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Posted on: July 4, 2019

Grand Marshal Everett Sorensen leads Town's Fourth of July Parade

Grand Marshall Everett Sorensen and Family

This year's parade attracted an estimated 1,500 people along the parade route along Bougainvilla Drive and El Mar Drive. Everett rode in the Grand Marshal's car along with his wife and family members.

Sorensen moved to Florida in 1959 “by God’s design” and, based on the advice of a friend in Oakland Park, settled in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

“He said Lauderdale-By-The-Sea was a hot city,” Everett recalled. “We were a small village. That’s what I liked about it.”

Everett worked for Lord’s Realty but later partnered with Frank Myatt. The two businessmen re-built Anglin’s Pier in 1962 after the 876-foot structure had fallen into disrepair. It was built in 1941.

“We were very young with a lot of ambition,” he said. “We did love the Town.”

Everett, who recently turned 88, still owns the Walgreens Shopping Plaza with Frank Myatt Jr. Everett and his wife, Gayle, raised a son and daughter. Everett was a contributor to the iconic

Pelican sculpture in Anglin’s Square and also offered ideas that led to many changes in Town over the years.

“It’s been a very joyful time to live in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea,” he said.

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