Social Scene | January 2023

Thousands of people were on hand for Light Up Ocala, 
the beloved annual tradition that helps kick off the holidays.

Photo by Bruce Ackerman

Light Up Ocala
DOWNTOWN OCALA
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The chorus of “oohs” and “aahs” reverberated around the downtown square on Saturday evening, November 19th, when thousands of holiday lights were illuminated all around the downtown square. The festivities also included the Junior Sunshine Parade.

TEDxOcala
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

TEDx is based on a spirit of ideas worth sharing. The independently organized TEDxOcala’s more recent event, held November 12th at the College of Central Florida, included a wide variety of speakers touching on the topic of “The Power Of…”

Ocali Country Days
SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The festival on Nov. 12th and 13th took guests on a journey to the past through living history exhibits. The Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center inside the park is a program of Marion County Public Schools and is open to the public on weekends.

Hot Cars & Cool Cats
NASSIVERA PROPERTY
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

This bi-annual event, held most recently on November 19th, helps the animals at the nonprofit Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) in Citra have a forever home. Attendees looked over numerous automobiles and also checked out the vendors and entertainment.

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