May 2021 was another exciting month for SWAG. We hosted two vaccination events in collaboration with the UF Mobile Outreach Clinic. Also, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted unanimously to name a portion of SW 61 Street and SW 8 Avenue in honor of SWAG’s visionary, Joan Canton.
We Hosted Two May 2021 Vaccination Events
We distributed 28 vaccines in Tower Oaks on May 24 and 17 vaccines in Majestic Oaks on May 29. At both events, Dr. Grant Harrell of UF’s Mobile Outreach Clinic and his team gave out Pfizer vaccines. We also gave a $20 Publix gift card to the first 25 people to get a vaccine. We are looking forward to returning and giving out second doses at both locations in June.
At the Tower Oaks event, we were thrilled to partner with Vanessa Henry of Love Without Limits. She not only got her vaccine live on Facebook, but she also arranged for free groceries to be available during the event. We are so grateful to Vanessa and Bread of the Mighty Food Bank for helping feed our community. Many thanks also to Samantha Kimbrough for cooking a huge number of hot dogs for us to share with people who came by.
Tower Oaks, 24 May 2021
Majestic Oaks, 29 May 2021
The BOCC Approved ‘Joan Canton Way’
On May 25, the Board of County Commissioners voted to designate a portion of SW 61 Street and SW 8 Avenue between SW 20 Avenue and Tower Road (SW 75 Street) in honor of SWAG visionary Joan Canton. We are so excited to see Joan’s name displayed in the community she loved and worked so hard for. Read more about this event, read some of the public comments, and see more photos HERE.