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South Florida Fairgrounds: A great place for graduation

I was skeptical when I learned my daughter's high school graduation was going to be at the South Florida Fairgrounds. I pictured the South Florida Fair and its rides, crowds and live animals.

But I saw how wrong I was after attending her graduation yesterday at the fairgrounds' Expo Center. The center was clean, well air conditioned, had a good sound system and a good parking plan. It easily sat the few thousand people in attendance and there was no panic over who was going to get the best seats.

The Palm Beach County School District moved graduations to the fairgrounds this year from the Palm Beach County Convention Center to save $100,000. I have to congratulate the district for doing something right.

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
Joy Oglesby has a preschooler...
Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.

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