Photo by Christopher Hooker
Welcome to Pals Ocala’s June blog! We hope that your spring was fun and that summer isn’t already turning out to be too hot for you this year. Stay cool when you can!
Here’s a reminder that if you and your family are getting ready to do some sightseeing this summer with things beginning to reopen, it might be wise to give your tires some attention. June is National Tire Month, and the last week in June/first week in July is National Tire Safety Month. The event coincides with the peak travel week, just before the 4th of July when the most significant percentage of the population returns to the road.
The treads on your tires decide two crucial factors to your drive: road traction and hydroplaning. With as much rain as Ocala sees, neglecting your tires is a terrible idea. Make sure the tread is enough to protect you on the road!
And that’s not just on the outside edge, that’s all over the tire. If you’ve worn a groove into your tires until part of them is bare, rotating them won’t be as helpful as it could have been. Get new tires if there’s too much wear in your current ones. It can save you, your passengers, and anyone you may encounter!
This month’s highlighted partner is the Public Education system of Marion County! They are doing great work in the lives of Ocala’s youth, providing safe, kind education to young students. If you have resources or time to give, your public education system can use you! We want to take a moment to acknowledge their recent Student Media Festival, which celebrates the achievements of young media students in various grades and programs throughout our school system.
Let’s get on to the July events!
National Say Something Nice Day
Music in the Park
Show Off Your Ride
Marion Oaks Community Center
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Show Off Your Ride - roll your ride in for a good time. Music, food trucks and cool rides. There is no charge to Show Off Your Ride. Everyone is welcome FREE admission. Event takes place the first Friday of each month.
June 9th - 13th
WECO Summer (Week 1)
Ocala presents an exciting new Summer Horse Show Series featuring National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) sanctioned hunter/jumper competition at the new Florida venue. The 10-week series begins June 9 and offers competition of all levels. The World Equestrian Center – Ocala Summer Show Series features $238,000 per week in prize money and more than $2.4m in total money and prizes for the series.
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics supported by Becky Sinn
Webb Field at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The 2021 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series presents Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics featuring Ann Harris with opening artist Becky Sinn. The performance is free. Please bring your chairs and blankets. Food is available from Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue, a community food truck and Kona Ice Ocala. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Fun field games and activities with the Ocala Recreation and Parks recreation vehicle.
Ocala Polo Club's Summer Sunset Polo
Florida Horse Park
Come out and enjoy a polo match at the Florida Horse Park! The perfect place to enjoy a tailgate with your friends and family.
Webb Field at Ed Croskey Center
The Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission will host a Juneteenth Celebration on June 19 at Webb Field beginning at 10 a.m. Juneteenth is a nationally recognized holiday celebrated across the U.S. to commemorate the abolishment of slavery in the U.S., and is a time for reflection of African-American freedom, emphasizing education and achievements..
Wellington Classic Dressage Ocala Summer Fun I
Florida Horse Park
We invite you to join us as a competitor or spectator for the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge Show.
That’s all for this month’s events, thanks again for reading! As always, if you’ve got an issue with your vehicle, schedule an appointment online and let Pals Ocala Auto Repair take care of you. We are located at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474. Until next time!