Monday, January 21
3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade
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.
Springtime on the Mall
March 22nd and 23rd