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Town of Davie Annual Christmas Lighting of the Greens

The public is invited to attend the Town’s Annual Christmas Lighting of the Greens on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Watch as the Mayor and Town Council turn on over 150,000 Christmas lights and decorations officially proclaiming it “holiday”1 time in Davie. Visit more than 40 Christmas trees, menorahs and kinaras adorned with decorations depicting a “Winter Wonderland” theme. Santa will arrive by Fire Engine at 6:15 p.m. followed by a horse parade down Orange Drive at 6:30 p.m. The Decorating Contest Awards will take place at 6:45 p.m.

 ENTERTAINMENT

 SNOW BLOW

For those of you who miss snow, 20 tons of the “white stuff” will be blown for the enjoyment of the children. Admission to the Snow Blow is FREE and will take place during the Lighting of the Greens. There will be two supervised snow play areas: one for children ages 1 to 5 and another for children ages 6 to 12. Parents will not be permitted in the Snow Blow area!

 PICTURES WITH SANTA

Have your picture taken with SANTA for a $5 fee or just visit with the big guy for free! Free candy canes while supplies last.

 REFRESHMENTS

Hot and cold drinks, as well as homemade cookies will be served FREE while supplies last. Food items will be available for purchase.

 HOLIDAY TUNES WITH MARY JANE, PETTING FARM, CLIMBING WALL, AND HOLIDAY BOUNCE available at no charge.

 FACE PAINTING (at a cost)

[Source:  Davie Press Release, modified]

Footnote:

  1.  Although the “holiday” is not specified in the Town’s press release, I’m assuming they may be referring to Christmas (December 25th), Hanukkah ( December 8-16);  and/or New Year’s Day (January 1st).  Or possibly, but not likely, Three Kings Day (January 6th); or the Sugar Bowl football game (January 2nd).

Davie E.A.S.E. Toy Drive

The Davie Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation hosts the EASE Toy Drive during the holiday season to help Davie families in need.

 If you would like to donate, please drop off a new unwrapped toy for a girl or boy from Monday, November 26, 2012 to Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at any Davie Fire Station, Davie Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 6901 Orange Drive, or the Pine Island Multipurpose Center located at 3801 South Pine Island Road.

 The E.A.S.E. Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the business community and residents of the Town of Davie. Its purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. The objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life and to prevent homelessness. E.A.S.E. also reaches out to the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

 If you have any questions about the Toy Drive, please contact Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 or visit E.A.S.E. Foundation on the web at www.easefoundation.org.

 [Source:  Town of Davie Press Release]

Town of Davie Release-Old Davie Christmas

Old Davie School
Old Davie School

The Davie Historical Society Committee and the Davie School Foundation will present the 11th Annual Old Davie Christmas at the Old Davie School Historical Museum located at 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL, on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 12 p.m.

In the early days of Davie, Santa would arrive in different ways each year and pass out goodies to all the children of the community and everyone would sing carols and have a good time together.

The community is invited to join us for this special event!  Each child will receive a free goodie bag that includes tickets for a pony ride, a hay ride, and a tasty lunch.  There will be old-fashioned games, a petting zoo and so much more!

This special holiday celebration is sponsored by local citizens and businesses, and the Davie Historical Society Committee, the Board of Trustees of the Davie School Foundation and the staff encourages you and your families to join us for this special event.

For more information,to volunteer or contribute financially, please call the Old Davie School staff at 954-797-1044.

[Source:  Town of Davie Press Release]

Town of Davie Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

In an effort to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the Town of Davie will accept monetary donations that will go to the American Red Cross. Donations to the American Red Cross help to ensure that those individuals, families, and communities who are most in need are helped quickly. The Town of Davie and the American Red Cross thank you very much for your support.

 Donations can be either cash or a check made out to the American Red Cross, and will be accepted at the following locations between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, from now until December 17, 2012. You can also donate online at Town of Davie Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort (American Red Cross).

  •  Davie Fire Station 38, 6905 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314
  • Davie Fire Station 65, 1200 S. Nob Hill Road, Davie, FL 33324
  • Davie Fire Station 68, 3600 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330
  • Davie Fire Station 91, 6101 SW 148th Avenue, Davie, FL 33330
  • Davie Fire Station 104, 4491 Oakes Road, Davie, FL 33314
  • Davie Fire Administration, 6901 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314
  • Davie Police Department, 1230 S. Nob Hill Road, Davie, FL 33324
  • Davie Human Resources Department, 6591 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314
  • Davie Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328

For more information regarding donation locations, please contact Fire Battalion Chief Jorge Gonzalez at 954-797-1133, Nina Valdez, at the Police Department at 954-693-8350, Paul Davidson, at the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department at 954-327-3941, or Human Resources Risk Manager Reene Daugherty at 954-797-1110.

