City of Pensacola Staff, Mayor Team up for United Way Day of Caring
Nearly 50 City of Pensacola staff members and Mayor Grover Robinson joined volunteers throughout the community to support United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Oct. 4, an annual community service effort coordinated by United Way of West Florida.
City employees worked on a variety of projects Friday at Manna Food Pantries, including preparing food bags for local elementary school students, cleaning and organizing Manna’s warehouse, landscaping, pressure washing and more.
According to Manna’s Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker, the team’s volunteerism for the day equated to helping provide 41,048 healthy meals, which could feed 13,683 people in one day.
“Manna does a great job, and we’re just grateful for the opportunity to come here and work with them and be a team with them,” Mayor Robinson said.
Several city departments and divisions were represented Friday, including Pensacola Police Department, Pensacola Fire Department, Pensacola Energy, Pensacola International Airport, Port of Pensacola, Financial Services, Housing, Human Resources, City Attorney’s Office, Office of the Mayor, and Sanitation Services & Fleet Management. Mayor Robinson commended city employees for their hard work Friday and said he was excited to participate in Day of Caring with such a dedicated team.
Mayor Announces Town Hall Meeting for District 4
The public is invited to attend Mayor Grover Robinson’s Town Hall with District 4 Councilman Jared Moore on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vickrey Resource Center located at 2130 Summit Blvd.
Mayor Robinson and Councilman Moore will provide opening remarks and then turn it over to the citizens to ask questions and provide comments regarding District 4.
“We made a commitment to be out in the community gathering input on ways to improve Pensacola,” Mayor Robinson said. “We’ve had great turnout for every town hall we’ve hosted, which proves to me citizens find them of value. I look forward to spending time with the people of District 4 and finding ways we can continue to move our great community forward.”
Read more about the town hall in our news release.
Join Us in Welcoming our New Cadets to the Pensacola Fire Department!
On a Similar Note, Don’t Forget Public Safety Day is Saturday
Last One: Final Mayor’s Neighborhood Cleanup for the Year is Oct. 26
The next Mayor’s Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, allowing residents in the cleanup area to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.
Residents in the cleanup area must leave items at curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of the cleanup.
Please note that items left at curbside outside of the cleanup area will not be collected.
This month’s cleanup area covers the east Scenic Heights area east of Pensacola International Airport, generally south of Baywoods Drive, north of Summit Boulevard, east of Spanish Trail and along Scenic Highway.
Hey Pensacola, You’ve Been Voted as One of the Friendliest Cities
The travel website recently asked their 1.5 million monthly readers and 346,000 fans on the official Trips To Discover Florida Facebook page to find out which Florida city is considered the most friendly by visitors. Trips to Discover collected feedback about whether a city had helpful locals, was easy to get around, and if visitors felt safe. The overall feedback score takes into account all three of those additional categories.
Pensacola ranked number two in the cities with the most helpful locals.
According to their website, 126 different Florida cities received votes during the survey. Almost 80 percent of the participants voted for a city they did not live in.
Read the full list of winners on Trips to Discover’s website.
Grab Your Paddles and Play Pickleball at Armstrong Park!
Reminder: Youth Basketball Sign-Ups are Underway
Registration is open now through Nov. 27 for the City of Pensacola’s recreation basketball league at Vickrey Resource Center. The league is for players ages 5-14 and will run January through February 2020. The cost to participate is $72 for city residents and $83 for non-city residents. There are three ways to register: online, in person at the Vickrey Resource Center or by mailing registration to the Athletics division at Exchange Park, 3200 E. Lakeview Ave., Pensacola, FL 32503. Registration forms are available online at PlayPensacola.com
Cobb, Fricker and Woodland Heights Resource Centers have partnered to offer a Youth Recreational Basketball Training League for ages 5-14. Participants can register through Dec. 6 at any of those locations or online. The league will begin practices Dec. 18, and league play will be in January and February 2020. The cost is $25 for ages 5-7, $35 for ages 8-10 and 11-12, and $50 for ages 13-14.
For more more details visit the Youth Basketball page.
Ready to Dance? Register for Classes at Gull Point Resource Center
Registration for fall dance classes at Gull Point Resource Center is now underway. Those wanting to sign up have until Oct. 18 to do so. Classes begin on Oct. 21.
Dance classes are offered in a variety of disciplines for youth and adults. City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation offers dance lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, Irish, belly dance, line dancing, tumbling and more.
Find the schedule and register for classes at PlayPensacola.com.
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