Avalon Park Wesley Chapel Sun July 2022

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JULY 2022


Start Your Summer Off with a Bang! Fourth of July Festival - July 4th, 2022, 5-9 PM

July 4th celebration and will receive a prize. You can sign up here, send your nomination to Marketing@AvalonParkGroup.com or call 813-783-1515. Special thanks to our title sponsor, Chevrolet of Wesley Chapel. Serving drivers throughout the Wesley Chapel and surrounding areas, Chevrolet’s dealership is located at 26922 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Visit www.chevyofwesleychapel.com to learn more.


LEARN Start your summer off with a bang at the 10th Annual Avalon Park Fourth of July Festival Monday, July 4th from 5-9 pm. This annual event celebrating our country will feature a bike parade, community performances, a baking contest and much more. PAGE 7




The evening will begin with a performance at the event’s stage by the Thomas E. Weightman Middle School Marching Band at 5:30 pm, followed by singing performances from the Wesley Chapel Theater Group. Bring your family and friends together to decorate a patriotic bike, stroller or wagon to the bike parade starting at 6 pm! Parade line up will begin at 5:45 pm at the River Glen Amenity Center playground. Participants will show off their creation around River Glen Blvd and winners will be announced at the end of the night. Participants are encouraged to sign up here ahead of time. Think you can cook the best apple pie? Register online here to test your skills. All desserts must be handed in at the Amenity Center Clubhouse by 5:30 pm on July 4th. The winner will be announced at 8 pm and first place wins a $100 gift card prize! Around 30 local businesses, artisan or craft vendors will be set up around the event area, along with seven food vendors. The community can also enjoy activities such as face painting, caricature artists, balloon twisters, a bounce park and stilt walkers throughout the night. End the night with a bang at the fireworks show starting at 9 pm.



The community is also encouraged to decorate their porches to show off their patriotism. Nominations are due by July 1st at 5 pm and you must be nominated to be considered (self-nominations are accepted). The winner will be announced during the

For more information on Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, please visit online at www.AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com or email Info@AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com.


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Having spent almost exactly half of my life in the United States of America and the other half of my life in Switzerland, I am often asked which country do you like better. And it is a question to which I do not have the answer. I love America and I love Switzerland.

and Switzerland have an identical system of House of Representative and Senate (called Nationalrat und Staenderat in Switzerland) 24 states (cantons) are the equivalent of our 50 US states. Switzerland is the European headquarter of many well-known, large US corporations, such as Google, General Motors, Dow Chemical. Likewise, the US is the second largest market for Swiss products in the world.

And I believe that Switzerland and both countries Florida are very cherish their different places. traditions. There are beaches here and there, S w i t z e r l a n d there are mountains. celebrates its Here there are new 731st birthday on towns, there, are August 1st, and if historical old towns. it would not be for However, there are different flags and many things both different languages countries have in the celebration of common. our Independence Day on July 4th are Switzerland and strikingly similar. the US are the only countries in the I personally think Western world, America shows who have never and celebrates its had a King. The US

traditions even more than the much “older” Switzerland. When I see the US flags on many personal homes and commercial buildings, it always gives me that feeling.

over the years the events have grown and with the start of the Downtown, Avalon Park continues to grow into becoming the cultural downtown of Wesley Chapel.

When people speak of divide, economical and other challenges, the more important it becomes to be proud of the accomplished. There are so many things we can be proud of.

It is because of these traditions like the 4th of July festivities at Avalon Park and its famous fireworks, that Avalon Park became such a wonderful neighborhood, and will continue to be a place where people Almost 10 years ago can live, learn work we started events in and play. Avalon Park. At first with a few dozen We cherish our residents, gathering traditions and look at th Autumn Ridge forward to growing Amenity Center for them even more. the holiday festivity, 4th of July and many Happy 4th of July! others. And

GET IN TOUCH - Have an inclusion for the Avalon Park Sun? Email: info@AvalonParkSun.com - Editorial Staff: Publisher: Beat Kahli Content Editor: Marielle Fernandez and Stephanie Lerret Graphic & Layout Editor: Kenzie Farrish 407.658.6565 3801 Avalon Park East Blvd. #400 Orlando, FL 32828

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Update from Pasco County Commissioner I hope you and your family had a wonderful start to summer during June. Please make sure you get out this summer and enjoy all the beautiful activities we have to offer in Pasco County. During the month of June, Pasco County Commission approved agenda items that will bring up to 5 million square feet of industrial and office uses to our community, located near the Interstate 75 and State Road 52 area. Over the last eight years, we’ve worked hard as a team to bring high paying jobs to improve the quality of life for our citizens and ensure Pasco County is not just a bedroom community for our neighboring counties. I’m thrilled to welcome these jobs to our community in the near future. At our June 21st Commission meeting, I was honored to sponsor a resolution recognizing the GFWC Lutz

Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club. Since being founded 62 years ago, the club has donated over one million volunteer hours and raised almost three million dollars in service to our community. Along with Independence Day, this month brings one of my favorite family activities, scalloping! Pasco County’s 2022 scallop season will be from July 15th through July 24th. Not only is scalloping fun, it is great for economic development and tourism on the west side of Pasco. You can learn more about scallop season, including recipes, on Florida’s Sports Coast website at FlSportsCoast.com. As the summer continues, please make sure you check out all the resources Pasco County has to offer! New River Library near Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is newly renovated, Wesley Chapel District Park has a new gymnasium, an inclusive playground, and much more. Please check out Pasco County’s website at MyPasco.net for all the latest information. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe July. Happy Independence Day! 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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Check out our july events. there is something for everyone, and We can’t wait to see you soon! virtual options available online!

WORK Are Virtual Mailboxes Legal?

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