Celery Stalks

By Janet Foley March 28, 2013 6:29 pm.

Did you all happen to read the article in the Orlando Sentinel last Saturday by Beth Kassab on where our chickens will fit in our new down town? We are not finding many of our feathered friends around town now, but people are saying they are beginning to show up – so now we are to worry about them fitting in around Oviedo on the Park. That will take time. Meanwhile, let’s worry about their bravery navigating around town when the buildings are being moved. I can just hear the dinner table conversations now.This is the last call to place historic items – “photography, writing and local artefacts” – in one of the Seminole County Public Library branches’ time capsules. The deadline is Saturday, March 30, at 5 pm. The capsules will be sealed at special ceremonies on April 14 at 2 pm., and will be opened in 2063. For more information, call the East Branch Library at 407-665-1560.

Saturday, March 30, is a very busy day for all little ones. The First United Methodist Church of Oviedo is having a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 am. Bring the kids and grand kids along with a couple dozen filled plastic eggs for a great fun morning.

Also, the city of Oviedo will have its Marshmallow Drop at 10 am. at the Oviedo Sports Complex, 1251 E. Broadway St. Tickets are $1 before the event, and $2 the day of the event. Children will collect marshmallows to redeem for candy. For more information, please call 407-971-5575.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life will begin on Saturday, April 6, at 2 pm. and run until 8 am. on Sunday, April 7, at Hagerty High School. If you’d like to get involved, please visit relayforlife.org/oviedofl

This year once again, the Historic Walking Tour on Saturday, April 6, will begin at the First United Methodist Church with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:45 am., with tours from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is free but donations will be cheerfully accepted. Recommended donation for the breakfast is $5, and $2 for tours. This year’s theme is “Tall Tales,” with guided tours leaving every 15 minutes. The hike is 1.4 miles long. It is always a very nice event presented by TOPP (The Oviedo Preservation Project).

The Oviedo Garden Club presents its annual plant sale from 8:30 am. to 12:30 pm. on Saturday, April 13, at the Oviedo Cemetery on the corner of Broadway Street and Aulin Avenue with ample parking. All are welcome. The plant sale has been a tradition of the club for decades. Many of the club’s members grow many of the plants from seeds in their own greenhouses and backyards. The sale is unique in many ways, as the club’s 30 members are available to share their knowledge and experience of growing these plants. All plants are reasonably priced, and proceeds from the sale are given to local groups such as Florida Trail Association, Ed Yarborough Nature Center and other environmental related organizations, as well as the local library. For more information, please call Barbara at 407-366-5380.

The Forgotten Ones Inc. continues to cultivate hope in the hearts of others with free lunch, groceries and haircuts available on the last Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vine Outreach Thrift Store, located at 98 West Broadway Street. in Oviedo. Volunteers are needed for cashiers and resource center help. For more information, please call 407-971-8135 or visit theforgottenonesinc.org

Happy Easter to one and all.

A thought: ”Books are more than books. They area the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. – Amy Lowell

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