On Tuesday, October 5, the City Commission recognized the Coral Springs Fire Department for promoting Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink shirts and gloves throughout the month of October.
“This is very special and dear to my heart as my sister is a two-time breast cancer survivor and she’s still fighting breast cancer today. I want to thank the Coral Springs Fire Department for jumping on board for Breast Cancer Awareness. By them wearing these shirts while on duty, it’s a reminder to people to do regular breast exams and prevent the disease from spreading,” Commissioner Vince Boccard said.
The Coral Springs Fire Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Station 80. This event is open to the public and for a $5 donation, residents will receive a plate of pasta prepared by Coral Springs Firefighters. Donations will benefit the Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association, which contributes to local charities. Station 80 is located at 2801 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd.
The City Commission recognized Michael Neider for his service to the Economic Development Foundation Board after serving for 15 years. Neider was instrumental in establishing the CEO Group and has been a constant contributor to the ideas and growth of the EDF.
“Thanks to the leadership in the City over the past 15 years, you have quite an Economic Development Foundation and I’m very proud of it,” Neider said.
The Commission also proclaimed October 17 thru October 23 as “Florida City Government Week,” which is part of an ongoing effort sponsored by the Florida League of Cities (FLC) to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how city government works. Florida City Government Week activities are being celebrated around the theme, “My City: I’m Part of It, I’m Proud of It.”
“The Florida League of Cities works really hard to promote cities and all the things we’re trying to accomplish and they’re doing a great job,” Commissioner Roy Gold said.
Then, the Commission proclaimed October 2 to October 9, 2010 as “DollarWise Week.” Lack of financial literacy is a national problem that needs to be addressed. As a result, the United States Conference of Mayors’ Council for the New American City established “DollarWise: Mayors for Financial Literacy” with the purpose of educating citizens on personal and household finances.
“There is a financial crises and the more we can teach young people, the more we can all benefit,” Mayor Scott Brook said.
Lastly, October is also “National Arts and Humanities Month.” Since 1993, hundreds of organizations across the nation celebrate the arts this month. During the month of October, the City encourages its residents to renew or begin an active participation in the arts.
“This is a unique and small community to support a museum of this size and we have a wonderful kickoff exhibit this month,” Executive Director Barbara O’Keefe said. For more information on the Coral Springs Museum of Art, visit www.csmart.org.
Photos of these recognitions are available at www.CoralSprings.org/Commission/Recognitions.