Absolutely Avalon at Avalon Park Wesley Chapel
We can’t wait to bring this wonderful community together as we celebrate everything that makes Avalon Park absolutely amazing. Join us at our annual Absolutely Avalon celebration on April 23rd from 5 - 8 pm!
The day will be filled with international food, music and vendors, activities for kids, community performances, and a fantastic laser light show! This event is focused on diversity and culture and is free and open to the public.
At Absolutely Avalon, there will be something to do for everyone in the family. You can shop from various local vendors, eat delicious food, and visit with local organizations that share a passion for both families and our community.
Take a turn climbing the rock wall or running through the fun obstacle course, snap a picture with the stilt walkers, get your face painted, dance with old friends, and make new ones while enjoying community performances on stage.
We hope you visit us at Avalon Park’s multicultural festival and have a great
time! The event will now be located at 33501 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543, next to Pinecrest Academy and Trinity Church.
We want to provide opportunities for you to participate in our community. Do you offer a product or service that would be a great fit for an upcoming event? Apply to be a vendor and share your products with thousands of attendees. Vendor Opportunities are available for all upcoming events! Check out all opportunities at Vendors | Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.
For a full list of family-friendly events, visit us at AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com and follow us on social media @AvalonParkWesleyChapel.
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Growing up in Switzerland, I have been able to witness the rich culture and diversity that has developed over the past 800 years. This extensive history has given me good understanding for the importance of creating towns where people from all backgrounds and walks of life can feel a sense of belonging.
From inception, it has always been very important for Avalon Park Wesley Chapel and each of the communities that we build to embrace diversity. First and foremost, respect, understanding and learning comes from knowing each other and belonging to something together: a community. And I believe a healthy community is a made up of a diverse body of people. This melting pot of perspectives gives the community depth and allows its members to live life inclusive of every background and belief regardless of generation, origin, race, and income class.
As a developer, one of the ways that we build
the higher end) creates a healthy community. It is our vision to create communities with every price point from an apartment to a townhome, to a singlefamily home and estate, where you are almost guaranteed diversity just in this aspect.
Additionally, it is not uncommon in Avalon Park to have families with 4 generations living within walking distance of each other. The grandparents can spend quality time with the grandkids after school while the parents may still be at work. Building roots in a community is a healthy way to make any town and family strong.
Another diverse component is the inclusion of our global partners. Several times a week we have intercontinental video calls. Generally, early in the morning in Orlando, we discuss business, politics and other subjects with our offices in Switzerland, Singapore and Australia. When friends and business partners from 4 continents, with different ethnical backgrounds share ideas for the good of Avalon Park, diversity can be realized at its fullest.
imagination, typically in a visual form such as a painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” This expression can come in all forms, from the languages we speak to the visual activities, like paintings, sculptures, music, and dance.
As we continue to expand on the culture and diversity components or our community, partnerships with groups like the Pasco Fine Arts Council are important. Each month a different local artist displays their works in the Welcome Center located just off of SR 54 and meets the community at an artist reception. This month, local artist Joyce Owens is being featured and you can meet her at her
and will also be located just behind Pinecrest Academy at 33501 State Road 54.
While these are just a few examples of how we embrace diversity at Avalon Park Group, we continue to grow, learn and develop how we can create communities that every person feels like they belong and can live, learn, work and play together. This month we celebrate the diversity in Avalon Park Wesley Chapel multi-cultural event, Absolutely Avalon, on Saturday, April 23rd, 5-8 pm. This year’s event will be held just behind Trinity Church, where we will be breaking ground on Downtown Avalon Park Wesley Chapel later this summer. We invite you to join us as we celebrate everything that makes your community great!
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Update from Pasco County Commissioner
Hooper, Representative Randy Maggard, Representative Ardian Zika, and Representative Amber Mariano.
I hope you all had a wonderful spring break and March with your families. I am always appreciative of the time you take to read these updates on all the exciting things happening in Pasco County!
March saw the end of the Florida Legislature’s annual session. It was a great year for Pasco County in the legislative session and I am thankful for the hard work and dedication of our state legislators: Senate President Wilton Simpson, Senator Danny Burgess, Senator Ed
In advance of Saint Patrick’s Day, I was happy to sponsor the Irish American Heritage Month resolution on March 8th, which is picture with this column. Thank you to Bob Blanchard and Clark Hill for joining me and my fellow Commissioners at the Board meeting. During the meeting, I recited an old Irish blessing during the presentation: May you live long, die happy, and rate a mansion in Heaven.
