Barberville Pioneer Settlement Is Finalist For Great Places In Florida

By on October 15, 2018 in WNDB News

Barberville, FL – The Barberville Pioneer Settlement is one of four finalists in the running to be this year’s Great Place in Florida.  Over 20 nominations were received and reviewed before the selection was made.  The selection committee is comprised of professionals in the fields of urban planning, transportation, historical preservation and advocacy

BPS Director Debra West said the other finalists, the Plaza of the Constitution in St. Augustine, Lake Mary Central Park and Downtown Winter Garden are tough competition.  West said there are a number of reasons that the Barberville Pioneer Settlement is a great place. “We’re a great place because we do a lot of historic preservation. We do a lot of events that bring people out where they can see our 18 historic buildings and our over 10,000 artifacts.”

West said that the Settlement is a generational experience because “a lot of the kids that are coming here now, their parents were here as children and they let us know all the time that it’s just a great place to be and share with their children.”

Voting ends this Friday, October 19th. You can find a link on the Barberville Pioneer Settlement website or Facebook page.  You can also go straight to the American Planning Association’s website, http://www.floridaplanning.org/2018-great-places-in-florida-finalists/ to make your choice.

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