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Floral City event to be much more than a Walk

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 4, 2019

When individuals arrive in Floral City on the morning of Saturday, October 19th for Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s, they will find many entertaining and educational features in addition to the Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Family Organization.

Floral City event to be much more than a Walk

In the Floral City Library, located at the west end of the Town Center, there will be an Alzheimer’s Resource Room with displays and literature about a wide range of services available to caregivers in Citrus County, many of which are free.  Throughout the Town Center will be additional information tables and tents provided by sponsors of the Walk.

There will be an opportunity to give blood at Lion’s Club, plus the Virtual Dementia Tour, sponsored by Senior Helpers, where participants can learn through a science-based simulation what it is like to experience dementia.

The Floral City Heritage Museum will remain open throughout the event, and members of the Floral City Heritage Council will be on hand in turn-of-the-century costumes to provide information to the walkers. On the lawn of the historic Duval Metz House, just across the street from the Museum, will be an exhibit of early Florida crafts, technology, and agriculture.  The recently-restored Duval Metz House, which is the oldest residential structure in Citrus County, will be open for tours. 

Miss Alida’s famous sweet potato pies will be available, and Mount Carmel Methodist Church will be smoking its tasty Bar-B-Q on the spot.

And as walkers travel east of the beautiful Avenue of Oaks, they will find a classic and nostalgic car show. The fee to participate in the Walk is $25 per person and registrations will be accepted the morning of the event.  All proceeds will go to the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Family Organization.  For more information, call 352-616-0170.  To register for the Walk online, go to