Florida’s Sports Coast announced Thaddeus Bullard, also known as WWE Global Ambassador
Titus O’Neil as the keynote speaker for annual tourism banquet on May 5th at the Hyatt Place Wesley Chapel! If you are not familiar with Titus, he is an incredible part of our community and has a powerful story. You can find link for tickets on the Florida’s Sports Coast website, flsportscoast.com or the Florida’s Sports Coast social media pages. This event will definitely sell out!
In late March, AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel hosted the Isobel Cup playoffs for Premier Hockey Federation women’s professional hockey league! The games were broadcast internationally, with the March 28th championship game on
ESPN2 in the U.S. and on TSN in Canada. Another reason we are Florida’s Sports Coast!
Please check out Pasco County’s website at MyPasco.net for all the latest information. I hope you and your family have a great April!
About: Commissioner Mike Moore represents District 2 on the Pasco County Commission. He lives in Wesley Chapel with his wife and three children.
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Pasco County Cleanup Event Removes Nearly 155 Tons of Trash
The Moon Lake Estates area of Pasco County is a whole lot cleaner thanks to the efforts of Pasco County’s Code Enforcement and Solid Waste teams! They joined forces the first weekend of March to help the community get rid of nearly 155 tons of trash – nearly double the 78 tons collected in 2021!
Here’s a breakdown:
• Hazmat Materials: 25.6 tons collected
• Solid Waste Debris: 128.72 tons collected
“We had another amazing year at the Moon Lake Community
Cleanup event,” said Commissioner Christina Fitzpatrick. “It was great to see the community come together for the most successful cleanup in this area to date. Thank you to the volunteers and Pasco team members who made this event possible!”
Pasco County hosts community cleanup events to give customers a convenient opportunity to get rid of trash, debris and hazardous materials that might otherwise lead to code violations or illegal dumping. See an area that needs to be cleaned up? Report illegal dumping so county crews can take ac-
• Click Illegal Dumping on the MyPasco App.
• E-mail: RIDPasco@mypasco.net
• Call: 727.847.2411
If you’d like Pasco’s Proactive Code Enforcement (PACE) Team to take a look at potential issues in your community, please fill out a Proactive Neighborhood Assessment Form.
County codes are an important tool in keeping our communities safe and resilient. Learn more about Pasco County Code Enforcement, visit us online at: bit.ly/PascoCode
Tax Collector Offices Will be Collecting Donations for April’s Charity of the Month: “Special Olympics of Pasco”
Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices will be collecting donations in April for the Special Olympics of Pasco County. Special Olympics is a sports and training program for people with intellectual disabilities. Year-round training and competition are provided in 17 different sports. Participation is at no-cost for athletes. The slogan “Where Champions are Made,” sums up the purpose of this wonderful program!
“We are very excited to once again be selected as the Charity of the Month for April!” comments Joeyn Dearsman, Senior Manager/ Pasco. “Mike Fasano and his team have been big supporters of Special Olympics of Pasco for many years and we are grateful for everything they do for our athletes. With the help from our community during this campaign, we will
be able to provide athletic training, equipment and uniforms for our athletes. We work with dedicated volunteers to ensure our athletes have everything they need to continue to be successful on and off the field.”
“Special Olympics of Pasco County provides incredible opportunities for individuals with a wide-range of disabilities to be a part of athletics that may not otherwise be available to them,” comments Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “The Pasco County branch of this excellent program has a long history of success in not only the state of Florida but at the national level as well. The opportunities provided to people with intellectual challenges have proven to help enrich the lives of the athletes in a great way. I encourage anyone in our community who would like to support the Special Olympics of
Pasco to stop by one of our offices and make a donation!”
Cash donations can be made at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County. For more information about the charitable giving program at the Pasco Tax Collector’s office please contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com for more information about services provided by Special Olympics of Pasco please call Joeyn Dearsman, Senior Manager/ Pasco at 727-992-8850 or visit www. specialolympicsflorida.org. Donations may also be mailed to the tax collector’s office at the following address: Tax Collector Mike Fasano, P.O. Box 276, Dade City, FL 33526. Please note on your check’s memo line “Special Olympics.”
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