Avalon Park Sun Wesley Chapel February 2022

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There are so many reasons to love Avalon Park Wesley Chapel. More than a neighborhood, Avalon Park is a community, where residents can get to know each other and form long-lasting friendships. From pocket parks and inviting front porches where neighbors can share coffee and casual conversations, to fun amenities such as swimming pools, hot tub, and grilling picnic area for the whole family to enjoy.

Monthly activities, both big and small, add to the community’s charm and provide neighbors with the opportunity to interact with one another. Avalon Park brings out the fun with several festivals throughout the year, featuring anything from fireworks to laser light shows and fire dancers. But we also love having smaller community events such as movies under the stars, jazz concerts, and food truck nights.

There is something for everyone in Avalon Park. The outdoor enthusiasts come out to enjoy the community playgrounds, basketball court, and splash zones with their friends and loved ones. And we can’t forget our four-legged friends who also get to enjoy a fun day outdoors in the community dog park. For the avid readers, Avalon Park’s Little Library is the perfect place to find the next exciting read and share their favorite books with the community.

All of the amenities listed above add to the magic of Avalon Park, but what truly makes Avalon Park special is our residents and the love they have for their neighbors and the community as a whole, which shines through from their willingness to lend a helping hand for those who need and their ability to be there for each other during both good times and bad. As the community grows, we hope that love only continues to expand.


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Update from Pasco County Commissioner robotics available for sorting. This property was part of the Pasco Ready Sites program, which prepares and markets large areas of land for commercial purposes. These will be mostly high-quality jobs, with technicians and operators of robotic sorting systems.

ities and the impact of our tourism industry. In the picture with this column, I got to visit with State Representative Randy Maggard, who represents the Avalon Park area, and fellow County Commissioner Ron Oakley. I hope you all have Our Pasco legislative enjoyed a great start to delegation does a great the new year! As aljob representing our of the Pasco Tourist ways, I’m honored to In calendar year 2021, community and makDevelopment Council. provide you updates Pasco County issued ing sure projects to on all that is happenalmost 700 commercial benefit Pasco County Please check out Pasing in Pasco County. permits, an increase of receive funding. co County’s website It has been an exciting 20 percent over 2020. start to the year for our This is good news as it Our tourism efforts as at MyPasco.net for all area with more great leads to more jobs for Florida’s Sports Coast the latest information. things to come. Pasco residents and continue to pay off. In I hope you and your family have a great the opportunity to live, November 2021, our February! On January 25th, the work and play without Tourist Development Pasco Economic Devel- leaving Pasco County. Tax collections, paid About: Commissioner opment Council anby visitors staying in Mike Moore represents nounced Amazon will In mid-January, I had short-term lodging, District 2 on the Pasco build a new facility off the opportunity to vis- were up 68 percent County Commission. He of State Road 52 and it Tallahassee to meet from November 2020 lives in Wesley Chapel Bellamy Brothers Road with legislators from and 42 percent from with his wife and three which will create 500 all over the state about November 2019. I am children. jobs and have some of Pasco County’s prior- proud to be chairman the latest technology in

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Pinecrest Academy Updates

Students in fourth grade have been learning about rocks and minerals. Our little geologist had a great time mining for minerals (chocolate chips from cookies) during science and experimenting with the best way to extract minerals.

New River Elementary Updates

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Check out our February events. there is something for everyone, and We can’t wait to see you soon! virtual options available online!


Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano Sponsors The Humane Society of Pasco County During the Month of February

During the month of February, the Humane Society of Pasco County will be the featured charitable giving organization at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office. The Humane Society of Pasco County is a 100% no-kill shelter which is run solely by volunteers and community donations. “Our shelter is a safe place for the lost, abandoned & abused animals of Pasco County,” comments Shelter Director Suellen Szesyski. “The animals stay with us until their forever family finds them, no list or time limits. Each animal receives attention daily and if they require vet care they receive it with no limits.”

no. “Our office features a wide variety of charities each month and it is our honor to help shine the spotlight on the Humane Society of Pasco County. Each dollar raised will have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of the animals that are under the protection of this fine organization. Please consider stopping by one of our five offices and donating during the month of February.”

For more information about the charitable giving programs and other services at the Pasco Tax Collector’s Office please visit www.pascotaxes.com or call Greg Giordano, Assistant Tax Collector/ Communications & Special Projects at 727-847-8179. For more information regarding The Humane Society of Pasco County please visit www. “The Humane Society of Pasco County provides a need- humanesocietyofpasco.org or contact Shelter Director ed service to countless animals who are left homeless, Suellen Szesyski at 727-856-6762. hurt and without care,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasa-

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