January Happenings

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Hot Cocoa Bar

January 9th 2:30-5:30
January 9th is early release day for the school children. Come in after school and make the best cup of hot chocolate your taste buds have ever experienced. There will be an array of toppings to choose from, as well as sweet treats to pair with your hot cocoa!


National Dress Up Your Pet Day Photo Contest

Monday, January 14th
January 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, so to celebrate, we want to see your most adorable, silly and crazy dressed up pet photos. Share them as public on Facebook with the hashtag #WFLPetDay. The photo with the most likes will win a gift card for their furry friend. The winner will be announced Wednesday January 16th.


NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY

Friday, January 25th
National Florida Day recognizes the 27th state to join the United States. The Sunshine State is home to the oldest established city in the country. With over 400 years of history, St. Augustine’s streets and colonial architecture have stories to tell. Founded by Spanish explorers in 1565, visit the city and walk in the same footsteps as 16th-century bishops, ponder the escapades of pirates and the whereabouts of lost gold and learn about the lives of European settlers. East and West Florida became the 14th and 15th British Colonies after the end of the French and Indian War in 1763. However, in 1783, after the end of the American Revolutionary War, The Treaty of Paris returned Florida to Spain. The present-day borders of Florida were absorbed through two transactions: The Louisianna Purchase in 1803 brought East Florida with it (but not without dispute from the French) and through a U.S. intervention in an uprising in West Florida in 1812 causing West Florida to join the Mississippi Territory.

Read more at: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-florida-day-january-25/


Winter Wonderland

Winter is in full swing in North Florida. Us Floridians love our mild winters, but what is there to do when it gets a little too chilly for the beach? You can celebrate winter with some seasonal activities such as ice skating at the Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, check out the last days of Adventure Landing’s Winterfest, take a stroll through St Augustine’s Nights of Lights, which stay lit through February or stay warm and cozy in one of the many museums St. Augustine has to offer.


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated a toy to our toy drive supporting The Society of St Vincent de Paul. With your help we were able to put a smile on the faces of several children this holiday season. Spreading happiness and joy, doing good deeds, making a positive impact….that is what life is all about.

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