News 13 is very active in Central Florida and sponsors a variety of community events throughout our nine-county coverage area.

Ybeth Bruzual
Ybeth Bruzual at Latin Fiesta Night at Old Town
Aliison Walker Parade
Seminole County Touch a Truck Disaster Awareness
Viva Osceola
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Saturday, October 12th  

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kissimmee Lakefront Park,  201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee

Hosted by the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce.  

Join us for the 28th year of Osceola County's premier Latin festival featuring entertainment, food, fun and games for the whole family.  

Free and open to the public  

Plus be sure to stop by the Spectrum News 13 booth to meet morning anchor Ybeth Bruzual, traffic reporter Ryan Harper and reporters Jesse Canales and Stephanie Becharo and get a free gift while supplies last.

David and Mallory

A Gift For Teaching is Central Florida's primary provider of free school supplies. More than 67 percent of students in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties can't afford school supplies, and more than 12,000 are homeless.

For every $1 donated, A Gift For Teaching can provide up to $10 worth of school supplies.

Supplies can also be donated during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Email B2SD@agiftforteaching.org to schedule a drop off. The top five essential items are:

  • Packs of No. 2 pencils
  • 8- or 10-count packs of washable markers
  • Pocket folders
  • 24-count crayon packs
  • Packs of loose-leaf paper

Spectrum News 13 is proud to support A Gift For Teaching.


Check out the website that connects ordinary people with volunteer opportunities through nonprofit organizations.

If you need help, or if you're considering volunteering, check out 211 Your First Call For Help.