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LAKELAND SWAN ROUND UP – OCTOBER 22ND

LAKELAND SWAN ROUND UP – OCTOBER 22ND

 

LAKELAND, FL (October 21, 2013) -- The City of Lakeland Parks Division will be on Lake Morton at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, October 22nd h for the 33rd Annual Swan Roundup.  Crews will be catching and herding the swans as the initial part of their annual veterinary check-up.

 

The swans will be confined in large holding pens on the south side of the lake for inoculations and wellness examinations that will start Wednesday morning, October 23rd at 7:30 a.m. with Patricia Mattson, DVM.

 

The Annual Swan Round-Up allows Lakeland's Parks and Recreation Department to closely monitor the health and vitality of Lakeland’s swan population. On Wednesday morning, each swan will be given a wellness examination by veterinarian Patricia Mattson.  They will also be weighed, vaccinated, and given a microchip if necessary so their health can be easily tracked.

 

The original swans on Lake Morton were donated by Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom in 1957.  The swans were first cared for by veterinarian (emeritus) and original "Swanvet" W.G. Gardner.  As Lakeland’s swan flock grew, it became paramount to give the regal birds an annual health check so the Swan Roundup began.  This practice started in 1980 and has continued every year since then.

 

Dr. Mattson has almost 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine.  She the owner of Companion Animal Hospital a full service facility that provides general medical care, preventive medical care, vaccinations, health certificates, caesarean section, diagnostic services, on-site kennel, on-site laboratory testing, flea control, dietary counseling, spay/neuter, declawing, radiology, general surgery, dentistry, emergency services, microchipping, pharmacy services and boarding.

 


LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

The Lakeland Police Department will hold their Open House on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This year our theme is “Let’s Keep Moving”. We are focusing on health, wellness and fitness and have invited vendors to share their information to help us get…and stay healthy! Some of the businesses that have committed are:  Just Dance, Planet Fitness, LA Fitness, Bent’s Bicycle Shop, LeRoy’s Bicycle Shop, InnerAct Alliance and Omega Man, to just name a few.

In addition to the vendors that will share a wealth of knowledge, we will have our K9’s, SWAT team, DUI Enforcement, Hostage Negotiators, Crime Scene Techs, the Helicopter and more! Along with LPD’s components, we will have other city partners with us; the Fire Department, Lakeland Electric, Lakeland Water, Coleman Bush and Simpson Park.

There will be tours of the police station beginning at 10:30 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. These tours include the Crime Lab, Communications Center and the Emergency Operations Center.

You will be able to enjoy plenty of children’s activities and entertainment. And, hot dogs and popcorn will be served during the event.

So gather your family, friends and neighbors and come out and enjoy a day with the Lakeland Police Department.

 


The Rules, Responsibilities and Rights of Bicyclists Workshop


Wednesday October 23rd
7:00 pm
Florida Southern College, Branscomb 201


A panel of law enforcement officers who also enjoying riding bicycles in their free time will talk about the Florida laws as they pertain to bicyclists. Topics will include:

• Come join your fellow bicyclist to hear the answers to such questions as “What does “3 feet to pass” mean?

• Do I really need to come to a full and complete stop at a intersection if no one else is around?

• What happens if there are no sensors to pick up a bicycle at a stop light? Do I have to wait until a car comes to activate the light?

The panel will take questions from the audience.


Registration Deadline Extended for Youth Basketball League

It's not too late to register for the Youth Basketball League at the Kelly Recreation Complex.  The City has extended the deadline for new registrations until Monday, October 14th. 


2013-2014 KELLY RECREATION YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

 

FEES

PARTICIPANT FEE: $60.00

TRAINING LEAGUE AGES 4-7: $40.00

ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL UPON REGISTRATION. FEES INCLUDE 10 GAMES, END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT, TROPHY AND JERSEY. THERE WILL BE $15.00 LATE FEE FOR ANYONE REGISTERING AFTER OCTOBER 14, 2013.

 

LEAGUES AND DIVISIONS

LEAGUES: TRAINING LEAGUE: AGES 4-7

DIVISIONS: BOYS: AGES 8-10, 11-12,

BOYS: AGES 13-15

GIRLS: AGES 8-11

GIRLS: AGES 12-15

 

DRAFT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013

6:00PM-6:45PM - BOYS- 11-12 YR OLDS

7:00PM-7:45PM - BOYS- 13-15 YR OLDS

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

6:00PM-6:30PM - BOYS- 8-10 YR OLDS

6:45PM-7:15PM - GIRLS- 8-11 YR OLDS

7:30PM-8:00PM - GIRLS- 12-15 YR OLDS


For more information contact the Kelly Recreation Complex at 863.834.3284.