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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

November 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.

 

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Welcome to the Avon Park CRA - Main Street District November 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

Ridge Area ARC 
Resale Shop
899 W. Main Street
ONE DAY ONLY
HALF-PRICE SALE
Monday, November 2nd 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everything in the store is half-price - November 2nd ONLY.  Stop by and see what you can find!


Christmas Parade 
The Wonder of Children
November 30th
7 pm
The theme for the Christmas parade this year is The Wonder of Children. Anyone can enter a Christmas theme float in the parade.  It's a great way to advertise your business! Stop by Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, call them at 453-3350, or click on Parade Application.


Small Business Saturday
  November 28th
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.  First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively.  By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Take time to visit your local retailers on Small Business Saturday!

 
Facade Grants 
Available  
Main Street CRA has funds available for fašade grants in the Main Street CRA District.  Business Grants are available for the improvement of storefronts.  Total allowable funds per business are 100% of costs up to a maximum of $2,500 per individual storefront.  Home Fašade Grants are available for the exterior improvements of homes.  Total allowable funds per home are 100% of costs up to a maximum of $1,000 per individual home inhabited by home owner.  Applications are based on appropriated funding designated for the CRA program and are on a first come first served basis.  Application submittal does not guarantee funding.  For a copy of the application, click on facadegrant.

Christmas on the Mall
There is still room for your business to add a tree to the Christmas on the Mall display. All trees must be between 7 feet and 8.5 feet tall and must be artificial. They must be tastefully decorated and at the village site, completely decorated and ready for viewing, no later than 9 a.m. on November 29, 2015.  Lighting of the trees will be at 6 p.m. on November 29th. For a copy of the application, click on christmastree.  For more information, contact Annie Feeney at 440-4554.

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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