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The Community Relations Department coordinates and plans the following events for the community:
Memorial Day at Bill Breeze Park
This event, held at the gazebo along beautiful Starke Lake, provides an opportunity for members of our community to honor all those who have served their country and given their lives for our freedom. Interesting guest speakers headline the event. Refreshments for those attending the ceremony follows the event.
Veterans Day
This is also held at the gazebo along the shores of Starke Lake and provides an opportunity for the members of our community to offer thanks to all veterans who have served this country. Interesting guest speakers headline the event who speak of their experiences and the veterans' contributions to our nation. Refreshments for those attending the ceremony follows the event.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
The city holds this event each spring to express its thanks to the many Ocoee residents who give their time and efforts to make Ocoee a great place to live and work. The many volunteers honored at this event serve on the various citizen advisory boards.
Christmas Dinner
The Christmas Dinner for Families in Need, is an opportunity for employees to serve a catered Christmas Dinner to some of the less fortunate people here in Ocoee and Winter Garden. City employees volunteer to set up, serve the food, hand out toys, play Santa, and take photos . The event is always a wonderful and giving tribute to the spirit of the season. Staff obtains numerous donations and toys from local businesses to bring smiles to children's faces.
Black History Month Celebration
Each February, the City of Ocoee formally recognizes Black History Month.  The city's Human Relations Diversity Board holds an essay contest for Ocoee schools.  A special ceremony is held at city hall to announce the winners of the student essay contest.  Viewers may also tune in to Ocoee TV Channel 200 to watch programming highlighting African-American achievement. 

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