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Jun 03

Around Town: Highlights in the Community May 2022

Posted on June 3, 2022 at 1:31 PM by Kelly Robertson

City of Apopka Highlights for May 2022

Employee Recognition

A recognition ceremony was held prior to our Council meeting to honor employees with milestone employment anniversaries.

Group photo of City employees with members of Apopka City Council

Sister City

The City of Apopka is proud to recognize the City of Corregidora, Mexico as our sister city.  Roberto Sosa Pichardo, Mayor of Corregidora, presented the proposal to City Council.

Mayor Roberto Sosa Pichardo of Corregidora presents the proposal to City Council

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and Noon Prayer Service

May 5, 2022 was designated as the National Day of Prayer. In Apopka, the celebration began with a prayer breakfast at the VFW followed by a noon service on the steps of City Hall dedicated in honor of Ms. Shirley Sharpe-Terrell.

Group photo of clergy and elected officials at the prayer breakfast

Cops and Bobbers

On May 7, 2022 members of the Apopka Police Department participated in an event at King's Landing to teach children how to fish.

group photo of Apopka Police Officers and children at the Cops and Bobbers event

Best Foot Forward Campaign

The Apopka Police Department and Bike/Walk Central Florida conducted Operation Best Foot Forward to remind drivers to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. This month's campaign was conducted at the West Orange Trail crosswalk on Votaw Road to remind drivers that it is the law to yield and stop for people in crosswalks.

Group photo of Mayor Nelson, Commissioners Nesta and Alexander, other individuals in crosswalk with

Sprouts Grand Opening

Sprouts Farmers Market opened a new store in the Wekiva Riverwalk shopping complex.

Group photo in front of Sprouts building cutting ribbon

Free Water Safety Class

The Apopka Fire Department, Apopka Police Department, Camp Wewa, and the Live For Brie Foundation partnered together to host a free water safety class at Camp Wewa in May. This instructional course combined hands on training and educational lessons designed to teach parents and children the necessary safety procedures when in and around the water. 

Children in pool receiving swim lessons


John Peery Retirement

John Peery retired after 41 years working for the Apopka Chief and Planter. Mayor Nelson presented John with a proclamation.

John Peery receiving proclamation from Mayor Nelson with his pastor and John Ricketson

Memorial Day Service

The City of Apopka and the VFW held a Memorial Day service at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery to honor the men and women who have died in military service to the Nation.

Group photo of Mayor and Commissioners at Veterans Memorial at Cemetery