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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

 March 2014

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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 Donna Vinson at (863) 453-6000 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.


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Upcoming Events

  Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park

Annual Plant Sale

March 8th 

8 a.m. - Noon

The Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will be holding their annual plant sale on March 8th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Donaldson Park.  Many plants will be available for sale, along with some free cuttings from garden club members. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase beautiful plants, and also to talk to garden club members about planting and growing these new additions to your garden!


on the Mall
March 28th and 29th 
The 35th Annual Springtime on the Mall Festival is slated for Friday, March 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 a.m. until 11 a.m. - tickets may be purchased at the breakfast or from a Rotary member.
   Music on the Mall
 March 29th
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Welcome to the fifth Music on the Mall concert, featuring Ransom. The event will take place at the Bandstand on the Mall.  There will be a Chili Cook Off before the concert, and many stores will remain open.  Admission is free.  This event is sponsored by the Main Street CRA, Avon Park Breakfast Rotary, The DaisyGirl Shop, and Extraordinaire Heating & A/C.  Bring Your Own Chair!


Today's Images Offers Special
Today's Images, located at 15 W Main Street, would like to invite you to sample a selection of their exclusive services, on four separate visits.  Visit A includes a shampoo, cut & style; Visit B is for a 30 minute Swedish Massage; Visit C is for a Spa Manicure; and Visit D is for a men's shampoo and cut.  The cost of this package is $40, and you must call Roslyn at 305-812-3996 to reserve your space.  Today's Images is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Bullock Farms
Offering $5 Koi
Rob Bullock, owner of Bullock Farms located at 915 W Main Street, is offering $5 koi fish.  Stop by the business, which  is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, to pick up your fish.  In addition to his business, Bullock has been working with Cracker Trail Elementary School to instill an interest in aquaculture and farming while pupils are learning lessons in science, healthcare, elementary physics and responsibility.  Most of the school's approximately 650 pupils are lending a hand in raising fish from spawning, growing and on into bigger tanks.  For more on this project, read Aquaculture Project.

Businesses in the Main Street

CRA District

Do you have rental space available? We would like to keep an inventory of available rental space because we have businesses contacting us looking to relocate. Please let us know the square footage of your rental space. We are NOT looking for residential space - only commercial/industrial property. Contact us at mfowler@avonpark.cc, or call 863-452-2039.


 2014 Florida Car Marathon Precision Car Rally

Florida Car Marathon 500 Miles, will take place April 4, 5 & 6, 2014, from Miami to Tampa to Naples and back to Miami. The group will leave Miami on Saturday, April 5th, at 8:00 a.m., stop for lunch in Okeechobee, continue on to Avon Park with a stop at Donaldson Park, and enter Tampa Bay at about 5:30 p.m.    The Florida Car Marathon 2014 [FCM] is an automobile competition based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic and exotic automobiles. The Events are timed, controlled-speed, endurance rallies- not top-speed races. Each vehicle must follow a prescribed common route while attempting to maintain average speeds. These event regulations apply to all the FCM rallies.  For more information, visit their website at www.floridacarmarathon.com


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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