From Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker
 It’s my favorite time of year again, cooler air (hopefully), pumpkin flavored coffee, Thanksgiving feasts, and Christmas festivities.  The best part for me though is sharing it with my family, as the food and presents will come and go but the memories formed with our families will last forever.  It’s capturing those family moments that inspired the idea for the Family Portrait Day, which will take place for the second year this coming Saturday, November 25th from 9 AM to 12 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Apopka.  This fun event provides a free portrait session with the talented Kabiki Photography and a free framed print for participating families.
 Last year was the inaugural event as we partnered with Loaves and Fishes of Apopka to capture portraits for almost 20 of their families under the gorgeous oaks at First Presbyterian Church of Apopka.  It was a great event and the 20 families were so happy to have a family picture to hang on their wall and look back on for many years to come.
 For this year’s event, I am partnering with my church First United Methodist Church of Apopka and several new organizations to serve more families in need.  I am proud to partner with the Debbie Turner Cancer Care Center to have portraits done for the family’s her organization serves, and thankful for Rod Love’s efforts in getting the word out to Community Based Care of Central Florida and their families.  I’m also grateful for The Apopka Voice, the “Let’s Talk About It” show on 1680AM WOKB, the “Your Hometown with Debbie O’Brien” show on 1520AM WBZW, and The Apopka Chief for getting the word out about Family Portrait Day.
 It’s not too late to sign up for interested families, all you need to do is send an e-mail to apopkafamilypictures@gmail.com to secure a spot, and free family memories will be yours for years to come.

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