Winter Park to host #OrlandoUnited tribute

Tribute will honor victims

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  • | 3:27 a.m. July 2, 2016
Photo by: Nada Hassanein - Winter Park will host a memorial for the June 12 Orlando mass shooting on July 12.
Photo by: Nada Hassanein - Winter Park will host a memorial for the June 12 Orlando mass shooting on July 12.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 marks the one-month date since the tragedy at Pulse nightclub. As our community continues to recover, the City of Winter Park will host #OrlandoUnited, A Winter Park Tribute on the one-month anniversary, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Central Park located in downtown Winter Park.

OrlandoUnited, A Winter Park Tribute will feature:

Live entertainment by Orlando Big Band

Remarks by Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary; Florida State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson, District 12; Florida House Representative Mike Miller, District 47; Winter Park Police Chief Brett Railey and other local dignitaries

The lighting of 49 Globes of Light above the Emily Fountain in honor of the 49 lives lost

The response for blood donations has been overwhelmingly great, however, there is still an ongoing need for more. To assist in this drive, the OneBlood bus will be in downtown Winter Park on Morse Boulevard from 2 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed, however, appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment with OneBlood please visit and use sponsor code 35237. Donors will receive free admission passes to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen will be accepting donations to the OneOrlando Fund that was created by the City of Orlando, and is administered by the Central Florida Foundation to directly support the victims of the Pulse tragedy.

In addition, members of the Park Avenue Merchants Association will host a Shop & Share event to benefit the Better Together Fund at the Central Florida Foundation. This fund will support the non-profits that are supporting survivors and families, the LGBTQ, Hispanic and other affected communities, and future needs in the form of grants.

Orlando Big Band has graciously donated their time and talent for this tribute and have been representing the Big Band Era of the 30s, 40s and 50s for the past four years. Orlando Big Band wows audiences with its dedication to the classic charts and sounds that pulled America through some of the toughest years on record. This time in America is no exception.


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