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'Sunday in the Park' Kicks Off Holiday Season

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted children at the Temple Terrace Garden Club's annual event, and vendors and civic groups connected with the community.

Woodmont Park popped with red poinsettias over the weekend during the Temple Terrace Garden Club's Sunday in the Park.

The eighth annual event found the park decorated with gingerbread figures, wrapped presents, and tinseled Christmas trees.

There were vendors selling plants, carpets and soaps, as well as civic groups handing out their brochures and swag. A tool sharpener even filed garden tools.

The highlight of the event each year is the arrival of Santa Claus on a Temple Terrace fire truck. He and Mrs. Claus greeted children, who told St. Nick what they wanted for Christmas.

Stacey Lowery of Canoe Escape in Thonotosassa has been a vendor at the event for three years.

"When I come to Sunday in the Park, that's the start of the holidays for me," she said.

Did you take photos at Sunday in the Park? Add them to this gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" link.

Garden Club member Cheri Donohue got the word out about Sunday in the Park by posting an Announcement on Temple Terrace Patch. You can post an Announcement, too. Just visit the Announcements page, click "Add an Announcement," and fill out the required information.

Ashley Reams November 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Thanks to Cheri Donohue for adding photos! You can, too. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" link that appears just below the gallery.

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