Just saw the slideshow, and it looks like it was very well attended and everyone had a great time! I'm glad to see this kind of thing going on in your corner of Florida and hope this will be a self-sustaining endeavor.
There is a new website for "Central Florida" Deaf and ASL. Might want to check it out - it is slowly growing but has some good information for the area.
Read the information and/or post questions or introduce yourself to the Central Florida Deaf community.
Central Florida Deaf, HOH and American Sign Language ASL Website and Forums
I am from Florida myself, and I am a student at SPC (St. Petersburg College). Anyway, to anwer your question, YES! There are thousands of deaf people here in Florida. Many of them are in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Miami area. High numbers of deaf people also exist in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Fort Myers. There are also small numbers of deaf people all over the state of Florida. Hope that answer your question!
Dphh tonight in st augustine beach area... early bird gets a free pitcher of beer. Myself, personally, I only plan on only a glass of red wine. Who's going? I am.