Thousands gathered at a picturesque Lake Baldwin for a classic Independence Day complete with a patriotic dog contest, apple pie bake-off, watermelon eating/seed spitting contest and grand firework display!
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The Orlando Chili Cook Off at Baldwin Park was an incredible success! The Top 5 visited thanks to the generosity of Amie Dugan, whose outstanding marketing for Special Olympics Florida really pays off.
Despite what looked like threatening weather, over 2500 people enjoyed the spicy samplings. What a fun and festive way to raise money and awareness!
Thanks for inviting us and we look forward to next year!
(And remember, Top 5 fans, you can donate to Special Olympics any time!)
Rain, rain, stay away! Threatening gray clouds and a sprinkling of raindrops only slightly dampered the evening Art Stroll at Baldwin Park. Attendance was still fairly good all considering. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and took in the artwork of several local artists, including:
- Gail Peck
- Palin Perez Jackson
- Maryse Jupillat
- Catherine Hempel
- M Scott Morgan
- Jacob Cordell
- Morgan Steele
- Tami Lannom
- Tiffany Beasi
One of my favorite meetings tonight was with artist Tre (the last artist featured on the video below). He is associated with the Culture Mart on Magnolia in downtown Orlando. He told me about a cool online magazine InProgress Urban Arts Magazine, which supports local artists. Please check it out…very neat idea! Support your Orlando artists!
Enjoy the video: