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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

 December 2013

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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) 449-0856 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 December e-Newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on happenings in the Main Street District.


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Upcoming Events

Welcome to

 Harold's Hamburgers

201 US 27 S

Harold's Hamburgers is scheduled to open on Saturday, December 14th.  They will be open every day from 6am - 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Stop by and check out the newest restaurant to open in the Main Street CRA district!



Sunday, December 8th

Annual Holiday Reception  

The Artists' Group at SFSC  

Stop by the Hotel Jacaranda to browse the TAG Studio for unique holiday gifts on Sunday, December 8 from 1pm to 3pm.  Items available include artwork, jewelry, china, note cards, and art glass.  Light refreshments will be served.



Monday, December 9th
 Christmas on Main Street 
Downtown Avon Park, 6pm

Chorale groups from local elementary schools will perform a Christmas concert in front of the Jacaranda Hotel.  Call the Chamber of Commerce at 453-3350 for further details.



Thursday, December 12th

SFSC Foundation

Holiday Luncheon 

Jacaranda Hotel  -  12 Noon

Make plans to attend this holiday event that features holiday music, entertainment and a luncheon to celebrate the season.  Funds to benefit SFSC scholarship programs.  RSVP deadline is December 5th.  To be added to the invitation list, please contact the SFSC Foundation at 863-453-3133.  The cost is $35 per person.  


 Friday, December 13th

Jingle Bell Run - 6pm

The public schools of Avon Park are organizing a festive holiday Jingle Bell 5K run/walk.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Avon Park schools in funding leadership education.  The event last year hosted 500 runners and spectators.  The attendance this year is anticipated to be 700, which should have a positive impact on the businesses in the downtown area. Contact Karin Doty at dotyk@highlands.k12.fl.us for more information.



Stop by Candy Cane Lane

to Visit the Christmas Tree Village 

Make sure you take a walk through the Christmas Tree Village located on the mall to see all of the trees sponsored by local businesses.  The trees will stay in the village until December 28th.



Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th 

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is a day to remember and honor all  who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The attack at the base also officially marked U.S. involvement in World War II.  In 1994, Congress named December 7th as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Just three years before, on the 50th anniversary of the attacks, Congress created commemorative medals for all those who were at Pearl Harbor that day. Civilians were also included as recipients of the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal.  2013 marks the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. 


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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