The Town of Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee attracted a lot of talent for its second annual Mr./Ms. Senior Miami Lakes contest.
Richard and Mary Suarez took home crowns and cash prizes for their performance of a Colombian dance while wearing folkloric costumes.
The contest – when town elders show off their special skills -- drew a large crowd to the Miami Lakes Hotel on Main on Aug. 26.
This year’s five competitors modeled and displayed paintings; they sang and danced and even described how to cultivate orchids.
The event was sponsored by Miami Lakes AutoMall; The Graham Companies; Chen Senior Medical Center; Catholic Hospice; Amavita Heart and Vascular Health and the office of Miami-Dade County District 13 Commissioner Sen. Rene Garcia, who also volunteered as a judge.
Photos courtesy of Tico Casamayor.