Each week we shine a spotlight on our members in an effort to further connect our community and support each others’ passion projects. Today, we’re introducing you to Don Price, local legend and former sexton/current tour guide at Greenwood Cemetery.
What neighborhood do you call home? Winter Garden
Where in town might people run into you? When we venture into Orlando, its usually for a pop-up flea market, the local farmers market and on occasion, enjoying a local band at a small pub like Will’s.
What local business do you think deserves a shoutout (and why)? Easy Luck Coffee / Whippoorwill of Orlando. During my time at Greenwood Cemetery, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Tanner Jones (co-owner, barista, musician) through his visits there to escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. The coffee shop/beer house he helped open is simple and refreshing.
What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved? I had the honor of being a “Local Celebrity Judge” at The Taste of College Park. We loved the variety of all the vendors, enjoyed mingling with everyone and I’m just a true fan of a good auction! The Orlando Rotary Club hosts The Taste of College Park and knowing they host such events shows is indicative of them staying true to building a strong foundation of principles and providing avenues of communication.
What’s a recent story you’ve read about Orlando that you wish more people cared about (and why)? As someone who has called West Orange County home for over 40 years, I can’t help but wish people knew more about a man named July Perry. Mr. Perry has been mentioned on the history tour I host for years. I strongly believe his story needs to be heard, and his memory should be honored. Recently I read an article announcing one of our city’s darkest days and then last month, I was able to attend a commemorative ceremony of the city acknowledging the murder of July Perry by installing a historical marker. History is alive in all of us, we can’t grow unless we know where we have come from.
What are you celebrating in your life right now? Right now, life is chaotic learning to live a new normal. After my retirement October of 2018, my love and I have spent our days celebrating my time dedicated to the city with road trips, spending more time for me, while still keeping Orlando’s history alive through tours and history talks I have been invited to host.
What made you decide to become a member of Pulptown? Once I was introduced to Pulptown through a friend, I was hooked! I quickly grew a love for the daily interactions and updates of local news and events.
What’s something you’re working on that you could use help with? These days I am a brand ambassador for Jersey Mike’s Subs, though it is a national brand, the franchise I work with is a local; we are always looking for local charities to “pay it forward” to.
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