Coastal Star photos by Dave Meeks, Tim Stepien and Jerry LowerContestants await results of Lantana’s ‘Most Patriotic Baby’ competition. One of the three winners was Lantana resident Logan Castillo, 10 months, pictured top right with his father, Danny Castillo.
Lantana Mayor Robert Hagerty recognizes the Kresak family visiting from North Carolina. The family is descended from Lantana pioneer M.B. Lyman and his father, M.K. Lyman. Mark and Brenda Jamison Kresak have seven sons (l-r): Ian, Landan, Brendan, Ethan, Ryan, Aidan and Nolan. The boys are seventh-generation Lyman descendants. Brenda is Cindy Lyman Jamison’s daughter. Cindy’s father was Capt. Kenny Lyman. Kenny’s father was Walter ‘Pop’ Lyman. Pop Lyman was Morris Benson Lyman’ s son. Morris Kennedy Lyman and Morris Benson Lyman came to the region in 1884.
Michelle Jackson, a traveling nurse from Tennessee who spent the previous three months working at JFK Medical Center, was one of the winners in the hula hoop contest. She and two children outlasted a field of more than 20 participants.
The fireworks lasted for a half hour, and many in the crowd commented on how exciting they were. The town didn't have fireworks last year because of the pandemic, so it spent twice as much, $60,000, this year.