Avalon Park Sun Wesley Chapel November 2021

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Partnering with The Stano Foundation to Give Back to Our Troops Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is partnering with local nonprofit, The Stano Foundation to send 100 care packages to our troops. We are accepting donations and inviting members of the community to participate in the packing party taking place on Saturday, November 6th from 9 am to noon at Avalon Park Wesley Chapel. The requested items include baby wipes, deodorant, hand lotions, and snacks such as beef jerky and protein cookies. Donations can

be dropped off Mon – Fri, from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Avalon Park Wesley Chapel Welcome Center located at 33613 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. The Stano Foundation was founded in 2015 by military mom, Paula Stano and it is built on the foundation of volunteers with a drive to support our Armed Forces, Veterans, and their families through initiatives, like their Care Package and Veteran Gratitude Programs, that

help provide comfort and better quality of life. Their efforts aim to ensure that our military never feel forgotten and without support. Interested in volunteering for the packing party? Message us at info@avalonparkwesleychapel.com. For more information on The Stano Foundation visit www.stano. org and for more community events at Avalon Park visit www. avalonparkwesleychapel.com.


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Approximately 15 years ago I was making a presentation before a local school board. Everyone likes receiving compliments, but that particular evening I was humbled when the Board told me that Avalon Park Group was one of the most generous companies that board had ever met. How do you respond to such a comment? Giving back is just part of my “rule book.” While it may seem generous, it is my philosophy that giving back to the community at large is not only an obligation, but also a great investment, if you are willing to think longterm. Several years ago, Avalon Park Group donated the school site for the New River Elementary school and built recreation-

al fields on our undeveloped property. A high-ranking public-school official asked me, “How can you afford to do all those donations, Avalon Park has barely started, and with just few homes cannot possibly be making you money.” He answered himself, “I think your donations are well chosen investments into the community.” And I wholeheartedly agree. Avalon Park is not the outstanding community we have today because it was created by taking. Quite the contrary, it was by giving, by many and every single day. I am thankful and glad that Avalon Park started with giving. It was the strong foundation for a great community. Without those gifts we would not have what we have today, a wonderful town, where people can live, learn, work, and play. A town where people can find a strong sense of belonging and safety. Hence giving back starts early and should never end.

I am thankful and glad that Avalon Park Wesley Chapel started with giving. It was the strong foundation for a great community. Without those gifts we would not have what we have today, a wonderful town, where people can live, learn, work, and play. A town where people can find a strong sense of belonging and safety. Hence giving back starts early and should never end. We have been blessed to truly start community partnerships with the local library and non-profits like the Stano Foundation and the Pasco Fine Arts Council. From supporting youth sports, local art and culture and community events, we are looking forward to continuing to give back in this community!

Sometimes people believe giving is just money. I strongly disagree, there are so many ways of giving back, as in time and talents. I am thankful that the Avalon Park community is among the best I have experienced when it comes to giving time as volunteers in schools, with local seniors and with community service clubs. I admire anybody spending time to give back, sometimes it is easy just to send a check, and much harder to invest time and passion when giving back. So, in the spirit of the season, as I look to new and familiar ways to give back, I encourage you to do the same! Happy ing!!


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November Update from Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore covid19.gov.

news as we bring people in to spend their money at our local businesses! Please check out Pasco County’s website at MyPasco.net for all the latest information.

September 30th was an exciting day as we opened the new recreation center at Wesley Chapel District Park! This is an 18,000 square foot building has gymnasium space for sev- I hope you all have a woneral sports, meeting rooms derful Thanksgiving! for community groups and As we get ready to head more. There was a great into the holiday season, need for this at Wesley I hope you are having a Chapel District Park. The wonderful fall with your County produced a great family. I greatly appreciate video on the event, you can you taking the time to read check out by clicking here these updates. It is incred- or going to Pasco Counible to see all the great ty government YouTube things happening in Pasco page. County. On October 8th, Florida Vaccine rollout is conAvenue Brewing Compatinuing with all Floridians ny held a belated grand of age now eligible to reopening celebration and ceive a COVID-19 vaccine. one year anniversary parPlease check out the Flority. The Derby family that da Department of Health in owns Florida Avenue Pasco County’s website at Brewing have been great pasco.floridahealth.gov for community partners in our all the latest information. area. They took a property that had been vacant for There is also a monoclonal several years and turned it antibody therapy treatment into a restaurant, brewery, site in Pasco County. Gov- event space, and job center. ernor DeSantis visited in They currently employ 130 August to announce the people at the Wesley Chapnew state-run treatment el site! site at Fasano Shelter in Hudson. This COVID-19 Our strong tourism efforts treatment site is open sevcontinued as Pasco County en days a week from 9 a.m. continues to be ahead of to 5 p.m. You can learn the state and our neighbormore about this treatment ing counties in hotel ocoption at floridahealthcupancy rate. This is great

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Pinecrest Academy Update

Mrs. Robinson’s Kindergarten students have begun learning about the states of matter and even went on a “Solid Search”. These little scientists visited different areas of the school, observed their surroundings, and recorded different solids that they saw. Amazing job little Panthers!

New River Elementary Update

Mrs. Lydon’s class is working on writing informational texts. They have been researching the special facts about an animal. We can’t wait to see these authors and how far they will go!!

October was Principals’ Appreciation month. We appreciate all that Mrs. Wilkinson does for our Reptiles!!

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





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