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]

New book: IMITATE CHRIST, by Tom Truex

(Davie, Florida)

Former Davie Mayor, Tom Truex, leads a Saturday morning Bible study group.1 They are finishing a one year study of Thomas à Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ. All of the study notes, including the complete text of The Imitation of Christ, are arranged in a study guide and daily devotional, and renamed, Imitate Christ. It is now available, in print and ebook version. Follow the link at ImitateChrist.ORG.

In about the year 1418 AD, a humble monk named Thomas à Kempis wrote a book called, The Imitation of Christ. In the 600 years since then, that book has been the second most widely read religious book in the world – second only to the Bible.

Imitate Christ is a daily devotional, including the complete text of The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis, and many selections drawn from his lessor known writings, such as Instructions for Religious; Moments with the Consoling Christ; Prayers and Meditations; and “The Little Kempis.

Special features ONLY in this edition:

  • Complete text of Bible references.
  • Commentary–helps in personal devotion and group study.
  • Comprehensive text and heavily annotated—578 pages and over 1150 references and footnotes
  • Expanded index–useful in selecting a devotion for a particular topic or Bible verse
  • Weekly summaries and reviews
  • Large, easy to read print
  • FREE additional resources and information at ImitateChrist.ORG

If you’ve never heard of or read The Imitation of Christ, don’t feel bad. The book has fallen out of favor in recent years because the values it promotes are on the decline as well: honor, humility, sacrifice, and service to others (to name just a few).

  1. More information is available at K-Line.ORG and ImitateChrist.ORG

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, 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]

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]

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

Or Make Check Payable: EASE Foundation

Send To:

6901 Orange Dr
Davie, FL 33314


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

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]

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