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Oct 06

Around Town: Highlights in the Community September 2023

Posted on October 6, 2023 at 1:53 PM by Stacy VanCamp

City of Apopka Highlights for September 2023

September 11th Memorial Service

The City paid tribute to the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a memorial service to honor the lives lost that day. We will never forget.

Flowers rest on the September 11th Memorial featuring a piece of metal from the twin towers

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration took place at Kit Land Nelson Park. The fun-filled event featured dancers, musicians, food and vendors. Thank you to our title sponsor, Casillas Medical and Wellness.

Dancers twirl in costumes in front of the gazebo at the festival

Boy Scout Troop 601

Members of Boy Scout Troop 601 working on their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badges visited City Hall to learn more about their municipality.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 601 pose with Mayor Nelson

Apopka Youth Council

Several members of the 2023-2024 Apopka Youth Council made their debut at the City Council meeting introducing themselves and highlighting their upcoming program of activities.

Members of the Apopka Youth Council pose with City Council members in the Chamber

Tree Planting

The Action Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association partnered with the City to plant multiple trees at Kit Land Nelson Park and the Northwest Recreation Complex.

Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association members pose with Mayor and staff at the park

Together as One 5K and Festival

The Together as One 5K race and all-day festival in downtown Apopka honored our first responders and benefited the Armando Borjas Jr. Scholarship Foundation. The event featured vendors, games, live music, touch-a-truck, food trucks, demonstrations, games, and kid zone. 

Members of the public walk among vendors at the festival

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