New day dawns for 13th Ave. Center Groundbreaking signals renewed mission of 13th AV/Dream Center.


www.bradentonherald.com – Posted on Wed, Dec. 16, 2009 By VIN MANNIX

BRADENTON — The sound of a power drill was a fitting backdrop to Tuesday’s ceremony and speeches.

The event was the official ground breaking of the 13th Avenue Community Center’s new home, the $1.8-million Dream Center, an occasion attended by several city, community, county and corporate leaders, not to mention Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays officials, all of whose collaboration made this day happen.

Yet Patrick Carnegie, standing inside the unfinished main building of the 16,000-square foot complex, remained focused on the task ahead.

“This is just the beginning,” said the executive director of the United Community Center, …..  Continue reading at Bradenton Herald