Tag: Dolly Hand

Dolly Hand, matriarch of Belle Glade, dies at 95

Frances R. “Dolly” Hand, a pioneering leader of the Glades and one of Palm Beach State College’s most outstanding alumni, passed away January 6 at her home in Belle Glade. She was 95 years old.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, at Community Methodist Church of Belle Glade, 401 S.W. First Street,  Belle Glade.  A private entombment will be held later at Foreverglades Cemetery in Belle Glade.
“Palm Beach State College and the Belle Glade campus extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dolly Hand,” said Dr. … Continue reading Dolly Hand, matriarch of Belle Glade, dies at 95

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Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class

More than 50 members of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Engage Class of 2023 learned more about higher education during a visit to Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus on Jan. 11 as part of their Education Day.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. delivered the keynote address on “The State of Higher Education in Palm Beach County” and welcomed guests at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, based at the campus.
Parker talked about PBSC’s facts, … Continue reading Parker talks the state of higher education to Leadership Engage class

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Belle Glade campus theater dedicates season to Homer Hand who died Nov. 5

When the curtains open throughout the 2022-2023 season at the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus theater, it will be in memory of Homer Hand, a former College trustee and longtime supporter and philanthropist, who died Nov. 5. He was 94.
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is dedicating its entire season to Hand, who along with his wife, the theater’s namesake, was a staunch supporter of the nearly 500-seat facility. It opened in 1982, … Continue reading Belle Glade campus theater dedicates season to Homer Hand who died Nov. 5

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Living Christmas Tree to hold 30th and final show

A beloved Christmas tradition that has been a part of the Glades community for three decades is ending on a high note this year.
On Dec. 2, Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus and the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present the 30th and final production of its Living Christmas Tree performance.
The event, titled “A Holiday to Remember: 30 Years of Favorites,” will feature more than 100 children and adult volunteer choir members from the Glades community who will sing popular selections from the past three decades such as “Holiday Rock,” “Light Up the Tree” and “Let it Snow.” It takes place at 3 p.m. … Continue reading Living Christmas Tree to hold 30th and final show

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