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Jun 02

Around Town: Highlights in the Community May 2023

Posted on June 2, 2023 at 8:42 AM by Stacy VanCamp

City of Apopka Highlights for May 2023

Prayer Breakfast

Thank you to the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance for hosting a wonderful event. The Mayor was honored to receive the Pillar Award for community service excellence at the prayer breakfast.

Pastors pray for Mayor Nelson as he accepts the Pillar of the Community award

Noon Prayer Event

In addition to the breakfast, the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance conducted a Noon Prayer service as well.

Mayor reads a proclamation on the front steps of City Hall for the noon prayer event

Cops and Bobbers

The Apopka Police Department held their annual Cops and Bobbers event where police officers teach local youths how to fish. It is a great community event and we appreciate all the officers that volunteered their time to help!

top photo police officer teaching girl to fish and bottom photo is crowd view of attendees

Apopka Police Department's Swearing In Ceremony

The Apopka Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for its newest officers. Welcome aboard Officers Barona, Lacen, and Agostino!

Chief McKinley swears in 3 officers at the Apopka Police Department Swearing In Ceremony

Special Olympics Torch Run

The Apopka Police Department along with several other Orange County law enforcement agencies participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida to raise awareness for this worthy cause!

Members of law enforcement run down the street with the torch as part of Special Olympics Torch Run

Stamp Out Hunger Campaign

The National Association of Letter Carriers held its annual national food drive and collected over 12,103 pounds of food. All of the food collected in Apopka was donated to Loaves and Fishes to help local families. Thank you to all the letter carriers and residents that made this possible!
Mayor and Mrs. Nelson pictured with letter carrier Rich Kroger

Apopka Fire Department's Underwater Rescue Training

The Apopka Fire Department held its first class in a series to train first responders for underwater rescue.

Several firefighters in the pool practicing as part of their training

Frederick C. Brummer Remembrance

The City Council read a proclamation to remember Fred Brummer, a former State Representative and County Commissioner. Fred was a great community leader, businessman, and friend.

City Council and Commissioner Moore with proclamation remembering Fred Brummer

Emancipation Day Proclamation

The City Council commemorated Emancipation Day in Florida with a proclamation. Emancipation Day in Florida is traditionally celebrated on May 20th to recognize the emancipation of slaves, as proclaimed by General Edward M. McCook from the steps of the Knott House in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865, effectively ending slavery in the state of Florida.

City Council with the Emancipation Proclamation

Police Week

The City Council honored the Apopka Police Department with a proclamation for Police Week, May 14th through May 20th, to express gratitude for the dedicated service and courageous deeds of law enforcement officers and for the contributions they have made to the security and well-being of all City residents.

City Council with the Police Week proclamation

Wolf Lake Middle School

Congratulations to the Wolf Lake Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball teams for winning their respective county championships! Great job everyone!

Collage of two photos showing Wolf Lake Middle School Girls & Boys Basketball Teams with Council

Apopka Youth Council End of Year Recap

The Apopka Youth Council presented an end of year report to the City Council regarding their time on the Youth Council and what the experience meant to them.

Members of the youth council pose with the City Council members

Emancipation Day Celebration

An Emancipation Day Celebration was held at Alonzo Williams Park featuring face painting, arts & crafts, live music, recitals, and readings.

Entertainer playing saxophone on stage at the celebration

Memorial Day Service

Thank you to everyone that attended the Memorial Day service at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery hosted by the VFW and the City.

The public and guest speakers salute the American Flag during the service at the cemeteryGraduating Seniors

The City of Apopka would like to congratulate all the seniors graduating from Apopka High School and Wekiva High School. Congratulations Class of 2023!

Top photo Apopka Graduates in Cap and Gown and bottom photo Wekiva Students in Cap and GownSubscribe today!

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