You may have driven by and noticed that we have new ‘skinny’ dolphins in the medians along East Coast Highway at Marguerite. Local artist/architect/historian Ron Yeo was able to fill us in on the history of the dolphins, which goes back 27 years.
In 1993, the CdM Chamber of Commerce “Flower Power” committee expanded into a committee for “Revitalization”.
The initial thrust of the 1991 “Flower Power” Committee was to encourage residents to plant flowers to match the street name. Begonias on Begonia, Iris on Iris, etc. Chamber President Don Glasgow encouraged the committee made up of Ron Yeo, B.J Johnson, Toni Van Schultze & others to expand their efforts to include improving the commercial business along PCH.
The committee’s plan for revitalization called for improving the Village image to be warm, friendly, inviting, and creative. Some of the initial concepts that were installed included: hand-painted flower banners for each of the streets and the topiary dolphins.