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Main Street Matters 

 April 2015

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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 April e-Newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on happenings in the Main Street District.


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Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt in

Donaldson Park

Friday, April 3rd

The Avon Park Jaycees are sponsoring the 8th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Donaldson Park.  The event will be held Friday, April 3rd, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  The theme this year is Glow in the Dark and there will be a best dressed contest for those in glow attire! The Easter Egg Hunt, which is sectioned off according to age, will begin at approximately 7:30 pm as the sun sets so kids can hunt glow in the dark eggs. Please bring your own bag or basket to collect eggs and goodies.  Directly after the Easter Egg Hunt there will be a kids Easter movie on the beach so bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie. There will be raffle prizes, crafts, and games during the Easter Egg Hunt and the movie. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance for photos so bring your cameras! This event is free to the community.  



Avon Park Bluegrass Blueberry Festival

Saturday, April 25th

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The 5th Annual Rotary Bluegrass Blueberry Festival will be held in Donaldson Park on Saturday, April 25th.  A BBQ Chicken Dinner will be available, along with blueberry pie, blueberry lemonade, fresh blueberries by the pint or flat (6 pints), and blueberry plants.  There will also be a Kid's Zone, Bluegrass Bands, and original arts and crafts vendors. Don't forget to enter your favorite recipe in the Blueberry Bake-Off Contest.  For more information, visit their website at blueberryfestival.         


April is Keep America Beautiful month.
Keep America Beautiful was organized in 1953 to bring corporate and private individuals together to promote the importance of keeping America's public spaces clean and beautiful.  The Keep America Beautiful foundation has three core missions: preventing litter, reducing waste, and beautifying communities.  


April 6 is the official day for the Great American Cleanup, but communities hold events throughout the entire year. Great American Cleanup events and education programs help to renew parks, trails and recreation areas, clean shorelines and waterways, remove litter and debris, reduce waste and increase recycling, and plant trees, flowers and community gardens, among other activities, to inspire a new generation of community stewards.


World Health Day is April 7. 

The theme this year is Improving food safety, from farm to plate. World Health Day 2015 is an opportunity to alert people working in different government sectors, farmers, manufacturers, retailers, health practitioners - as well as consumers - about the importance of food safety, and the part each can play in ensuring that everyone can feel confident that the food on their plate is safe to eat.



Earth Day is April 22 and focuses on the environment and our planet. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to share their concerns about each citizen's critical role in the environment.  Now over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Arbor Day is April 27 and focuses on planting trees to improve the environment and beautify the world.  The Arbor Day Foundation works with the U.S. Forest Service to plant trees in America's national forests and the National Association of State Foresters to plant trees in state forests. Through the generous donations of their members and partners, the Foundation has helped the Forest Service plant more than 20 million forestland trees since 1990. 

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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