, Fla. — A new park honoring those who lived lives of service in Orlando’s Parramore and Holden Heights communities is coming to Parramore.
Luminary Green is a new 2.3-acre park that will soon open in the Creative Village section of the Parramore Heritage Neighborhood.
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To honor their legacy ground-mounted light fixtures featuring the Luminaries’ names will be permanently displayed at the park.
In January, the city of Orlando opened up nominations to select the inaugural class of 12 Luminaries.
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The city received 39 nominations to be considered Luminaries. A Luminary Selection Panel met and voted unanimously to advance the highest-scoring nominees for the inaugural class of Luminaries.
Over time, additional Luminaries will be added for a total of up to 26 Luminaries honored in the park.
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Here is a list of those being honored:
Vencina “Ms. Vinnie” Cannady
Mercerdese Richardson Clark
Commissioner Napoleon Ford
Wilbur Sylvester Gary
Dr. Ozell “Billy” Green
Eddie T. Jackson
Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum
Reverend Nathaniel Green Staggers
Ira “Sonny” Vance
C.T. (Clifton Tobias) Williams
Georgia Nell Woodley
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According to a news release, The Luminary light features are “being designed, constructed and installed as part of the construction of the park which is being funded using tax increment revenue from the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).”
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