State Farm agent Justin Bauknight is spreading again some holiday cheers this season! For the 2nd year in a row, Picture Perfect Holidays, a free outdoor holiday experience with numerous uniquely-designed photo ops along the Curry Ford West Main Street, is made possible by State Farm agent Justin Bauknight, event sponsors, businesses and residential members.
On Saturday, December 4th the sets will have their grand opening with the community coming out to take pictures for their holiday greeting cards and social media profiles. The festive stations are free and open to the public until the end of December. They have been designed to create memorable experiences in both the daytime and in the evening when lights illuminate the scenery.
This event first started as a response to three key issues that impacted Central Florida during 2020 — the Covid-19 pandemic, the temporary shut-down of local small businesses, and the subsequent layoffs and furloughs from the theme park industry. What started out of necessity was quickly realized as an innovative way to engage a diverse community all month long.
It was quickly recognized as an Outstanding Event at the 2021 Florida Secretary of State Awards Ceremony through the Florida Main Streets program. This festive experience to date has utilized the talents of more than 100 individuals who have donated over 7,000 hours of volunteer time to create Picture Perfect Holidays for the Central Florida Community.
“It makes it feel like home – everywhere,” said Danielle Clark. “Part of the charm of Curry Ford West is that it feels familiar, comfortable, and safe. We bring those same values to the Picture Perfect Holidays event and all the events we host in the district. Having Santa and all the families together reminds us of the meaning of the season.”
Local residents and visitors have also enjoyed the sets with one individual quoted saying, “Thank you so much for bringing this to the community, especially during a year when we could all use a little extra fun. We really appreciate it.”
Curry Ford West is proud to team up again with State Farm agent Justin Bauknight and invites everyone in the community to enjoy holiday treats, a free Santa photo experience, live music and more with businesses along 2507 Curry Ford Rd in Orlando.
For more information, visit http://www.CurryFordWest.com or call 407-267-3021