WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police and parks & recreation agencies (June 8, 2012) – The City of Winter Park invites the community to join in the celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary. Beginning Saturday, June 9, the 125-day countdown starts. The countdown continues to Friday, October 12, 2012 – the city’s celebration of its official incorporation as the “Town of Winter Park.” For the next 125 days, the city will be posting historical facts on Facebook ® and Twitter ® reminding the community about its rich and interesting history.

To prepare for this historic milestone, the City Commission appointed the following members to the City’s 125 th
Anniversary Task Force:

  • Patrick Chapin, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Cindy Bowman LaFronz, Rollins College
  • Fairolyn Livingston, Hannibal Square Heritage Center
  • Bob Melanson, Winter Park Public Library
  • Kenneth Murrah, Murrah, Doyle and Wigle, P.A.
  • Rev. Talia Raymond, First Congregational Church of Winter Park
  • Susan Skolfield, Winter Park Historical Association

Since being appointed, the task force along with city staff has been working diligently on planning celebrations and partnering with existing events throughout the 2012 year to share the city’s 125th anniversary well wishes.

In addition, the city has launched a new 125th anniversary button on the home page of its official website highlighting all of the celebrations and events, providing historical resources, and pertinent information associated with this milestone.

“This anniversary is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am so honored to continue in the footsteps of our very first Mayor Robert White, Jr., who was elected into office on October 12, 1887. This is an exciting time for Winter Park. I look forward to celebrating our city’s history, but also building our preferred future this year with the community,” said Mayor Ken Bradley.

To keep up to date on all of the city’s 125th anniversary celebrations, please click the 125th anniversary button on the home page of the city’s official website at, follow us on Facebook ® and Twitter ®, or call 407-599-3428.

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