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For Immediate Release:
April 03, 2014
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Merci L. Rodriguez


Commissioner Souto to help dedicate Dr. Roberto Parajón Way at Tropical Park

(MIAMI, FL) – Miami-Dade County will honor the life of an important figure in Florida agriculture next week by naming a street after him.

County Commissioner Javier Souto will join other County officials in dedicating the road running from the entrance of Tropical Park to the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center as “Dr. Roberto Parajón Way.”  The ceremony, which also will be attended by members of Dr. Parajón’s family, will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. inside the park next to the athletic field. The park is located at 7900 SW 40th St.

The late Dr. Parajón received a number of awards during his distinguished career at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, including the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service and the State Department of Agriculture Honor Award. The longtime Miami-Dade resident and Havana native passed away in 2010 at the age of 96.

“Dr. Parajón dedicated much of his life to promoting Florida’s and Miami-Dade’s agricultural industry, which is such an important part of our economy,” Commissioner Souto said. “As we celebrate the seventh annual Miami International Agriculture, Horse & Cattle Show at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center, it’s a fitting tribute that the road leading to the center will bear Dr. Parajón’s name.”

Commissioner Souto sponsored the County Commission resolution that authorized the street renaming.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto
“Dr. Roberto Parajón Way” street naming ceremony
April 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St.