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Osceola County is featured as November in the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 2019 FAC Calendar: “Old Florida.”
Capitalizing on technology to capture a historic vista, a drone was used for an aerial view of Osceola County’s Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Osceola County scenes have appeared in the calendar four times over the last six years.
“While Osceola County continues to move forward toward a bright future, we are always grounded in our past and the traditions of those who settled here. The Pioneer Village is a testament to how life was once lived in our community and we honor that history and the foundation it provides for tomorrow,” said Commission Chairwoman Cheryl Grieb. “We’re delighted that FAC selected this photo so that our County is once again showcased to others in the state.”
This year’s theme was chosen by FAC members in the month of July and a photo contest was held until mid-September.
More than 300 photos that were historic — or of historic significance — were submitted. From the submissions, only 15 were selected for the 2019 calendar.
“This year’s calendar theme honors Florida’s rich and diverse history and the generations of Floridians who have contributed to the success of this great state that we call home,” said Florida Association of Counties President and Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner. “The FAC calendar is great way for counties and citizens to showcase their local history.”
The photos chosen to represent 15 different counties and include: Cover: Franklin County, December 2018: Leon County, January 2019: Levy County, February 2019: Palm Beach County, March 2019: Putnam County, April 2019: Okeechobee County, May 2019: Flagler County, June 2019: Pinellas Beach County, July 2019: St. Johns County, August 2019: Nassau County, September 2019: Hendry County, October 2019: Pasco County, November 2019: Osceola County, December 2019: Santa Rosa County, Back Cover: Collier County.
Founded in 1929, the Florida Association of Counties is a non-profit association representing the diverse interests of Florida’s 67 counties. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.