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

Pig on the Pond

Friday, March 8th 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Saturday, March 9th 10:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

Sunday, March 10th 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.


Seminole County Touch-A-Truck

Enjoy BBQ, carnival rides, live music, the Swamp Brothers, pig racing, local non-profits, fireworks and more!  Pig on the Pond takes place at Clermont Waterfront park.  No on-site parking.  Free parking and shuttle rides from:  Shuttle #1 at Clermont Park & Ride on Highway 27 North just south of Highway 50 and Shuttles #2 and #3 at the Citrus Tower at Highway 27 & Hunt Street, one block south of Citrus Tower.

Event admission $5 for adults, $3 for children 2-6 and Free for children under 2.  Carnival ride tickets:  $10 for 10 tickets or $20 for unlimited rides.

Be sure to stop by the Spectrum News 13 booth to meet your favorite anchors and meteorologists.


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.