From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:
I hope summer has gotten off to a wonderful start for everyone. This summer is starkly different from last year’s. Instead of quarantining at home, people are getting vaccinated and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
This year the Florida Legislature approved a new sales tax holiday to add to the summer fun. The Freedom Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 1-7, 2021. During this time, consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor items as well as admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from sales tax. For a list of all qualifying items, please visit Floridarevenue.com/freedomweek.
If you choose to spend some time closer to home this summer, I suggest you explore some of the wonderful parks we have here in Broward County or even check out our Florida State parks. Whether you are looking to hike the trails, do some fishing, or kayaking, there is something for everyone to do at our Broward County or Florida State Parks. For more information, visit broward.org/parks and floridastateparks.org.
Still searching for inspiration for what to do this summer? Browse an extensive list of things to do and see in Broward County, including batting cages, equestrian trails, public art, racquetball courts, and camping grounds at broward.org/Parks/ThingsToDo.
Summertime in Florida is hot and sunny. Please make sure you stay hydrated and protected from the sun when outdoors. For tips to stay safe in the sun, visit cdc.gov/cancer
During the summer and fall, it is important to keep an eye out for any impending storms and to already be prepared before a storm is on our shores. Hurricane season continues through November 30, so make sure you have a plan in place and necessary hurricane supplies. For more information and a hurricane supply checklist, visit floridadisaster.org/planprepare/hurricane-supply-checklist
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy July 4th! I hope you have plenty of time to visit with family and friends. As always, my staff and I are here to help in any way we can.
Please feel free to reach out to my office at 954-956-9500 or HDist096@myfloridahouse.gov. Also, follow me on social media at @RepHunschofsky on Facebook and Twitter and @chrishunschofsky on Instagram for more timely updates. Keep in touch!
District 96 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, a majority of Margate, and the north and east area of Coral Springs.
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