[SOURCE:  Town of Davie Press Release]

Sunny Lake Bird Sanctuary Grand Opening on November 9, 2012

The Town of Davie cordially invites you to attend the Grand Opening of Sunny Lake Bird Sanctuary located at 5300 Griffin Rd, Davie, FL on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm.

The Grand Opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a proclamation, and a butterfly release. Attendees will be able to view the park amenities and learn about local plants and wildlife.

For more information, contact Senior Operations Manager Matthew Mlodzinski at 954-797-1163.

[Source:  Town of Davie Press Release]

Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation provide Thanksgiving food baskets to Davie families

Davie, Florida

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what we have and a time to help those who do not have enough. The Town of Davie is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive in an effort to assist The Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation provide Thanksgiving food baskets to Davie families.

The E.A.S.E. Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the business community and residents of the Town of Davie. Its purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. The objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life and to prevent homelessness. E.A.S.E. also reaches out to the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

The 2012 E.A.S.E. Turkey Drive goal is to provide at least 30 Thanksgiving baskets to Davie families. The items that the E.A.S.E. Foundation would like to include in each basket are:

  • A gift certificate for a turkey from a local supermarket
  • Canned yams
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy (jars)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Seasoning
  • Pie crusts and filling
  • Nuts

The following Town locations will accept donations Monday, November 5 – Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M –F:

  • Davie Fire Rescue Administration Office, 6901 Orange Drive
  • Any Davie Fire Rescue Station
  • Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road

For more information regarding the drop-off locations, contact Anita Reid at 954-797-1102. If you have any questions about the EASE Turkey Drive, please contact Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 or visit E.A.S.E. Foundation on the web at www.easefoundation.org.

[SOURCE: Town of Davie Press Release]

Town of Davie to Hold “Concerts on the Corner” Live Music Series

For Immediate Release

Town of Davie to Hold “Concerts on the Corner” Live Music Series

Davie, Florida: The Town of Davie will be hosting the “Concerts on the Corner” live music concert series beginning Tuesday, October 16, 2012, and running each Tuesday night through November 13, 2012. The concerts will be held in the grass field on the northwest corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive from 5 to 8 p.m. The concerts are free.

The event will include food trucks, a bounce house, and sponsor displays. Acts scheduled to perform include: Shadow Creek, Electric Piquette, Skwirls Gone Bad, Studio One Band, and Iko Iko. Parking is free, courtesy of Rick Case Automotive Group and available at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Orange Drive. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy dinner and live music!

For more information contact Matthew Mlodzinski at mmlodzinski@davie-fl.gov, or 954-797-1163.

Town of Davie July 4th Party

The Town of Davie proudly presents the Annual Independence Day Craft and Fireworks Show on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Pine Island Park, located at 3801 South Pine Island Road, Davie. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Enjoy live music performed by Burnt Biscuit, and free family activities including bounce houses, a climbing wall, arts and crafts, and complimentary cake! Plenty of free parking will be available.

[SOURCE: Town of Davie Press Release]

Davie’s 14th Annual Prayer Breakfast is on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Prayer… America’s Hope
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12

2012 Prayer Breakfast posterCome join concerned Christians from all over the county, “… one in spirit and purpose…” of Philippians 2 to pray for our cities, county, state, and nation – acknowledging our dependency on Almighty God. This is a time of challenge and opportunity for Broward County and the United States. We recognize God’s desire for unity in the Body of Christ, and we also stand together with friends and neighbors as one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

As Christians, we must demonstrate God’s love in everything we do, while also being intentional in our prayer for “open doors” to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We join together in seeking peace and well-being for our cities, encouraging everyone to reach their God-given potential in vocation, family, and community.

In order to be faithful stewards of this prayer breakfast, we ask that you submit your commitments to attend (along with payment) as soon as possible. We need to receive registration and payment by April 27th. Please help us by responding early.

Date: Thursday May 3, 2012
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

Cost: $17 per Person
$170 per Table for 10

Register Online Today At http://www.jsmitter.com/ndpregistration.htm

Or Make Check Payable: EASE Foundation

Send To:

6901 Orange Dr
Davie, FL 33314

Location:

Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317

2012 NDP flyer in PDF format

Contact Persons:

  • Jacob Smitter 954.214.0640
  • Linda Owen 954.797.1077
  • Eric Welch 954.554.5857