Category Archives: 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

[SOURCE: Town of Davie Press Release]

Town of Davie News Release-HOPE Outreach Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Town of Davie is hosting a Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive in an effort to assist HOPE Outreach Center in providing 200 families with a Thanksgiving dinner this year. HOPE Outreach Center is located at 4700 S.W. 64th Avenue (Davie Road), and is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that develops and provides services that impact the quality of life for individuals and families in our community. HOPE Outreach Center is a member of the Town’s Neighborhood Service Center and is a local approach to meeting the needs of our residents by providing better access and expanding our level of service.

The following items are suggestions to be included in each Thanksgiving Basket. This list and additional information can be found at

1 (15 oz.) can mixed vegetables

1 (40 oz.) cans of yams

2 (16 oz.) cans of turkey gravy

2 (16 oz.) cans of black beans

1 (lg. can) baked beans

1 (15 oz.) box of instant mashed potatoes

1 (14 oz.) or 5 lb. box of minute white rice or bag of rice

2 (6 oz.) boxes/bags of stuffing

6 individual cups of applesauce

1 (lg. can family size) peaches or fruit cocktail

1 (lg. bag) cookies

1 (lg. box) crackers (e.g. saltines)

1 (package) napkins

1 (4 pack) toilet paper

1 (28 oz.) jar peanut butter

1 (lg. jar) grape/strawberry jelly

1 (jar or can) peanuts

1 (lg. bag) chips

1 (box or lg. bag) popcorn

1 (lg. box) cereal

1 gal. or large box juice

1 bottle vegetable oil

Anything fun and festive

You may add paper goods and other items to the baskets as you wish. We only ask that the items listed above except for gift cards are placed in either a plastic storage container with lid (18 or 20 gallon), or an 18”x18”x16” box. If possible, please include a $25 gift certificate for the turkey. If all of the items are not included in each basket, please do not seal the box. If you can’t purchase all the items on the list, please donate whatever you can. Gift cards to supermarkets and financial contributions of any size are always appreciated.

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 Police Department, 1230 South Nob Hill Road
  • Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive

If each of us gives just a little, these families, our neighbors, can take a break from hunger during the holidays.

For information about HOPE Outreach Center please call 954-321-0909 or visit For information about the Town of Davie Thanksgiving Basket drop off locations, please call Anita Reid at 954-797-1102.

[SOURCE: Town of Davie, Press Release]

FAMILY BIKE RALLY & BIKE SAFETY DAY on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Archive photo (T. Truex) - 2005 Bike Rally

Davie Florida: The Town of Davie will sponsor its annual Family Bike Rally and Bike Safety Day, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, beginning at Shenandoah Park, located at 14452 Shenandoah Parkway, Davie. This year’s ride will take us on a new bike path.

There will be a bike safety inspection prior to the ride and a Free Bike Safety Rodeo from 8-9 a.m.

Check in will begin at 8 a.m. and the rally begins at 9 a.m. Water, fruit, and maps will be supplied at registration. Preregistration is $2 per rider and walk-up registration is $3.

To preregister, you may download a registration form at and click on the Special Events link. This event will take place rain or shine.

There must be 30 preregistered riders or the event will be cancelled.

[source: Town of Davie Press Release]

Town of Davie’s 75th Annual Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo

75th Annual
Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo
Saturday, February 25, 2012 &
Sunday, February 26, 2012

Entertainment Schedule

*Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & February 26, 2012*
Festival Times:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)
Location: Town Hall, 6591Orange Drive
Admission: FREE
Parking: $5.00 on the festival grounds

Festival Both Days

Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom Festival
The festival will feature over 250 displays and will take place down Orange Drive from Davie Rd. west to SW 66th Terrace. This portion of Orange Drive will be closed off during the festival. Free activities for both days includes an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, western town, musical entertainment, Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays green product displays and plant give-away. There will be a concert on Saturday, featuring Burnt Biscuit and Lizzie Sider and also Sunday, featuring Lizzie Sider and Marty Evans Band!There will also be a free kids’ corner that includes a bounce house, giant slide, and climbing wall. Admission to the festival is FREE. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, click here!

