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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

September 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 September 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

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Avon Park Depot Museum Reopens
The Avon Park Depot Museum on  3 North Museum Avenue reopened on September 2nd after a three-month summer closure. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Those interested can also schedule a group guided tour through the museum or plan an event on the Silver Palm Dining Car. Contact them at (863) 453-3525 or visit their website at depotmuseum.

Mildred Head Memorial Fountain
Receives a Facelift 
The City of Avon Park and the Main Street CRA would like to thank Ferron Jackson and all of the volunteers who spent August 22nd and 23rd restoring and refurbishing the Mildred Head Memorial Fountain and surrounding gardens.  We would also like to thank Witham Chevy, Sherwin-Williams, American Farms, Walmart, Little Italy, Pizza Hut, Tap Room, Panera Bread, and Hess for all of their donations to the project.  To read more about the project, click on fountain.

Welcome to Melissa Hayes
 Avon Park Chamber Director

Melissa Hayes began her new duties as Executive Director of Avon Park Chamber of Commerce on August 11th. Some of her plans for the position include updating the website to give members and site visitors an idea of what chamber programs and assistance is available to the retail and industrial sites in Avon Park, and luring in members who have dropped out or become inactive. She also would like to upgrade the chamber's membership benefits package so that it would be customized to the various members and make incentives to join or stay with the chamber more appealing.  Please stop by to welcome Melissa to Avon Park.  For more information, click on chamber.

Avon Park Autumn Bike Fest 
October 2-4, 2015

Things are shaping up to be a fun weekend for all! ABATE of Florida Safety and Education is working hard to make their Autumn Bike Fest an event for bikers as well as the local community. Friday morning the event will kick off with a Veteran's Tribute with veterans from different conflicts raising a flag that has flown over our nation's capital. The flag will be presented to the city after the close of the event.  Check out the vendors on Main Street as well as the local shops - grab a bite to eat, listen to the bands, and donate at the OneBlood big red bus. Join CMA at Auto Options, 106 W. Main Street, for the Sunday morning service as well as a bike blessing. Visit their website at abateflorida.

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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