In 2003, two concerned mothers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty to discuss strengthening families in their community. Through their efforts, and the extraordinary help of Mayor Crotty, on October 28, 2003 Orange County’s first Week of the Family Proclamation was signed.
The idea for “Week of the Family” was born. Mayor Crotty gave his support including a place to meet, staff members and resources to help bring together what some Orange County Staff Members call “The best example of citizens getting involved in the community.”
Since that time, Week of the Family celebrations have spread throughout counties in Florida and communities in several other states. Events include free festivals, concerts, family history conferences, parent seminars, service projects and other events all meant to remind families to spend time together and strengthen the relationships that matter most.
Some of the Week of the Family sponsors. Click Here to see all sponsors.