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Main Street Matters 

December 2012  

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Ongoing Main Street Events


Main Street CRA Board Meeting - First Thursday of the month at 12 noon in City Hall


Recycle - Every Wednesday. Regular garbage pickup - Thursday or Friday (instead of Monday or Tuesday).


Historical Society - Every 3rd Monday at Noon. Meeting at the Depot Museum. The Museum is open Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 10 am to 3 pm.  Call (863) 453-3525 for more information.


TAG Studio - The Artists Group (T.A.G.) Studio, located in the Hotel Jacaranda, is open Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 3 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm for viewing.  They also have classes in painting, clay, and jewelry.  Classes run from November - April.  For more information, please call (863) 784-7346. 


Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club - Every Friday at 6:45 AM

Meeting at the Rotary Building on South Verona Street.  Please call Julie Diaz-Nichols at (863) 370-7608 for more information.

Avon Park Noon Rotary Club - Every Wednesday at Noon  

Meeting at the Rotary Building on South Verona Street.  Please call Forrest Hilton at (863) 452-2906.  


Avon Park Library Free Film Series -

Children's movie every Saturday at 11 am with free popcorn and juice for children.

Matinee every Saturday at 2 pm showing popular new releases and some old favorites.

Story time for children ages 5 and under every Wednesday at 10 am.

Call (863) 452-3803.


Happy Holidays!


Now that it is December, I'm sure you have lots to do, but please take time to check out the following events in Avon Park!  And don't forget to enjoy the season!    

For more information about the Avon Park CRA, visit   www.AvonParkCRA com


 Main Street CRA

 Upcoming Events


Tin Can Tourists

Sunday, December 9th
2 pm - 4 pm

Come learn about America's First Auto-Campers:

Tin Can Tourists (of the 1920s and 1930s)

Sunday December 9, 2-4 p.m. at Avon Park Depot Museum

PLUS: Photo-Op of Model T Fords at 1:00 in front of Museum


Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk
Friday, December 14th
6:00 pm
The public schools of Avon Park are sponsoring a festive holiday 5K run/walk event.  All proceeds will benefit the four Avon Park area schools as they partner together to develop leadership skills for the children of our community. The event is open to the general public and admission fees are $15 per participant thru December 7th ($25 after this date).  Registration forms may be picked up at any Avon Park School and all Avon Park School websites. For more information, contact Karin Doty at dotyk@highlands.k12.fl.us 
Annual Holiday Feast
December 14th
3 pm - 7 pm
The City of Avon Park has announced its Third Annual Holiday Feast to benefit the underserved residents of Avon Park.  A traditional, sit-down feast will be served by city staff and their families.  Santa Claus will make an early stop at the event with something special for all children in attendance.  The dinner will take place at the Avon Park Community Center on 310 W Main Street.


Sunday, December 16th
Annual Holiday Reception
The Artists' Group at SFSC
  2 pm - 4 pm
Stop by and browse for unique holiday gifts in the spacious gallery located in the Hotel Jacaranda.  Items available include artwork, jewelry, note cards, china, and art glass.  Light refreshments will be served for your enjoyment.


  Congratulations to Don Appelquist

Director of SFSC Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Appelquist was recently awarded the Campus Impact Award for Outstanding Private Fundraising Professional from the Council for Resource Development.  Each year, the award is given to one person in the United States who has had the greatest impact on their campus. Dr. Appelquist was recognized for his service in an award ceremony held November 10 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Appelquist is also the CRA Main Street Board Chairperson.
Christmas Parade Well Attended
Highlands County's first Christmas parade of the season packed in a crowd as hundreds of people came to share in the festive spirit in almost near-perfect weather. More than 100 floats shuffled along Main Street as businesses, community groups and Avon Park area students waved, marched and performed dance and song routines.  

Avon Park Recycles Program Up and Running 

From now on, every Wednesday in Avon Park will be recycling collection day. Residents must have their recycling carts curbside by 6 a.m. Wednesday.  Recyclables don't have to be separated but can all be commingled in the same bin, in what is called "single stream" recycling.  Regular garbage will now be picked up only once a week, on Thursday or Friday as part of the current route's schedule.

Some of the things that go into your recycling cart:

Opened mail and greeting cards; paper egg cartons; plastic containers like bottles, tubs, jugs and jars; file folders; paperboard boxes; cans (do not crush or flatten); glass bottles and jars; newspapers and inserts (no bags); phone books; loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps; corrugated cardboard and paper bags; paper milk/ juice cartons (no foil pouches; do not flatten); paperback books.

Do not put these:

Scrap metal; Tyvek envelopes; needles or syringes; frozen food, ice cream or frozen fruit containers; light bulbs, plates or vases; hazardous or bio-hazardous waste; Styrofoam or paper-to-go containers; tissues, paper towels and napkins.     Highlands Today Editorial


Coming soon...

 Party in the Park After Dark - January 26th


Thank you for reading the Main Street Avon Park CRA E-newsletter.  Stay tuned for more information, and visit us online at www.AvonParkCRA.com.

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