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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

 March 2013

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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 for more information.  


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.



Welcome to the Avon Park CRA - Main Street District March e-Newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on happenings in the Main Street District.  



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

 Main Street CRA

 Upcoming Events


March 22nd and 23rd

Springtime on the Mall

The 34th Annual Springtime on the Mall Festival is slated for Friday, March 22, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 9 am to 4 pm. This event is held in downtown Avon Park on Main Street from Delaney Avenue to Central Avenue.  The event consists of Arts and Crafts vendors, music and entertainment, and a children's section. There will also be multiple food and drink vendors.  There is no admission charge.  The annual Rotary pancake breakfast will be on Saturday morning from 7 am until 11 am - tickets may be purchased at the breakfast or from a Rotary member.



April 20th

Avon Park Rotary

 Bluegrass Blueberry Festival 

The 3rd Annual Bluegrass Blueberry Festival will be held in Donaldson Park on April 20, 2013, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Live bluegrass entertainment will be provided, and BBQ chicken dinners will be for sale.  Fresh blueberries will be on sale as well as various blueberry products.  A Kids Zone will include a bounce house, games, and face painting.   And you don't want to miss the Blueberry Bake Off and Miniature Blueberry Muffin Eating contests sponsored by Winn Dixie.  For more information, visit blueberryfestival.



 Florida's Foundation Offering Free

Mitigation Webinars

Florida's Foundation is offering 10 webinars about mitigation that will be available to the public at no charge. Mitigation is defined as the lessening of the force or intensity of something unpleasant. Wind mitigation specifically targets the structural and nonstructural aspects that prevent or lessen damage caused by high winds that occur with storms. The webinars are designed for homeowners wanting to learn more ways to prepare their homes for hurricanes. Researched methods for strengthening a home to withstand higher winds will be discussed. Wind mitigation is meant to avoid a hazard by reducing the amount of damage to your home and reducing the amount of debris that may result in damage to other homes and speed cleanup efforts. In Florida, our primary concern is the wind damage caused by hurricanes. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. That means for five of twelve months of every year, Floridians are at risk for exposure to high winds. Also, it is not unusual to have a hurricane or tropical storm outside of hurricane season.  To sign up for the free webinar, visit Webinars. Visit Florida's Foundation website at Florida'sFoundation for more information. 

Coming Soon....


May 18 & 19 - Relay for Life


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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