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APD Facilities Ready for the Holidays

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The holiday season is here and the APD facilities are ready!

Tacachale Center, located in Gainesville, will kick off the season with their 38th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will include tree trimming, holiday songs, and a visit from Santa himself! This event is free and open to the public.

Sunland Center, located in Marianna, will round out the holiday festivities on their ranch, hosting Christmas City! Join Sunland on December 15 and 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. for an exciting and colorful evening. The event will include wagon rides through Christmas City, live entertainment, and food vendors. This event is open to the public and admission is only $5 per car.

In addition, Tacachale is seeking sponsors for its Christmas Home Adoption Program. Individuals or groups who would like to sponsor a home are asked to provide a gift for each person living there and to throw a small party with light refreshments. For more details, contact Erin Saunders at (352) 955-5528 or erin.saunders@apdcares.org.

In the spirit of the season, the generosity of the Gainesville community is sought to help fulfill the Holiday wish lists of Tacachale residents. Tax deductible donations can be made to Tacachale Christmas 2022 and mailed to:

Tacachale Volunteer Services

1621 NE Waldo Road

Gainesville, FL  32609

For more information about the Tacachale tree lighting ceremony activities, contact Heather Huzzen at (352) 955-5580 or heather.huzzen@apdcares.org. For details about donations, contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Paula Hawkins at (352) 955-5958 or paula.hawkins@apdcares.org

APD wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season!


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