March 2021 E-Newsletter
blue message header with city logo and text: March 2021 COVID-19 One Year Later: A Note from Clermont's Interim City Manager

Dear Champions,

One year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world as we knew it upside down. 

Our residents and business owners have been challenged in new ways, but as Champions, we came together to support each other and pull through.

I’d like to take a few moments to reflect on the city’s victories this past year, despite all the hardships.
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Clermont Earth Day Lake Clean-Up & Festival

Celebrate Earth Day as a community 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., April 24 at Lake Hiawatha Preserve. This free event features a Lake Clean-up with environmental education, a kids zone, music, free food, giveaways and more.
Police Host 5K Honoring Fallen Officer

Join us 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 17 at Suncreek Brewery downtown for the first annual 5K in honor of the late Officer Conrad Buckley. The event raises scholarship funds in his honor in partnership with Kiwanis Club of South Lake and FloDash Events.
Master Plan Streetscape Phase 2 Continues

Construction currently is in progress on Minneola Avenue between 7th and 8th streets downtown. Legacy Loop Trail and businesses remain open.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Visit the City of Clermont's designated COVID-19 vaccine webpage for eligibility updates, local resources and vaccination site information.
First Junior Park Rangers Event a Hit

Over 40 kids enjoyed exploring, learning and seeing what it takes to protect Clermont’s parks March 20 at Lake Hiawatha Preserve.
State Recognizes Clermont for Bicycle Friendliness

The Florida Department of Transportation recently honored the City of Clermont with a Community Champion Award for bicyclist safety.
Bingo Goes Virtual, Gains Popularity

Bringing the city's bingo program online more than doubled participation. The fourth 10-week series starts April 1. Email to register.
City Welcomes New Businesses

Lots of new businesses are popping up around town. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings this month in Clermont for Fazoli's (pictured), Rheumatology Care Associates, Brijcare Family Medicine, DNF Medical Centers and Orlando Web Solutions.
Champions Splash Park Opens for Spring

Champions Splash Park, 330 Third St., is open for spring hours! Enjoy the park for a $2 admission per person 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through May 30.
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Great Clermont Campout Recap

The City of Clermont hosted its annual Great Clermont Campout March 6-7 at Waterfront Park. Check out photos from the weekend to see all the fun.
Clermont Performing Arts Center Season Continues

Don't miss out on upcoming shows. "The Hit Men" classic rock supergroup comes April 3 and the Moonlight Players' "Godspell" comes April 16-18 to the Mainstage.
New! Join the Virtual Chess Club

The city's first Virtual Chess Club will convene weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays starting April 1. Registration is required at
Clermont Fire Battalion Chief Honored

Battalion Chief Thomas Bennett was honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 for his outstanding leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Movies Under the Stars Continues

Join us for this free, rain-or-shine event happening 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St., the following dates:
  •  "The Karate Kid" is showing April 30.
  •  "Ugly Dolls" is showing May 21.
Police to Host Public Safety Youth Academy

Participants will learn about law enforcement and perform exercises like investigations, evidence collection, defense tactics, judicial process and more.
2021 Aquatics Schedule Announced

Check out the pool season dates for open swim and private party rentals. Sign up for swim lessons and the swim team.
Join Rise Clermont

The City of Clermont recently launched Rise Clermont as a way to support local businesses, help our nonprofits and team up with other Champions to reconnect.
Try Tai Chi for Free

Try a special one-time free Tai Chi for Fun class from 10-11 a.m. Sat., April 10 at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. Highway 27.

Call for Photos

Share your #ClermontBeautyShot with us. You might see it featured here, like this photo of Lake Minneola from Larry Oskin, or on our Facebook page.