Community Invited to Join Winter Park’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations

125th Anniversary Celebration in Winter Park FloridaOctober 12, 2012, marks the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Winter Park. The city invites the community to join in the celebration of this momentous occasion at the following once-in-a-lifetime events:

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Winter Park and Rollins College: 125 Years of Memories Opening Reception
Presented by Rollins College; view 125 years of the city’s history through the photographic eye of our earliest cameras while enjoying refreshments, beverages & live music; Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave.; Free; 407-644-8281.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
125th anniversary Prayer Breakfast & Service
The prayer service immediately following the breakfast is free and open to the public. To purchase tickets for the breakfast, please contact 407-647-2416 or by Tuesday, October 9, at 5 p.m.; First Congregational Church of Winter Park,
225 S. Interlachen Ave.

2 p.m.
1887 Ergood Hall Incorporation Meeting
In 1887, a meeting was held for the purpose of organizing a municipal government and incorporating the town of Winter Park in Ergood Hall which is now Penzeys Spices. City Commissioners will lead the community in a celebration of this historic meeting 125 years ago. Enjoy a slice of the city’s 125th birthday cake compliments of The Flour Shop; 102 N. Park Ave., corner of Morse Blvd. & Park Ave.; Free; 407-599-3428.

5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Winter Park Historical Association’s Peacock Ball
Presented by Rollins College; honoring the city’s 125th Anniversary; Central Park West Meadow; purchase tickets at 407-647-2330 or

11 a.m.
39th annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
Presented by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce; co-sponsored by the City of Winter Park and Crealdé School of Art; sing Happy Birthday to the city and enjoy a piece of the city’s 125th birthday cake compliments of The Flour Shop (while supplies last); Central Park; Free;; 407-644-8281.

6 p.m.
Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week Runway Show
Featuring 1887 period clothing and honoring the city’s 125th anniversary as part of the Emerging Designer Contest; Central Park West Meadow;; 407-644-8281.

For more information 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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