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Floats for 4th of July Parade:
See the entry form for the floats, bikes, & four-wheelers at the
bottom of this Geneva Email News.
You must send in a registration to win an award - by
The theme this year is "God, Country, Community".
The Geneva Business of the Month is Molly's
Cake Creations. Molly makes
custom cakes for any occasion - any size and any theme. She makes classic
and specialty cake flavors with a wide assortment of frostings. Custom
fillings include strawberry, pineapple, raspberry, Bavarian cream, and
peanut butter. 407-468-3656.
can also find her on Facebook. YUM!
New school students
- If you have new students to enroll in any grade level at Geneva
Elementary, please do so as soon as possible. Once the student count cap is
reached in a grade, the district may direct your child to attend another
school. We want all Geneva students to stay in Geneva! Enroll
now. (Office closed July 4th
Rural Heritage Center wants to hold a Beginners
Computer Class for adults. If
you are interested email RuralHeritageCenter@gmail.com
or call 407-792-0758 to secure a spot. The classes will be small for more
personal attention. Dates will
be set when a class is filled. Cost
is a mere $25 for 4 hrs. If
there is enough interest, other classes will follow.
News: Geneva General is
reopening July 1.
Geneva Little Free Library is
open and you can "take a book(s), leave a book(s)".
It is located under the big sycamore tree at the corner of 1st &
Main Street by our historic brick school - the Rural Heritage Center. There
are kid and adult books! Read
all summer! Sponsored by the
Geneva Village Homemakers.
Contacts & Information
Geneva's parks, churches, cemeteries, organizations for youth/ adults,
places to hold events, etc., can always be found at
Sunday - The Mountain Dulcimer
Gathering (usually meets at 1:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E
Main St. on the first Sunday of the month).
Due to 4th of July performance, we will meet on June 29th instead of
the first Sunday in July. Bring
your dulcimer and learn to play it better or try out one of our dulcimers to
see if you might like to learn. As
usual come a little early for individual help.
$5 for expenses. Questions,
call Mary Jo - GenevaHGS@aol.com, 407-349-5697.
- August -
The Summer Eco Camp Season at the
Yarborough Nature Center, Geneva Wilderness Area, CR 426, is for ages 7 to
12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (extended day available).
The 5-day day camps are $132 per 5-day camp ($15/extended day).
Limited scholarships are available - call Greg Kirby, 407-665-2170
about scholarships. See all the
week session different themes on the Registration Form.
Registration Form can be found online: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/parksrec/pdf/2014
Summer Adventure Camps Registration
Form.pdf. For more
info, call 407-349-0949.
is undergoing several major renovation projects this summer. The office
staff will in Monday thru Thursday over the summer (with the exception
of the 4th of July week), but they may need to relocate to another location.
Look for directional signs on
July 2, Wednesdays - Free Square
Dance Lessons! Exercise the Fun Way and learn to Square dance! Square
Dancing provides mental and physical exercise and is a great way to
socialize. Come from 8:00 to
10:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center (historic brick school), 101 E. Main
St, Geneva. For more information
call or email Mike or Linde at email@example.com, 407-349-9255.
2 & 4 (every
Wed. & Fri.) - The Community
Church of God's Inasmuch Food Pantry,
located at the NE corner of SR 46 & Cochran Rd, provides food for those
in need on Wednesdays 9 - 11 AM and Fridays 8 - 10 AM. You can drop off
food, toiletries, other necessities during open hours or call the number
below for pickup. Mail tax
deductible contributions to the Geneva Inasmuch Community Pantry, PO Box
1164, Geneva, Fl 32732. For more
information or to volunteer, contact Rick Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org,
2 & 5
(every Wed. & Sat.) - The Thrift
House is open from 9:00 AM -
2:00 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They
have daily specials so please check them out.
Also like us on Facebook at FUMC Geneva Thrift House.
The Shop is located in the house on
Church Street behind the Methodist Church playground.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.
Volunteers needed. For
more information contact Stacey at Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com or
Thursday - Set-up Day for July 4th.
Anyone who would like to help with Setting
up for the July 4th Festival at the Rural Heritage Center, please join
us at 8:30 AM on Thursday With enough help,
we should be finished before 12:00 noon.
We need lots of help, more fun!
Also could use a few extra hands on the
morning of July 4th from 7- 9 AM to finish setting up.
July 3 (every Thurs.) - The First United Methodist Church of Geneva has a Food Pantry open every Thursday from 1 - 3 PM. Go to the right side door of the church hall. It is open to any resident of Geneva who needs food. For more information or to make donations of food or money, contact Stacey- Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com, 407-754-7948. Please tell your neighbors who don't get the Geneva Email News about both of Geneva's Food Pantries.
4th of July, Friday
of Geneva's Independence Day Parade & Festival
Parade Registration at bottom of this page)
The festival after the Parade is at the Rural Heritage Center (old
school) this year
- not at Community Center.
AM - All who are participating in the parade should be in the Geneva Baptist
Church Parking lot for the Parade Line-up.
