Fruitland Park Day Parade 2015

Fruitland Park Day Parade 4-11-2015 Fruitland Park Florida

 

 

Fruitland Park Day was originally held to honor Armed Forces Day, but has evolved into a two-day community celebration. Activities began at 5 p.m. Friday with the Fruitland Park Library hosting a book sale in the Casino Building until 8 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m., Jim Van Fleet and The Reign performed until 9 p.m. Kids were entertained by magician Mike Carnevale and there was free admission to a bounce house. On Saturday, the day began with a 5K Run and a 5K walk beginning at 8 a.m., and a free “Kids 14 & Under” one-mile fun run starting at 9 a.m. The book sale continued from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The town’s annual parade began at 10 a.m. with parade announcer, DJ Jimi. Other activities included: Live performances from the Taloko Indian Dancers; Carnevale creating balloon animals free for the kids; and a puppet show courtesy of Covenant Life Church. The also were a Cutest Kid’s Contest at noon for girls through age 12 and boys through age 8. In addition, there were a variety of arts and crafts, jewelry and purses, food vendors, civic organizations and promotional booths and more. For more information, call the Recreation Office at 352-360-6734 or email fprecreation@aol.com.
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