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Nov 04

Around Town: Highlights in the Community October 2022

Posted on November 4, 2022 at 9:24 AM by Stacy VanCamp

City of Apopka Highlights for October 2022

National Night Out

Thank you to our Apopka Police Department for another successful National Night Out event held this year at the Silver Oaks subdivision! National Night Out is a nationwide event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighbors getting to know each other in an effort to make our neighborhood communities safer.

Child posing with McGruff the Crime Dog, mascot for crime prevention

Employee Recognition

An employee service recognition ceremony was held prior to our Council meeting to honor employees with milestone employment anniversaries from our Police, Fire, and Public Services.

City Employees pose with members of City Council during the Employee Service Recognition Ceremony

Police Ride Along

Mayor Nelson participated in a ride along with the Apopka Police Department in downtown Apopka on bikes.

Mayor Nelson, police officers, members of the community pose with bikes in front of Spin City store

Breast Cancer Awareness

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and the City participated in the awareness campaign by lighting City Hall and Martin's Pond pink.

A picture of City Hall pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

Grand Opening for Morenas Latin Bar and Grill 

Congratulations to Morenas Latin Bar and Grill on their grand opening.  It is great to see another sit-down restaurant call Apopka home.  Be sure to visit them at 2300 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL 32703.  For more info, please visit their Facebook page at Morenas Latin Bar and Grill.

The Owners of Morenas Latin Bar and Grill and elected officials cut the ribbon for the grand opening

Walk for Freedom

Thanks to our Apopka Police Department for their assistance with the Walk for Freedom event.  Walk for Freedom is a global event designed to bring awareness to human trafficking.

Mayor Nelson and members of the Apopka Police Department take a photo at the Walk for Freedom event.

Charleys Cheesesteaks Opens

A warm welcome to Charleys Cheesesteaks that opened in Apopka.  You can check them out at 845 S Orange Blossom Trail Apopka, FL 32703.

Picture of Charleys Cheesesteaks building and roadside sign

Lake Apopka Eco-Bike Ride

To celebrate Mobility Week 2022, the City hosted an eight-mile bike ride at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive.

People biking on the wildlife drive as part of the Lake Apopka Eco Bike Ride

World Polio Day

The City participated in World Polio Day, an awareness campaign about Polio vaccinations, by lighting City Hall red.

Picture of City Hall in red with wording World Polio Day Light Up Apopka October 24, 2022