Enter at the Main Street entrance.
You must Register your float to
win a prize. See registration at
very bottom of this Geneva Email
cars will line up in the school's front parking lot.
Due to school construction this
year, the parade horses will line up behind the Baptist Church.
(All horses must have proof of Coggins.)
The Rural Heritage Center, 1st and Main, will be open to the public
for restrooms and water fountains.
AM - Independence Day Parade -
"God, Country, Community" - The only parade in Central Florida
actually on the 4th of July. There
will be good viewing of the parade from 1st Street, Pine Street, 2nd Street,
and Avenue C. An antique plane Flyover
takes place during the parade. There
will be an antique car show in the school's front parking lot starting at 9
AM. These Antique Vehicles will start off the Parade at 10 AM and then will
park in front of the school again for viewing. After the Antique
Vehicles have completed the parade route, the Traditional Parade will
start with floats, bicycles, horses, band, etc.
The parade is guaranteed to give you that small-town patriotic
feeling in your stomach.
AM (after parade) - 4th of July
Festival - After the parade,
bring your out-of-town company to the annual hometown Festival at the
Rural Heritage Center, 1st & Main - NEW LOCATION!
There will be barbecue, music, kid's games, entertainment, cow pie
toss, cake walk*, farrier
demonstration, small animal and reptile display, and face painter (inside).
The ever-funny Richard Sloane will emcee the program outside
consisting of flag ceremony, band and dulcimer music, and award presentation
for the winning floats, bicycles & horses.
There will also be the annual 50/50 raffle where you can win half of
the money taken in. Don't miss
it! All proceeds of the
parade and festival go to the Geneva Community Center and the Rural Heritage
* Don't know what a Cake Walk is?
The Geneva Village Homemakers have been baking cakes for the
old-fashioned Cake Walk at the Festival for years
First, purchase your ticket for $1, then stand on numbered
squares which form a large circle on the floor, then walk from number to
number as the music plays. When
the music stops whoever is on the winning drawn number wins a homemade cake.
Come inside the ballroom at the RHC (old school) for some family fun!
Sun.) - If you have been looking for a place to go to have fun and make
new friends, consider Square Dancing.
No previous experience is necessary.
The BrenDon Squares dance every Sunday from 4:30 - 6:30 at the Rural
Heritage Center, 101 E Main Street, Geneva.
Please contact us today to sign up for our next class. The first
lesson is free and each additional lesson is only $5.00/person.
Questions: email@example.com or 407-542-3799.
Sunday (every Sunday) - Music
Lessons / Practice every Sun at 5 PM,
followed by Bible Study at 6:00 PM. Bring
your instrument & your voice and join in. Questions - Pastor Leonard
7, Monday - The Rural Heritage
Center at 101 E Main will be holding a class called "Once
Upon a Time" from 9 to 11 AM. This is a basic class to learn the
elements of a story and their importance. This class is intended for
writers, poets, songwriters, grandparents, Sunday School teachers and anyone
else who has a story they want someone else to know. The tuition for this
class is $40. Please bring
writing materials such as notebook & pen/pencil.
The enrollment deadline is Monday, June 30.
Please contact me at 321-283-6895 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 & 11
(every Tues. & Fri.) There
is an open AA group that meets at the Church of the Nazarene, 205 W
SR 46, Geneva, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM.
For more information on Alcoholics Anonymous go to www.cflintergroup.org/pdf/meeting/lg_meetingguide.pdf.
13 & 27,
(every 2nd & 4th Sun. of month) - The Museum
of Geneva History will be open from 2:00 to 4:00 PM or by appointment -
407-349-5697. It is located at 165 1st Street, next door to the Geneva
Community Center. Admission is
free. Our present exhibit is "Furs, Feathers, and Frocks" which is part of the Decades
of Fashion Design which the Museum is exhibiting through 2014. Fashions
of the 20's, 30's, and 40's are on display on models and in family photos.
Ongoing displays are an old-fashioned kitchen & bedroom, pioneer craft
area, old store, family genealogy records, Civil War display, old toys &
musical instruments, an FEC Railway display, etc.
Our Village Store is open with Geneva t-shirts & hoodies,
historic prints, history & photo books, historic walking/driving tour,
etc. Check out Geneva's history
July 15, Tuesday - We're back! For those interested in learning to dance, or just learning to dance better, our Genuine Ballroom Latin Lessons will resume at the Geneva Community Center from 7-8 PM. This lesson on 7/15 and the following one on the 7/22, will complete the 4-week agenda for the Hustle, which was interrupted by our absence. The next series of 4 lessons will be in the sultry, popular, and innovative West Coast Swing. Come to the Geneva Community Center for fun, rhythm, and companionship. No experience or partner necessary. Each 4-week session will conclude with our group meeting at a local establishment for a night of dancing. The cost of each lesson is $10 per person / $15 per couple. For more info: email@example.com, 407-314-7667.
