ELCLC 2016 Day in the Park

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OCTOBER 20, 2016



The Early Learning Coalition would like to thank ALL of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers for our 2016 Annual Day in the Park. This was the first time the Coalition hosted the event at the beautiful Ski Beach in Leesburg!  The location proved to be a great location and was loved by both kids and adults alike!


In total we had 761 children in attendance along with 503 adults, including 375 chaperones and 128 volunteers! Children attending the event had the opportunity to participate in 27 different art stops ranging from Face Painting, Ocean Friends, Pinwheels, Cardboard City, Dance Your Heart Out, Games on the Green and Basketball Toss.


Each child also was invited to dance and sing with the one and only Jack Hartmann!


Click the link below to watch our Thank You Video!

2016 Day in the Park – Thank You Video


Special Recognition


City of Leesburg


The Residents of Palmora Park


First Responders


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Blue Ribbon Sponsors

University of South Florida/VSA of Florida

PNC Bank, Leesburg FL


Patron of the Arts Sponsors

Brown & Brown Insurance of Leesburg, BJ’s of Clermont,

Business Techs, Inc. of Leesburg, Chick-Fil-A Mt. Dora and The Villages,

Discount School Supply,  Home Depot of Lady Lake,

Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg Police Department and

Lake County Schools /Warehouse and Grounds.


Supporter of the Arts Sponsors

Classic Tents and Events, LLC,

Eustis Chamber of Commerce, Family Christian Center School,

First Steps in Learning, Florida Department of Children &  Families,

Florida Department of Health Lake County,

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,

Honest John’s W&P of The Villages, IDDP of Tavares, Just Funtastic Party Rentals,

Kaplan Early Learning Company, Kiwanis Club of Clermont,

Kiwanis Club of Lady Lake, Kiwanis Club of Mt. Dora, Kiwanis Club Leesburg Noon,

Golden Triangle Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Club Tavares Safe Harbor, LCAA,

Lake County Water Authority, Lake EMS, Lake Preparatory School, Inc.,

Lake Sumter State College, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Leesburg Center for the Arts,

Leesburg Fire Department, Leesburg Library, Lowe’s of Leesburg,

Nature Calls, Oscars Original Donuts,

Silver Trefoil Girl Scouts Alumnae-Villages, Shoshindo Jiu Jitsu Academy, Staywell,

Target of Lady Lake, Tri-County Clowns, Tri-County Optimist Club,

Woman’s Club of Leesburg, Wildwood Soup Kitchen

Technicuff Corporation, United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties,

ELCLC’s Board Members and ELCLC Staff.