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Main Street Matters 

January 2013

In This Issue
Ongoing Main Street Events
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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 New Year!  


Wishing you and yours a wonderful and prosperous New Year!  

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




 Main Street CRA

 Upcoming Events


Monday, January 21

3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade

12:00 Noon

The parade will start at the Depot Museum, proceed on to Main Street, continue to Delaney Avenue, and end at Memorial Field.   The parade wraps up a weekend of festivities at Memorial Field, which includes entertainment, food booths, a bounce house, and pony rides.


Thank You and Best Wishes to

Laura Wade, Executive Director

Chamber of Commerce 

Laura Wade has resigned as Executive Director of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and will be pursuing other career interests. We want to thank Laura for all of her help this past year.  She was instrumental in making Ocktoberfest, Springtime on the Mall, and other events so successful.  Please wish her great success in her new position as director of career services at Webber International University in Babson Park. We will miss her dedication and hard work.  LauraWade 


The Stars and Stripes Are  Flying Again

On Monday, December 10, the American flag was raised on a pole beside the Chamber of Commerce building.  In 1987, the pole was a gift from the Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 69.  It was damaged during Hurricane Charley and has stood empty all of these years.  Charles Devlin, owner of Devtech Sales made a generous donation so the flag pole could be painted and the surrounding landscape updated.  Dave Ailstock, owner of Eighteen East, bought a new flag for the pole, and Neil Kemmerline, from the City of Avon Park, worked to attach a new pulley rope as well as repair lighting for the flag to be flown at night.  Thank you to all of the people involved in this worthy project.  We really appreciate it!    Preserving Old Glory


Openings on the CRA Board

 Are you interested in serving on the Main Street CRA Advisory Board?  To be on the board, you must either live, own property, or work inside the CRA district.  The Board meets the first Thursday of the month at 12:00 noon in City Hall.  You can pick up an application at City Hall, or call  452-2039.



          Avon Park CRA Offers Residential & Business Facade Grant Funds  

 CRA is offering financial assistance to improve the exterior, or facade, of residential homes and businesses located within the City's three CRA districts.  Interested parties must complete a Facade Grant Application, which is available at City Hall.  Grant funds will not be considered for projects already under renovation and is based on appropriated funding designated for the CRA program and are on a first come, first serve basis.   For more information about the Facade Grant Application process or to obtain an application form, please call 452-2039.  



  Coming soon... 

           Springtime on the Mall 

            March 22nd and 23rd






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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