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Join the Lakeland Police Department and departments across the nation on April 21, 2012 in the National PAL Mentoring Day. The day will be filled with many activities and an opportunity to learn more about the Lakeland Police Department PAL Program. 

PAL seeks to promote and safeguard the interests and general welfare of the youth of the community; to instill good health habits, good sportsmanship, and high morals and civic standards in the youth of the community, to help fulfill the need for recreational, educational and social activities that are designed to rehabilitate youthful first-time offenders and prevent their return into the criminal justice system. 

The Lakeland PAL is located at 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. 

The club is for boys and girls ages 4 to 17. For more information on the program, please go to the PAL website

Date: April 21, 2012 
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm 
Location: Simpson Park Field (adjacent to center) 

Live Performance by Leegit 

  • Mighty Marching Lions 
  • TBS Step team 
  • Get Fit Jam 
  • Walk this way production 
  • Crystal's World of Dancers 
  • Girls Inc. of Winter Haven 
  • PAL Cheerleaders 
  • free food, free games, $25 off registration fee for football, cheerleading, after-school program. 
In addition 

Regal GMC will offer a summer job to 2 high-school seniors at this event, 

TD Banks will provide giveaways to kids, 

There will be bouncing houses for small children, and 

Polk Works will have their career bus onsite for citizens to fill out job applications online 

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