It’s a time-honored tradition -- with a twist. Every year Lake County’s high schools have 'Color Wars' during Spirit Week in the lead-up to their Homecoming. Freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes each are assigned a different color and compete to see which class can show the most spirit with their color.
Due to COVID-19, seniors in all local schools are foregoing their traditional graduation festivities, so the communities of Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis are being asked to ratchet up Color Wars a notch or two. During what would have been the week of graduation, May 18 through May 23, Mount Dora Buzz is encouraging residents, business owners, students, civic clubs and city governments to show their support of their local Class of 2020 by proudly displaying their colors. Mount Dora will use orange, Eustis blue, and Tavares red.
The sky's the limit for creativity. People can splash their community’s color on mailboxes with bows and cars with ribbons or they can opt to go big with colored outdoor lights, colorful store displays, posters and yard signs. Restaurants can use colored tablecloths or banners. It’s the perfect time to “go big or go home.” Residents, business owners, students and government leaders are encouraged to send photos of their colorful community spirit in support of their seniors to Mount Dora Buzz, so it can be posted and shared.
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