State Rep. Christine Hunschofsky
State Rep. Christine Hunschofsky

From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:

It is hard to believe that another school year is already ending. While it is filled with joy and celebration, let us not forget that this past year has brought its own unique challenges for everyone. 

We are grateful to all the teachers, administrators, staff, and volunteers for everything you do throughout the school year for our students. We are thankful to the teachers who made every effort to connect, educate, inspire, and support their students. Finally, to our students, we are extremely proud of you and wish you the best of luck, whether you are moving on to work, gap years, internships, college, high school, middle school, or beginning elementary school, or moving on to your next grade. Continue to do your best, follow your interests, and learn from your experiences. 

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. Thank you so much to all the Dads out there for all you do for your families and for our community. We are very fortunate to have so many Dads in our community who are always willing to lend a helping hand. We appreciate you and all you do to make a difference! Father’s Day can also be a difficult day for those who have lost their fathers and for those fathers who are missing their children. Please be mindful of one another and check in on your friends who may be hurting.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery by recognizing June 19, 1865, the day that Union Army Major General Gordon Granger told the slaves in Galveston, Texas of their emancipation. This occurred more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The City of Coral Springs is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 5:30-9:30 pm on the Coral Springs City Hall Lawn. 

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Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2022. Now is the perfect time to make your household preparedness plan and to stock up on supplies. This year, the State Legislature approved a two-week Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday from May 28 through June 10. Please take advantage of this opportunity to purchase hurricane supplies, such as batteries and flashlights, tax-free. For more information on what items are eligible for tax-free status, visit floridarevenue.com/disasterprep. For more information on preparing for a hurricane, visit floridadisaster.org/planprepare.

I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer and hope you have an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and reconnect. Time moves by so quickly and life can change in a minute, so please take the time to appreciate the moments and look for the beauty around you.

As always, feel free to reach out to me at any time at c.hunschofsky@myfloridahouse.gov or 954-956-5600 with your questions or comments. Additionally, you can sign up for our email updates by emailing Brianna.Schofield@myfloridahouse.gov or follow me on Facebook at @RepChristineHunschofsky or Twitter at @RepHunschofsky for updates. I look forward to hearing from you!

Christine Hunschofsky

District 96 includes Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Margate, and Parkland.

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