Mayor Christine Hunschofsky

By: Mayor Christine Hunschofsky

It is November and Election Day is almost upon us. Early voting continues from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. through November 4 at the P-REC in Pine Trails Park. If you are registered to vote in Broward County, you just need to bring your license to vote there. Election Day is November 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. but you must vote at your designated polling place. If you are not sure where you should vote on Election Day, you can look up the information on the Broward Supervisor of Elections website at  www.browardsoe.org. The ballot is very long this year with many ballot amendments, so do your homework before you go to the polls. You can view a sample ballot on the Broward Supervisor of Elections website.

The wait is over. Parkland’s famous Farmer’s Market is back this month starting on November 4 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Equestrian Center. On Sunday, November 18, there will also be a craft fair at the Farmer’s Market. Make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious foods and goodies at the market.

Veterans Day is a special holiday in November when we honor all those who served in our armed forces. We are all grateful for their service to our country and their selflessness.  They have dedicated themselves and sacrificed so much for our country and our freedoms.  Please join us at the Parkland Amphitheater on November 11 at 5:00 p.m. for Parkland’s Veterans Day Ceremony to honor our Veterans.

Every year, the Interfaith Coalition of Coral Springs and Parkland hosts a Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Unity Service where clergy and people from all different faiths come together to give thanks. It is a wonderful service that reminds that we are all connected and that we are all in this together. Given what our community has been through this year, we need this more than ever. This year’s service will be on Tuesday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs. I hope you will be able to join us as a way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday.

It has been an extremely difficult year for so many members of our community. Many are still suffering and for others it has been easy to get caught up in negativity. I am incredibly grateful for the many amazing, caring, hardworking residents throughout Parkland who regularly give back, work hard to make a difference and make our city such a wonderful place to live. It is the people who help out and work toward solutions in spite of difficulties and obstacles who truly make a difference. And show us all what resilience means.

With our hectic schedules it’s not often we have any extra time in our days. Thankfully, we “fall back” and pick up an extra hour on November 4, so don’t forget to set your clocks back. This month, take a moment to stop, take a breath, notice the good things around you and think about what you’re thankful for. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach me at chunschofsky@cityofparkland.org.  I look forward to hearing from you.