Quilt Raffle 2018
Our raffle quilt for this year “Flamingo Run” depicts the iconic flamingo in honor of Hialeah Park Race Track, which was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in March 1979.
In 1934, Joseph Widener imported the first flock of flamingos from Cuba to inhabit the infield lake at Hialeah Park. Since their introduction, these exotic, colorful birds have become a widely recognized trademark of Hialeah Park and South Florida. The flamingo colony itself was hatched and raised all at the race track. In fact, Hialeah Park is the only place the species has been successfully reproduced outside its wild state. For that reason, the infield area of the racetrack was deemed a National Audubon Sanctuary.
The quilt depicts the familiar pink Flamingos, with a single grey one depicting a juvenile Flamingo.