Saturday (3rd Sat. of each month) The
Farmers Market is held at the Rural
Heritage Center from 8 AM to 1 PM. Please
help us get the word out by telling all your friends and neighbors! In
addition to veggies, fruits, raw honey, baked goods, pasta, plants, jams,
jellies, breads & more. We
will have Streats Food Truck so you can bring the family and enjoy some food
under the trees! Want to learn
more about the history of our Village? Then a Walking/Driving Tour map is
available as well. The Little Free Library is also there for you to get a
book(s), leave a book(s). We
hope to have a "Heritage Corner" focusing on learning a
"trade" or "skill".
Want to learn about growing a garden? How about beekeeping? Soap
making? Your family can learn skills together.
We have 10X10 spots left to rent, contact Trish Deer: 407-733-7514, firstname.lastname@example.org.
19, Saturday - Come
for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva
Community Center. There is
acoustic, toe-tapping, bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel music to
enjoy. Hamburgers, sausage,
hot-dogs are for sale at a very modest cost from 6:00 to 7:00 PM (or until
the food runs out). The music
goes from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. If
you play an acoustic instrument, get a chair up front early and join us.
A 50/50 raffle is held each month where the winner gets half the pot
and the other half of the pot and food proceeds go to the upkeep of the
Geneva Community Center.
(and every Sunday thereafter) - Waltz
Lessons in choreographed ballroom dancing (aka round dancing) are being
taught for couples from 2:30 - 4:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E
Main Street, Geneva. Please feel free to stop by anytime to watch. Click on
the links below to see a sample of a Waltz and a Rumba danced by the Geneva
dancers at the Rural Heritage Center. As always, no experience is required
for the lessons and the $5 cost per couple will be donated to the Rural
Heritage Center. For questions,
call 407-349-9255 or write to email@example.com.
Saturday (last Sat. each month) - Community Church
of God Men's Fellowship Breakfast
will be at the IHOP by Alafaya Woods Publix, Alafaya Trail,
8:00 AM. All Geneva men
are invited. Please join us. Rick
Hughes, 407-461-7066 firstname.lastname@example.org
August 8, Friday - Meet Your Teacher at the Open House at Geneva Elementary School - 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon.
August 11, Monday - First Day
of School for the 2014-2015
Seminole County School year.
13, (every 2nd Wed., no mtg. in
July) - The Geneva Village Homemakers meet at the Geneva Community
Center at 10:00 AM. Come visit
and find that we are just plain folks who have a good time, go places, and
like to give service to our community. This
all-age group also has a Card Club, Book Club, Quilt Club, Cultural Arts,
and Dinner Club for those members who are interested. Working women are
welcome to join and participate in evening or weekend happenings.
Questions - contact Robin at 407-349-0040 or email@example.com.
Saturday - Come for a free evening of old-time music that you have been
hankering for at the Geneva Jam at
the Geneva Community Center. There
is toe-tapping, acoustic, bluegrass, traditional country, and old-fashioned
gospel music to enjoy. Hamburgers,
sausage, hot-dogs are for sale at a very modest cost from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
(or until the food runs out). The
music starts around 6:30 and goes to 9:30.
If you play an acoustic instrument, get a chair up front early and
join us. A 50/50 raffle is held
each month where the winner gets half the pot and the other half of the pot
plus food proceeds go to the upkeep of the Geneva Community Center.
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you would like your Geneva-based, nonprofit organization and/or
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are specifically related to our rural village lifestyle.
Volunteer Editor - MJM
can be found on Geneva Historical Society's website:
(A copy of the Geneva Email News is also on the website monthly.)
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4th of July
a copy - highlight and print the "selection")
us to participate in the Annual Geneva 4th of July Parade and Festival.
Show off your Event Decorated & Themed Float, Bike and Commercial
Entry to the 2014 Theme “ God, Country, Community”. Prizes are available
for registered participants. To be considered for the Patriot Awards, please complete the following information
returning it to Jessie Harrelson or Dorothy Hardee by July 3, 2014 by email:
Jessie_Harrelson@bellsouth.net, Dorothy.Hardee@gmail.com OR by mail: J.
Harrelson, 225 Carolina Way, Geneva, FL 32732. For more information call
Jessie @t 407-416-5239 or Dorothy @ 407-497-1869.
Float (private) ______ Float (commercial) _______
Bike: ______ Youth 4-Wheel _______
entries should arrive at the First Baptist Church of Geneva no later than
use the Main Street entrance. Judging begins at 9:45 AM in the parking lot,
so be ready. Awards will be presented during the “Festival” at the Rural
Heritage Center following the parade.
entries not pre-registered by July 3 will NOT be eligible for cash
prizes. Late youth award entries will be accepted until 9:30 AM on July 4.
Patriot Awards: $200 - 1st Place for Best Decorated & Themed Float, $150 - 2nd Place for Best Decorated & Themed Float, 3 - $50 Prizes for the Youth Award (1-Bike Award, 2– Four Wheelers). Non Cash Certificate Award for Best Commercial Entry. Follow Us On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageofGenevaFL