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Celery Stalks

Janet Foley

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Happy Easter to all! Wow, what a busy several weeks we are having in April. The Taste of Oviedo was last week and I believe I saw you there. I took my daughter, who lives in Altamonte Springs, and she said, “I had a great time, Mom.” I believe she left with one of everything they were handing out. I didn’t think they had as many food booths as in the previous years. They need to work on the shuttle service for next year. All in all, everybody seemed to be having a great time; I did.

Cook-Off winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Citrus & Celery Cook-Off at the Taste of Oviedo: Celery:

• 1st & Grand Prize- Country Ribs with Citrus, Celery & BBQ Sauce-JB Bailey, 2nd Oviedo “Chick”en with Citrus & Celery- Tracy Squadrito, 3rd Cranberry Orange Chicken Salad – Anna Ondick, 4th Oviedo Chicken Salad – Paul Sladek.

• Citrus: Citrus Shrimp on Toast Points-Sean Flaherty, 2nd Citrus Marinated Shrimp-Roberta McQueen, 3rd Avocado Lime Pie- Michelle Ertel, 4th Orange Macadamia Nut Fudge-Jean Norton

• Duda Professional Taste Awards: Celery and Heart-Nikki Geiger, Mexican Ceviche-Jose De Los Reyes, Buff-Chicken Mac N Cheese- Kiersten Walker, Country Ribs with Citrus, Celery & BBQ Sauce –JB Bailey and Nanny’s Lemon-Glazed Pound cake.

Farmer’s market

I would like to clarify some information (being a member of OHS and the event committee) that I learned from a booth person at the Taste. There was a sign posted that read “June 4- Farmers Market” being promoted by the Oviedo Historical Society — wrong.

The Oviedo Historical Society will be presenting to our citizens of Oviedo a farmers market coming in the next few months. We haven’t picked the date yet. It will be the first Saturday of the month; the society still has permitting and insurance details to work out. We are very excited about this event and vendors we have contacted are very pleased and we hope you will be also. You may also keep in touch by visiting our web site, www.oviedohs.com

Music Fest

Please mark your calendars for the Oviedo Historical Society’s Annual “Music Fest on the Green” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 21 at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. Come and enjoy food and refreshments, music includes rhythm and blues, light rock and country. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Best of all, come before 11:30 a.m. as we will have a dedication for our 50-year time capsule. Watch for flyers and more news later.

Marshmallow drop

Now since the Easter Bunny arrives this Sunday, I think the little ones should pop over to the Oviedo Sports Complex, 1251 East Broadway St., 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 for the Marshmallow Drop. The event is being presented by the Oviedo Recreation and Parks Department and will provide children with an alternative to the traditional competitive Easter egg hunt. Their event will rain marshmallows as a helicopter hovers over the baseball fields, distributing more than 25,000 marshmallows. Children will collect them and redeem them for candy. One can also have visits and pictures with the Marshmallow Drop Bunny, refreshment for purchase, inflatable games and activities. Admission is free.

Founder’s Day party

Another neat festival to attend is the Founder’s Day Celebration 2-7 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 East Main Street, Geneva. The event will include a classic and vintage “Tin Can Campers” show, musical entertainment, children’s games and square dancing. Barbecue will be available from 3-7 p.m. Admission is free. Need more information? Please call 407-792-058.

New glass class

Attention! The Artistic Hand is presenting a very new class, glass blowing. It is one of its kind in this area. I have already heard exciting news about this class from several local citizens. So, if you are interested, please contact Del Seaman at 407-366-7882. This is a special @@new@@ one-day workshop in glass blowing (Sundays) and Fused Glass (Mondays).

The glass blowing teacher is Steve Monser. The cost of the workshop is $95, $45 for material fees. Classes are to start the first week of May.

Potters Tour

The Artistic Hand will also be participating in the Mother’s Day Oviedo Potters Tour. The Tour will take place Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. The Artistic Hand will be a teacher-student show and sale. You are welcome to walk across the street for potter Barbara Bailey and students viewing potters with Susie Vey.

A thought

“Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I’ve discovered is everything in life.” —Isaac B. Singer