Fall Festival and The Holiday Ornament Contest
Annually, Palm Bay Utilities participates in the City Fall Festival. The Fall Festival is an opportunity for Palm Bay residents to come out with their family and have a fall experience with games, hay rides and informational booths with a sweet tooth bonus for those who come dressed in their favorite costume!
Palm Bay Utilities offers Touch-A-Truck at this event, which is a great way for parents and kids alike to understand how our big tools are used to work on Utilities City infrastructure. We welcome kids of all ages to explore the trucks on display and talk to the truck operators to learn more!
Palm Bay Utilities Staff are on hand to share how important water is to all of us. If you have not yet connected to City water or City Sewer, information is on hand and available to pick up and discus with any Palm Bay representative. You can even fill out an application for service right on the spot! We are "Over the top for Water" and we want you to have the best water in the City! Come to have fun, get candy, explore the big trucks, and get connected!
For three years, Palm Bay Utilities has reached out to schools to get a little help with the holiday decorations for the City Tree, with a message for water conservation inside each ornament. Only 2.5% of Earth' water is consumable water and only 1% is accessible for drinking! We need to take care of our share. Water is incredibly important and by instilling good conservation methods at a young age will stay with them many gallons later! While these kiddos are making ornaments they are learning about different ways to conserve water and to share what they have learned with others.
When winter arrives in Florida, we are missing that one special form that water comes in, snow! These crafty kids have work on water-themed ornaments such as snowmen, snowflakes, recycled plastic water bottles turned into bells and more. The students are invited to see their ornaments on the City Christmas Tree at the Tree Lighting Ceremony! We even have choirs from local schools come out to put on a show for the community. Every year Santa Claus will come out with some of our City representatives to flip the switch to light the tree! All of the student’s ornaments are on display for the entire City to see!
The Holiday Tree with the student’s ornaments is also on display for our annual Breakfast with Santa and the annual Holiday Light Parade. We encourage all to participate in these events no matter how old, you just need to be young at heart!
Winners will receive a trophy and a placement certificate which they will be given at the December City Council meeting. They will be called up on stage and congratulated by the Utilities Director, the Utilities Information Coordinator, and City Council members.
Ornaments are judged under the following categories:
Division One: Kindergarten – Third grade
Division Two: Fourth – Sixth grade
Division Three: Eighth grade - Twelfth grade
All participants will receive a certificate for their decorative contributions.
Sign me Up to Participate!
If you, your school, or home school students would like to participate in this event contact:
Palm Bay Utilities Information Coordinator
Julie.Dimmig@pbfl.org or 321-733-3064
The Community Information Coordinator provides materials for the ornaments (while supplies last) and other art supplies required to complete the ornament for entry, according to PBUD standards. This project is part of an educational outreach message to communicate the importance preserving our natural clean water sources. The snowflakes and snowmen are not native to Florida. They represent one of the states of water not seen in the Florida wild, which is ice. The most important message students will receive is water is important enough to protect. Contact Palm Bay Utilities Community Information Coordinator to receive your supplies and start today! The Community Information Coordinator is available to come to schools for projects! Artwork may be submitted at time of project or arranged pick up may be made.