PALM BEACH, Fla. - It was the birthday of the century; and no birthday would be complete without a birthday cake - a big one.
"If they leave here today feeling more united as a community, then we have done our job celebrating this milestone," said Bill Bone, the Chairman of the Palm Beach Centennial Commission. Bone says the town of Palm Beach is unique, and the ten thousand residents there know it. That rich history was pioneered by Henry Flagler, one of many prominent Palm Beachers who helped build this town from the brush and swamp that it once was.
There were several notable guests in attendance, including Florida Governor Rick Scott. "There's no reason why we can't accomplish more in the next one hundred years. It's going to take all of us working together," said Scott.
Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio said she could not be more proud to lead this town. "Architecture, stunning beaches, balmy breezes and certainly a history with Henry Flagler and the beginning of South Florida that everyone can be proud of," Coniglio said.
An estimated three thousand people attended the celebration.