November 8, 2015 in the drizzling rain, local Menorcans gathered at Fr. Pedro Camps statute for the annual Menorcan Walk. The procession wound its way through the historic district and ended with a blessing by local Menorcan and priest Fr. Booth at the Tolomato Cemetery where a number of our ancestors are buried.
September 18, 2015
29 people from Menorca arrive for a three day visit to St. Augustine. Led by Sr. Luis Alejandre-Sintes and Ms. Kimberly Marshall of the U. S. Consular Agency, the delegation had a rare opportunity to meet King Philipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain and have a photo taken with their Royal Highnesses in front of Fr. Pedro Camps Statute in the Cathedral Courtyard.
the delegation enjoyed a walking tour of the Menorcan quarter in the historic district and the Tolomato Cemetery. They were later hosted by Susan and Jorge Herrera at Amistad on A1A South.
A reception was held at Aunt Kate’s Restaurant on A1A North hosted by local Menorcans Frank and Betty Usina. The group gathered to meet some of the local Menorcans. Presentations were made by the Mayor of St. Augustine, Nancy Shaver to the delegation and by Sr. Luis Alejandre-Sintes the leader of the delegation.
In February of 2008, the City of St. Augustine commemorated the historical and cultural contributions of the Menorcans of Florida with a plaque on St. George Street in the area of the old Minorcan Quarter. The Mayor of St. Augustine along with other city and county officials attended the unveiling of the plaque,
On June 26, 2008, the Menorcan Cultural Society celebrated the 240th anniversary of the arrival of the first Menorcan colonists in Florida with a celebratory walk from the City Gates to the Father Camps Statue in the West Courtyard of the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine. The Society estimates that between 500-600 people participated.