MAYOR DEMINGS' DIGEST
Fall has arrived, and soon we will move out of the rainy season and into cooler, more comfortable weather.
There is much to look forward to as we continue to emerge from the record-setting wave of coronavirus cases that started mid-summer.
We are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will continue through October 15, 2021. Additionally, Orlando Pride Week will be celebrated from October 1 - 10, with “The Most Colorful Parade” taking place on Saturday, October 9. Come Out with Pride Orlando, as well as other organizations listed in the community calendar, boast many in-person events, so I strongly encourage participants to get vaccinated, wear masks and follow safety protocols.
Finally, it appears children may be able to celebrate Halloween after it was called off in 2020. The CDC recommends trick-or-treating outside in small numbers and avoiding crowded Halloween parties. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable fall season.
Jerry L. Demings
Orange County Mayor