Mayor Jacobs Joins Holiday Parades to Spread Yuletide Cheer Across Orange County
Mayor Teresa Jacobs and members of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners joined local residents at several holiday parades hosted by the cities of Winter Park, Ocoee and Winter Garden on Dec. 2, 2017.
“These magical holiday parades would not be possible without the hard work of our wonderful volunteers and dedicated city partners. Their efforts truly embody the hometown culture of Orange County, and our ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ philosophy,” Mayor Jacobs said. “All their efforts and commitment can be seen in the joy and happiness that these parades bring to their communities.”
The City of Winter Park celebrated its 65th Annual “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade – Central Florida’s longest running Christmas parade – with a route spanning historic Park Avenue from Cole Avenue to Lymann Avenue. Mayor Jacobs joined more than 100 bands, dance troupes, floats and St. Nick himself.
Mayor Jacobs also celebrated with the City of Ocoee at their annual Christmas parade. The parade, presented by the Ocoee Lions Club in conjunction with the City of Ocoee, featured floats and walkers spreading holiday cheer along Maguire Road and ending at Municipal Lakefront Park at Ocoee City Hall.
The festive day culminated with Mayor Jacobs joining the City of Winter Garden Christmas Parade in the afternoon. Before Mayor Jacobs was elected as Orange County Mayor in 2010, she served as the District 1 Commissioner, which includes the City of Winter Garden. Hundreds of citizens came out to enjoy the annual Christmas parade, which ran from South Dillard Street to Winter Garden’s City Hall on West Plant Street. The parade featured holiday floats, vintage cars and performances from children’s groups, bands and church groups.
Photo Caption: Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined community leaders at the City of Winter Park’s 65th Annual “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade.