2021 FAMILY TIMES MAGAZINE PARENTS' CHOICE AWARDS For weeks, we collected nominations for a variety of categories we chose and even gave you the opportunity to suggest categories we overlooked! This survey is the result of your participation and an opportunity to see which businesses and organizations made the list and celebrate their efforts and dedication to this community by voting for them to receive this inaugural award! Each question also has a WRITE IN option so every deserving business and organization has a shot at being named a Family Times Magazine Parents' Choice 2021 Winner! This award contest is not paid for. We do not solicit any money in conjunction with this award. The nominees come from you. The winners come from you. And it's OUR way of saying "Thank You" to a host of amazing businesses and organizations in Marion County. Our recognitions never cost money, ever. Thank you to everyone participating and best of luck to everyone up for votes! VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT OCT. 31. Winners will be announced inside our Dec/Jan issue! OK Question Title * 1. Parents' Choice in Daycares? Tiny Tykes Angels in Arms Kid City USA Imagination Station Carousel Early Learning Center First Assembly Christian School & Daycare Promiseland Academy Ponder's Christian Learning Center Highlands Learning Center and Day Care Play Academy Little Wings of Faith Learning Center WRITE IN OK Question Title * 2. Parents' Choice in Preschool? Family Ties The Cornerstone School Ocala's First Preschool Happy Hearts Preschool St. Paul's Christian School First Steps Preschool Redeemer Christian School Kinderoo Children's Academy Grace Christian School WRITE IN OK Question Title * 3. Parents' Choice in Public Elementary School? Belleview Santos Dr. N.H. Jones Madison Street Ward Highlands Shady Hill Eighth Street South Ocala Saddlewood Maplewood WRITE IN OK Question Title * 4. Parents' Choice in Public Middle School? Osceola Belleview Fort King North Marion Howard Lake Weir Liberty Dunnellon WRITE IN OK Question Title * 5. Parents' Choice in Public High School? Vanguard Forest North Marion Belleview West Port Lake Weir PACE Center for Girls, Inc. WRITE IN OK Question Title * 6. Parents' Choice in Private School? Redeemer Christian School Ocala Christian Academy The Cornerstone School Ambleside School of Ocala St. John Lutheran School First Assembly Christian School Meadowbrook Academy Grace Christian School Blessed Trinity School WRITE IN OK Question Title * 7. Parents' Choice in Youth Sports? MCYFL Ocala Power United Big Sun Youth Soccer League Ocala Hockey Club Frank Deluca YMCA Ocala Recreation and Parks Dunnellon Little League Shocker Park Martial Arts Center Balcony Gymnastics Belleview Soccer Ocala Distance Runners i9 Sports League Tag Team-Flag Football Ocala Athletix Cheerleading WRITE IN OK Question Title * 8. Parents' Choice in Kids Eat Free Restaurant? Bob Evans Ocala Ale House Gator's Dockside WRITE IN (SUBMISSIONS WILL BE VERIFIED) OK Question Title * 9. Parents' Choice in Best Kid's Menu? Mojo's Brooklyn's Backyard Ale House Panera Applebee's Ocala's Downtown Diner Bob Evans Outback Steakhouse WRITE IN OK Question Title * 10. Parents' Choice in Kid's Apparel? Old Navy Target Kidstuff Consignment Olivia & Co. (Inside Shannon Roth Collection) Monkey Cage Kids Macy's Dillard's Carter's Kohl's WRITE IN OK Question Title * 11. Parents' Choice Best Playground? Tuscawilla Baseline Trailhead Jervey Gantt Walker Park Brick City Adventure Park Scott Springs Coehadjoe WRITE IN OK Question Title * 12. Parents' Choice in Summer Camps? Discovery Center Martial Arts Center Camp Kiwanis The Dance Company City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Cornerstone School Frank Deluca YMCA College of Central Florida Baseball Brick City Adventure Camp Firewise Ocala Summer Music Camp WRITE IN OK Question Title * 13. Parent's Choice in Indoor Play Spaces? Skyzone Bounce N Play Family Center My Little Town Kids (Paddock Mall) WRITE IN OK Question Title * 14. Parents' Choice in Pediatrics? UF Health Ocala Pediatrics Pediatric Associates of Ocala Marion Pediatrics Heart of Florida Sunshine Pediatrics of Ocala Children's Medical Group Absolute Health WRITE IN OK Question Title * 15. Parents' Choice in Orthodontics? Betancur Orthodontics Reed Orthodontics Dr. Jones Orthodontics Petsche Orthodontics Montini Orthodontics Dr. Ron Rozanski WRITE IN OK Question Title * 16. Parents' Choice in Family Medicine? Ocala Family Medical Panzer Concierge Medicine Absolute Health Heart of Florida Sabal Direct Primary Care Wisdo Family Medicine Radiology Associates of Ocala WRITE IN OK Question Title * 17. Parents' Choice in Family Dentistry? Dr. Ron Rozanski, DMD Freimuth Family Dental The Dentist Place Ocala Family Dentistry Grand Oaks Dental Care Jackson & Joyce Family Dentistry Dr. Daniel H. Walkup, DMD Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry James S. Wilkerson DMD, PA Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road Pruitt Dentistry Dr. Edward Backes, DDS WRITE IN OK Question Title * 18. Parents' Choice in Home Owner's Insurance? Tarayn McLeod: Allstate Insurance Scott Cameron State Farm Angie Lewis State Farm Scott Williams Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Bart Blessing State Farm Carey Insurance WRITE IN OK Question Title * 19. Parents' Choice Places To Go on a Rainy Day? Discovery Center Skyzone Epic Theaters Paddock Mall Marion Theatre Marion County Public Library System The Appleton Museum Target Bounce N Play Family Center WRITE IN OK Question Title * 20. Parents' Choice for Places to Get Creative? Picasso's Palette – A Creative Art Studio Artspace | Appleton Museum of Art Hammer & Stain DIY Workshop Studio Rebeca's Reloved Goods Discovery Center WRITE IN OK Question Title * 21. Parents' Choice in Best Family Grocer? Publix Ocala's Downtown Market Earth Fare Walmart Harveys Supermarket WRITE IN OK Question Title * 22. Parents' Choice in Community Learning Organizations? Early Learning Coalition Sylvan Learning of Ocala Marion Literacy Council Marion County Public Education Foundation Ambassadors of Nature Education Foundation Marion County Public Library System WRITE IN OK Question Title * 23. Parents' Choice in Youth Organizations? Boys and Girls Club of Marion County Ocala Recreation and Parks Marion County Parks and Recreation Future Farmers of America Southeastern Youth Fair Fellowship of Christian Athletes Girls Scouts WRITE IN OK Question Title * 24. Parents' Choice in Dermatology? MidState Skin Institute Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Ocala Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Suncoast Skin Solutions Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA WRITE IN OK Question Title * 25. Parents' Choice in Family Salon? The Proper Tease TAG Salon Salon 209 Studio Chic Austin James West Meraki Studio Escape Salon Luxe Salon Krissy's All About You Salon & Spa Face the Day Salon & Spa WRITE IN OK Question Title * 26. Parents' Choice in Fitness? Crossfit Iron Legion Zone Health and Fitness Healthy Hart's Fitness Gold's Gym Elemental Fit Lab Frank Deluca YMCA WRITE IN OK Question Title * 27. Parents' Choice in Family Owned Business? Stanfield Chiropractic Honey's School of Dance Titan Up Automotive Gathering Cafe Ocala Aldana Contracting Potts Pest Control Prestige Auto Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue Owen Construction Formaggios Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Scrambles Cafe Lucky's Upholstery Skate-A-Way South Bagelicious Seller Farms Ivy on the Square Labellas Italian Piatto Mr Mochas Pet Supplies Ashley Robinson Photography Southern Home Loans Rogers Engineering Ocala Arber Ames LLC WRITE IN OK Question Title * 28. Parents' Choice in Senior Living? The Palms Hawthorne Center for Rehabilitation and Healing of Ocala The Windsor of Ocala Marion Woods Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle The Bridge at Ocala Hampton Manor Deerwood Paddock Ridge WRITE IN OK Question Title * 29. Parents' Choice in After School Program? Marlin's Swim Team Kid City USA The Martial Arts Center Boys and Girls Club of Marion County Ocala's Best After School Program E.D. Croskey Recreation Center Funtastic After School Program Extreme Taekwondo Center After School Fantastikids Academy Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center After School Lillian F. Bryant Community Center Funzone Afterschool Program Ocala Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy Ocala Karate Dojo After School WRITE IN OK Question Title * 30. Parents' Choice in Lessons? Perry's Swim School The Dance Company of Ocala Honey's School of Dance Sue Schwartzel Music (Parramore Music) First Baptist Church School of Music Mike Whitaker Guitar Lessons Dance by Sheila Coach Sue, CF Swim America Sound Exchange, Johnnie Gargano WRITE IN OK Question Title * 31. Parents' Choice in Party Planning? Beautiful Moments Party Time Rentals Marion Mobile Bar and Bubbles Blessed Magnolia Events Jewelz Entertainment The Grateful Table Making It Matthews Weddings & Events Face Painting Tonya WRITE IN OK Question Title * 32. Parents' Choice in Obstetrics? Manuel DelCharco, Jr., MD Dr. Raymond J. Marquette Seaborn M Hunt, MD Dorothy Lee-Evenson, MD Phillip N Johnson, MD Douglas C. Hall, MD WRITE IN OK Question Title * 33. Parents' Choice in Household Repairs? Redemption Heat & Air Inc. Miller & Sons Plumbing Warren's Power Washing Red The Handyman Neil Richardson Home Repair & Improvements Perrin Professional Handyman Services ISC Contracting OneRestore WRITE IN OK Question Title * 34. Parents' Choice in Public Pools / Splash Pads? Lillian Bryant Park Ocala Citizens' Circle Belleview Splash Pad Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center City of Ocala Hampton Aquatic Center WRITE IN OK Question Title * 35. Parents' Choice in Sweet Treats? Ocala's Chocolates & Confections Peachwave Twistee Treat Betty Cakes Jeremiah's Italian Ice Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard The Happy Pineapple Sugar Rush Stella's Modern Pantry The Spoon Lagoon Ms. Steve's Ice Cream Soleil Confections Kona Ice Ocala WRITE IN OK Question Title * 36. Parents' Choice in Ophthalmology? Ocala Eye Dr. Ritz and Johnson Lenscrafters Lentsch Eye Care Seaborn M. Hunt III MD Central Florida Eye Institute WRITE IN OK Question Title * 37. Parents' Choice in Family-Friendly Events? KP Hole Timberline Farms FAFO Light Up Ocala Blessed Trinity Carnival Symphony Under the Stars Earthfest Ocala Cars & Coffee Cattle Drive WRITE IN OK Question Title * 38. Parents' Choice in Family Auto? Jenkins KIA AutoMax Ocala Titan Up Automotive Prestige Auto Sales Donald Walker's Tailored Car Care Jones Auto Indys Auto Center Phillips Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Kermit's Precision Auto Care Spencer's Auto & Diesel Repair Services Sonshine Auto Sales Firestone Complete Auto Care AutoMasters Service Center Baseline Auto Sales Inc WRITE IN OK Question Title * 39. Parents' Choice in Community Banking? Florida Credit Union SouthState Main Street Community Bank Millennium Bank MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Drummond Community Bank WRITE IN OK Question Title * 40. Parents' Choice in Places to Buy a Gift? Your Hearts Desire Marley Mae Market & Paperie Shannon Roth Collection Agapanthus Serendipity Ocala Downtown Market Paddock Mall Homegoods Rebeca's Reloved Goods Soul Essentials The White Elephant WRITE IN OK Question Title * 41. Parents' Choice in Best Local Non-Profit? Believe in Santa Foundation Project HOPE United Way of Marion County Kimberlys Center for Child Protection WAGS Animal Rescue PACE Center for Girls SYNERGIZE Marion County Building Better Dads The Salvation Army Marion Literacy Council Humane Society Interfaith Emergency Services Inc Wear Gloves The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Saving Paws and Hooves in Central Florida Friends of the Ocala Public Library Ambassadors of Nature Education Foundation HUGS Charities Women's Pregnancy Center McKenzie's Moment WRITE IN OK Question Title * 42. Parents' Choice in Veterinary Care? Maricamp Animal Hospital Skylark Animal Hospital All Pets Clinic Magnolia Animal Hospital Clay Oaks Mobile Concierge Veterinarian Paddock Park Animal Care Center Ocala Veterinary Hospital WRITE IN OK Question Title * 43. Parents' Choice in Pet Grooming? Perfect Paws Grooming Prefurred Pet Wash And Grooming Doggy Bubbles Dog and Pet Grooming Red Fern Pet Lodge The Dog House of Belleview Aleta's Mobile Dog and Horse Grooming WRITE IN OK Question Title * 44. Parent's Choice in Family Photography? OK Question Title * 45. Parents' Choice in Family Law? OK Question Title * 46. Parents' Choice in Coffee? OK Question Title * 47. Parents' Choice in Realtors? OK Question Title * 48. Parents' Choice in Counseling/Therapy? OK Question Title * 49. Parents' Choice for Best Local Coach? OK Question Title * 50. Parents' Choice for Religious Organization? OK CAST MY VOTES!