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send us your questions! We're constantly expanding this list
and want to make sure everyone knows what to expect.
much does it cost?
you can afford. For real. Please be generous if you're able,
but don't let cost keep you away
I need to prove I'm poor to get free breakfast?
There is no pre-screening process and there won't be any people to hand cash donations to (just bins
where you can drop something in if you're able).
A: Scrambled eggs
and homemade buttermilk pancakes (using an Oviedo Woman's Club recipe!), and a slice of juicy citrus fruit. It's
a real breakfast, for sure. (We'll also have sprouted dehydrated buckwheat with cinnamon water available for anyone with any sort of food limitation).
will the tour lead us?
about 6 buildings in downtown Oviedo. The easternmost building
we'll visit is the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo. The most
western building is the Precooler on Central Avenue (S.R. 434).
long will the tour take?
90 minutes, though the last 15 minutes will be walking back to the tour hub (so if you wanted to get a ride, you'd want a pick-up at the 1:15 mark at the last stop, the Precooler Plant on Central Avenue). The 2012 route is about 1.5 miles round trip (C'mon, you can make it! That's not far at all!)
Q: What if I can't walk/stand that long?
A: Then come enjoy breakfast and watch the video version of the tour in the Historic Sanctuary of the Methodist Church (which is on the National Register of Historic Places). It's not a terribly interesting video (yet! a volunteer is working up a prototype that will eventually be distributed to schools) but it has all the same information and you can check out what the buildings look like.
can I find out which buildings are on the tour?
us! And look for signs the week before the event in front
of buildings to be featured. We'll also have a preview ad running on YouTube and Facebook, so be sure to "like" us :)
can you give everyone free breakfast? What if people don't
believe that those who can afford breakfast will treat it
like a morning at a regular restaurant and "pay"
for their meal (including a "tip"). If we are wrong,
then we are especially glad to have the generous support of
our sponsors and members of our community who believe that
everyone deserves a hot breakfast and a chance to gather with
neighbors to learn more about Oviedo.
with this coat/mitten exchange?
economy's tough, and styles change. Whether you're just sick
of your old coat, or you really need one and can't afford
it, the mountain of clothes is a way for some people to make
more room in their closets and others to improve the contents
of theirs. One way or another, we want to make sure no one
skips the walk on account of inadequate clothing, and February IS traditionally Florida's coldest month.
this a churchy thing?
really. Churches have been an integral part of shaping Oviedo's
history, and First United Methodist Church of Oviedo is one
of the oldest churches in town. Between its sanctuary being
listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its
members being willing to open their kitchen for breakfast,
it seemed like a sensible hub for the tour. There won't be
a sermon or anything.
Q: I heard
you guys will have Boy Scout/Girl Scout patches. What's the
deal with those?
heard right. We'll have a 3x3 inch patch available for $4
to those who sign a pledge stating that they have walked the
tour. We will also have a quiz available for kids to give
them clues about what is most important as they listen on the
tour. We encourage adults to have the kids with them complete
this quiz as a pre-requisite for getting the patch (our requirements
are simply that you sign a pledge stating you walked the tour
Q: Do I need a ticket or anything?
A: Yes, but calling it a ticket is a bit of a misnomer. We are prepared to serve breakfast to up to 1000 people, and will be distributing "tickets" (more like reminder cards) the month before the event as a way to help us figure out how many people are thinking about joining us so we know how many supplies to have ready. Tickets will be passed out to anyone who wants one, and we fully expect to have extras that people can pick up off a table at the door. We do ask that you place your "ticket" in the bin as you enter the breakfast area as our way of keeping track of how many people came.