9205630075?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Grant family from Daytona Beach,Taylin, 2, Tyler, Kahlin and Kyler, 6, enjoy a live concert featuring Nikki Kidd & the Collective Band during Lantana's centennial celebration on July 4th at Bicentennial Park. Lantana changed the original date of its centennial observance from April 24 to July 4th because of health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
 
 
9205630657?profile=RESIZE_710xLantana Mayor Robert Hagerty recognizes the Kresak family visiting from North Carolina to attend the town's centennial celebration. The family are descendents of Lantana pioneer M.B. Lyman and his father, M.K. Lyman. Pictured (l-r) are: Ian, 18; Brenda Jamison Kresak; Landan, 5; Brendan, 18 months; Ethan, 8; Ryan, 13; Aidan, 14; Mark Kresak; and Nolan, 16. The seven boys are seventh-generation Lyman descendents. 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, M.B. Lyman was M.K. Lyman's son. Morris Kennedy Lyman and Morris Benson Lyman came to the region in 1884. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
 
9205631457?profile=RESIZE_710xZach Gorman of Boynton Beach was one of six co-winners in the watermelon eating contest that was part of the July 4th festivities in Lantana. In addition to celebrating the birth of the nation, Lantana also celebrated its 100th birthday. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
 
9205631491?profile=RESIZE_710xMichelle Jackson, a traveling nurse from Tennessee who spent the last 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. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
 
9205632076?profile=RESIZE_584xThe fireworks for Lantana's celebration lasted 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. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
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