Poinciana Christmas parade, holiday celebration set for Dec. 8

I’m not one to jump over holidays. After all, we have not reached Thanksgiving yet. While Christmas is still a month away, the Association of Poinciana Villages’ plans for this year’s Christmas Parade are in full swing. If you, your company or organization, wish to be a part of it, act now!

The Poinciana Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Immediately following the parade, the Christmas celebration will begin at Vance Harmon Community Park Amphitheater Field. Celebrate the season with bounce houses, live holiday music, float displays, dancing, food trucks and parade winners. To be a part of the festivities, contact LifeStyles Director Cynthia Cardona at cynthia.cardona@fsresidential.com

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Veterans Day honors those who served the United States in all wars. Observance of Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military who served, particularly living veterans.

Join the Association of Poinciana Villages in honoring our veterans at a Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Association of Poinciana Villages Administration Building, 401 Walnut St.

At 11 a.m., members of the Solivita Veterans Club will present our nation’s colors. The Mobile Unit of the Armed Forces Museum will be available for tours. After the ceremony, complementary hot dogs, chips and beverages will be available.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Take some time to recognize and thank those who served our country.

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The Boy Scouts of America will be holding an informational meeting for parents on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Poinciana Branch Library. This meeting is for parents interested in enrolling their child into a troop. Troop meetings are held at Deerwood Elementary School, but your child does not need to be a student at the school. The Poinciana Branch Library is located at 101 N. Doverplum Ave.

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The AARP Driver Safety Program’s Smart Driver Course is designed to help participants refine driver skills and develop safe driving skills and develop safe driving habits. Upon completion of the course, Florida drivers 55 and older may be eligible for vehicle insurance discounts. Advance registration is required.

The Smart Driver Course will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Center, 445 Marigold Ave. The fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. For more information call 407-314-1798.

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The next Poinciana Community Awareness Committee Meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Center, 445 Marigold Ave. The speaker for this meeting will be Deputy Sheriff William Pastor from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

This committee was formed by the Poinciana Board of Directors to keep the community aware on what is happening in Poinciana. The committee also helps to develop viable solutions to issues of concern.

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If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email news@osceolanewsgazette.com.