Brevard County Candidate – Ken Rhoden at Tico Airshow

Ken was out most of the day yesterday (Saturday, 3/10) at the Tico Airshow in Titusville put on by the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum.  The airshow was amazing, the planes on display were interesting, and the people were very friendly.  Many supporters said “Hi” to Ken Rhoden and his crew who were there meeting people and collecting ballot petitions.  The deadline for the campaign to turn in the petitions is March 19 at noon so if you have some, give Ken a call and he’ll arrange to have them picked up.  If you have not filled one out – there is one on the VOLUNTEER page here that you can download and send back to the Ken Rhoden Campaign at 218 Hibiscus Blvd., Merritt Island, FL, 32952.

Ken Rhoden is a Brevard County Candidate / Seminole County Candidate for the Public Defender’s Office of the 18th Judicial circuit covering both the Brevard County Public Defender and Seminole County Public Defender Offices.

Ken Rhoden: Gone to the Dogs?

Sunday, February 26, was Cocoa Village‘s Paws in the Park celebration which rounded out the weekend of Mardi Gras fun and frivolity!   The Vote Rhoden Crew was out in force at the dog-centric event gathering petitions and meeting the 2 legged and 4 legged visitors.   There was a Parade of Pets, a costume contest, and even a King & Queen of Paws in the Park were crowned.   Ken was greeted enthusiastically by both humans and canines.  This is a must-add for next year if you are an animal lover.  (Oh, and by the way, it is FREE!)

Here’s a photo of the rescued poodle that is Ken’s campaign helper! (He was rescued through Coastal Poodle Rescue.)

Phinneas was rescued through Coastal Poodle Rescue

Cocoa Village Mardi Gras Parade with Ken Rhoden

Ken Rhoden and his crew are going to be IN the Cocoa Village Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 25th at 8pm.  Riders will be tossing beads and Mardi Gras coins out to the crowd along the route through beautiful Cocoa Village.  Schedule of events for the evening can be found on the official website.   But the weekend is chock full of fun activities for all the members of your family – including the dogs!

Thanks to the overall sponsors:  City of CocoaBrighthouse Networks, and Cocoa Hyundai.

Here is a brief list of events, reposted from the official Cocoa Village Mardi Gras website:

February 24-26, 2012

A True New Orleans Celebration right here in Cocoa Village

Family Gras: Friday, February 24, 2012

Riverfront Park, 5-9pm

  • Sponsored by TD Bank
  • Live Mardi Gras style entertainment for the whole family

Cocoa Village Mardi Gras: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cocoa Village, 5pm-12am

  • Entry is $8.00 in advance for adults and $5.00 in advance for children 12 and under; $12.00 for adults the day of the event and $8.00 for children 12 and under the day of the event
  • Headliner is Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton
  • Fantastic authentic Mardi Gras style entertainment on two stages
  • Roaming entertainment
  • Central Florida News 13 parade of floats begins at 8pm with thousands of beads to catch
  • Authentic Cajun style food and New Orleans atmosphere

Mardi Gras Paws in the Park: Sunday, February 26, 2012

Riverfront Park, 12-3pm

Brevard Superhero 5k Benefitting the Guardian Ad Litem Program

The Brevard County Guardian Ad Litem program hosted a fundraiser Superhero 5k run/walk today, February 4, 2012.  The event was held at Space Coast Stadium and was well attended (just see the crowds in the photos!)

Ken ran in the 5k to support this worthy cause and run he did.  No wonder he’s been called Rocket Rhoden!  He placed first in his age group with a solid 8:08 per mile pace.  But as always, Ken directed attention to the real reason for the event,  “The kids are the ones that need to win and supporting local fundraisers like the Superhero 5k is one way that all of us can help.  Run or walk,  donate time or door prizes,  there is something we all can do,” said Ken.

If you are interested in learning more about the Guardian Ad Litem program, visit them online to read about the organization. Or if you think you’d like to be a Guardian Ad Litem, please contact the wonderful staff:

For more information on how to become a child advocate, please contact Patricia Williams at the Moore Justice Center, 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida 32940.  The number is 321-508-4595 or  fax 321-690-6897.  You can also send your questions to Patricia.Williams@gal.fl.gov.


Friday Fest was Very Festive!

Friday, January 13, Ken and quite a few volunteers attended Downtown Melbourne’s Friday Fest celebration hosted by Melbourne Mainstreet.  There was music, laughter, and great fun from before 6pm all the way to closing at 10pm.  Several hundred people young and young-at-heart came by, met Ken, signed ballot petitions, and made everyone smile.  The Vote Rhoden team table was ablaze with light and bright personalities.  Thank you to all the volunteers (human and canine!) who gave up their warm plans to come and work with Ken in the chilly evening air.

If you would like to volunteer to help in the future, please call Ken, email, or visit the Volunteer Page here on this site.

Remember, Friday Fest is the 2nd Friday of every month (except December) and is a great place to spend the evening with your family!