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VOL. 24 NO. 10                                                                           OCTOBER 2023


                                                                                                               ANNUAL MEETING

                                                                                                            Abacoa Property Owners’ Assembly, Inc.

         The idea for a holiday celebration was formulated in 1977.                                                    Abacoa Golf Club
      At the time the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA)                                             105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter, FL
      Executive Board of Directors (E-Board) and the members
      of the local Kiwanis decided to create the first Christmas                                                  Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
      parade which was held on the second Sunday in December.
                                                                                                               5:30pm Social     6:15pm Meeting

                                                                                                                         Guest Speakers:
                                                                                                             Mayor Jim Kuretski – Town of Jupiter
                                                                                                                 Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

                                                                                                                Chief Charles Coyle – PBCFR
                                                                                                                        Medical Services
      The JTAA supplied the manpower and the logistics, the   the neighborhood riding their bikes, pulling a decorated red
      Kiwanis supplied the operating budget necessary. Roe Malloy   wagon with the family’s favorite pets, walkers, a few floats   Abacoa Owners Welcome
      (softball director at the time) and Tony Newman accepted   from some local businesses, and a band.
      the task to organize that first parade. In the beginning the                                                   No entry permitted at the door
      parade was organized as an old-fashioned event with kids in   Christmas Parade on page 4              Pre -Register to attend in-person by October 31, 2023 at:
      North America’s Song Dog                                                                                        Attend remotely via

                                                                                                                       Meeting ID: 246 435 7461
      Living With The Coyote In                                                                                            Passcode: 618983

      South Florida                                                                                           Thank you to the 2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors

         Coyotes arrived in Florida as part of natural range
      expansion from western states. A close relative of the
      domestic dog, they are extremely adaptable. Their fur is
      generally a mixture of browns, grays, whites, and even black.
      They have large, triangle-shaped ears, a long slender muzzle,
      and a bushy tail. Coyotes are typically shy and elusive and
      very good at avoiding people.
         Coyotes are established throughout Florida and have   ecosystem. They help maintain balanced ecosystems by
      learned to live in densely populated areas. Coyotes are   controlling the populations of rodents and smaller predators,
      found in several habitat types and are common in rural,   such as skunks, foxes, opossums and raccoons, thereby
      suburban, and even some urban landscapes. According to a   having a positive impact on ground-nesting birds and
      2007 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission   songbird diversity and abundance. Coyotes also play a very
      (FWC) report, the presence of coyotes has been documented   important ecological role by
      in all 67 Florida counties. Coyotes are often encountered by   dispersing native seeds, a
      those near wildlife reserves, forests, or farms – but that’s now   critical service in light of the   Coming in November at Abacoa
      changing. Now that more people work from home, wildlife   rapid invasion of non-native
      spotting in urban areas is pretty common. Coyotes are native   plants into ecosystems.
      to North America, have been in Florida for many years, and
      will continue to make their homes around the state.  North America’s Song Dog
         Coyotes are incredibly beneficial to the natural   on page 7

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