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday, beginning at 7:00am, there will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Davie Moose Lodge, 4483 Davie Rd, Davie, put on by the Kiwanis. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Davie Town Hall, Special Events and Cultural Arts office for $5.00.

Strawberry Shortcake Festival
On Saturday and Sunday there will be an old fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Davie Woman’s Club located on Orange Drive, on the festival grounds. Fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake will be served as well as other strawberry creations.

Orange Blossom Concerts:

*Saturday February 25th
2:00 p.m. – Burnt Biscuit
4:00 p.m. – Lizzie Sider and her Band
*Sunday February 26th
2:00 p.m. – Lizzie Sider and her Band
3:00 p.m. – Idelia Mars
3:30 p.m. – Ghana
4:00 p.m. – Marty Evans Band

Location: Orange Drive and Davie Road
Admission: FREE
Parking: 5.00 on the festival grounds

75th Annual Orange Blossom Parade

*Saturday, February 25, 2012*
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Davie Road between Orange Drive and SW 39 Street

The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and will proceed down Davie Road, between SW 39 Street, south to Orange Drive.

This Year’s Theme: “Davie: A Great Place to Work and Play”

Open Farmers Market & Green Fair: Just like in the old west, purchase fresh home grown vegetables, herbs and spices, peanuts and fruits at our old fashion Farmers Market sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and the 4-H Clubs of Broward.

Free Stage Entertainment & Street Dance: Family Entertainment will take place on both days throughout the festival. FREE street concerts featuring Burnt Biscuit and Lizzie Sider on Saturday, February 25th and Lizzie Sider and Marty Evans Band on Sunday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. on the Festival Grounds. Listen to 99.9 KISS Country for guest entertainers.

Heritage championship rodeo in the covered Davie Arena: See authentic heritage rodeo at its finest! Be amazed as real cowboys from around the world compete for championship titles. The Davie Pro Rodeo was voted as the best rodeo east of the Mississippi and has won numerous awards rodeoing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Come watch cowboys and cow gals challenge 2,000 pound bulls, ride bare back, wrestle cattle, barrel race, and team rope. The kids will love it! The Davie Pro Rodeo will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00pm, in our covered Davie Arena. Gates open at 6:00pm to purchase tickets and so that you can come in and enjoy the food and vendors before the rodeo begins. Advanced and Group rate tickets are available at the Special Events and Cultural Arts office located at Davie Town Hall. Tickets are $18 and $8 (3-12) in advance and $20 and $10 (3-12) at the gate.

Festival, Parade and Rodeo Parking will be available behind the Town Hall and can only be accessed via Davie Road. Parking on the festival grounds is $5.00 per vehicle.

All times, dates and activities are subject to change.

Celebrate Arbor Day at Pine Island Park in Davie

The Town of Davie invites the public to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day on January 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Town will be holding a Forestry Field Day at Pine Island Park located at 3801 South Pine Island Road where you will have the opportunity to plant trees, pot up trees in the new nursery, get information about volunteering with the South Florida Audubon Society, and learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats. In addition, Davie residents will get to take home a free tree.

Get your volunteer hours, learn horticultural tips, help out Davie, and have fun at the same time! Bring a shovel (if you have one) and work clothes to Pine Island Park at 9 a.m. to join us.

For more information, contact Tim Lee at 954-797-1038.

[Source: Davie Press Release]

Old Davie Christmas Right Around the Corner

Old Davie School
Old Davie School
Hang up the mistletoe and trim up the tree! Santa is on his way with lots of goodies for children at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, located at 6650 Griffin Road. The 10th Annual Old Davie Christmas will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Kids will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, go for pony rides, enjoy a petting zoo, have a tasty lunch, play old-fashioned games, and more. In addition, the Davie Area Land Trust will present children’s author, Harvey E. Oyer III, to host a storytelling session. This fun-filled day is made possible by the efforts of the Davie Historical Society and the Davie School Foundation.

“We are so pleased to be presenting the 10th Annual Old Davie Christmas,” said Historical Society President, Rosie Anderson. “This is a great time for the little ones.”

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]