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Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Government employees recently made a difference in the lives of needy children by generously donating school supplies during their annual drive to benefit students in Osceola County schools. This year, 3,891 supplies representing $2,220.57 were donated by employees throughout the county. The supplies were delivered to “A Gift For Teaching,” a store for teachers to shop for free supplies for children unable to afford them.

“It’s amazing how something as small and inexpensive as a pencil can change the attitudes of students throughout our schools,” said Marcie Hill, Program Administrator for “A Gift For Teaching.” “Children without the basic tools they need to learn in the classroom don’t enjoy the same opportunities that other children experience.”

Osceola County Commissioners agreed that the value of a pencil or box of crayons becomes incalculable when compared to the value of a child’s self-esteem.

“We’re very proud of our employees,” remarked Commission Chairman Ken Shipley. “Our team stepped up to help bridge the gap between students that have and those who don’t.”

“A Gift For Teaching” is a program of the Foundation for Osceola Education. Donated school supplies are accepted throughout the year. For more information, contact Marcie Hill at 407-348-2370.

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Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Commissioners kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month

by presenting and adopting a Proclamation at our Regular Board Meeting of September 15 to proclaim the “Hispanic Heritage Month” in Osceola County.

In addition, County Commissioners will host a reception on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Osceola County Administration Building, 1st floor Lobby. The public is invited to join in the celebration and enjoy an artwork exhibition by local artist known as “Estampas Puertorriqueñas”, an internationally recognized roving art exhibit on loan from the Centro de Cultura Puertorriqueña de la Florida, Inc. The exhibit is a good example of contemporary Puerto Rican pictorial art.

There will be a special live performance by the Puerto Rican folklore dance group “Sembrando Raíces”. They integrate percussive instruments like the conga and bongo usually associated with popular Latin music.

“Osceola County is a region privileged to value the diversity that makes this county a great place to live, work and play,” said Osceola County Commissioner John Quiñones. “Residents from Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean, come together and contribute to our foundation and legacy ranging from economic development, business industry and education, art, political leadership and service in the Armed Forces. I proudly acknowledge their commitment and join in the celebration of what makes us a strong community while appreciating the many opportunities in the home we share in America.”

Authentic light hors d’ oeuvres catered by Chef Joel Rodríguez of BJoely Catering, an acclaimed local Chef, born in Dominican Republic who has made Central Florida his home, will be served.

September 20, 2009

Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Firefighters battled a four alarm fire in the early morning hours at Silver Lake Resort off of West U.S. 192. The fire began in a separate building on resort property used as a laundry facility around 1:00 a.m. Damage is estimated at approximately $1 million dollars. There were no injuries.

Assisting Osceola County were Orange County, Polk County, Kissimmee, and Reedy Creek Fire Rescue.

“Everyone did a great job in getting the fire knocked down as quickly as possible,” reported Osceola County Fire Chief Richard Collins. “The professionalism of all the firefighters involved was outstanding in their service to the residents and visitors of Osceola County.”

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
7 PM
POINCIANA COMMUNITY CENTER
395 MARIGOLD AVENUE
POINCIANA, FLORIDA 34759

SPEAKERS: POLK COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

1. LEARN ANIMAL SAFETY
2. CHILDREN’S SAFETY FROM WILD ANIMALS
3. DOGS AND CATS ABANDONED
4. FLORIDA’S PROTECTION LAWS
5. LEASH LAW

Volunteer Applications will be also be made available for Polk County residents of Poinciana who might be interested in joining the Polk County Sheriff’s Citizen Assisted Patrol (CAP) program.

SEE YOU THERE !!!!!

SE HABLA ESPANOL

For further information, please contact:

Joseph Wagner
CAP Village 3 Coordinator
407 399 3420


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