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RED, WHITE & KABOOM

CITY OF LAKELAND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT LAKE MIRROR

BRING CANNED FOOD ITEM TO BENEFIT VISTE

 

LAKELAND, FL (June 26, 2017) - The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place  at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Monday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the crowd at 9 p.m. The festivities will start with a live concert featuring the energetic Jah Movement blending their brand of reggae that includes iconic pop songs with an island feel.  

 

Jah Movement have the distinction of winning Creative Loafing’s ‘Best Local Reggae Band’ in the Tampa Bay Area.  The band commands the stage with Damie Caines, former lead vocalist of popular band ‘Democracy’. He provides his unique sounds that many local reggae artists can’t touch. He shares the spotlight with Shantel Norman, who is one of the most popular female vocalist in Southwest Florida. She can sing ANY genre of music and she certainly entertains the crowd. 

 

Jah Movement has established a well-known name and reputation throughout Florida with a passion for live performances. They bring their own sound that includes reggae with a touch of R&B, Soul and Funk. You never know what popular songs they will pull out the box at each show!

 

Tom Mims, President of T. Mims Corporation said, “We are very excited to sponsor Red, White & Kaboom again this year.  It is an excellent opportunity for our community to come together in celebration of our great country and it is free to the public.”  He added, “However, we ask all those attending to bring a canned food item that will help those in need. All non-perishable items benefit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).”

 

During Red, White & Kaboom there will be a variety of food trucks around Lake Mirror so bring a blanket, bring your appetite and enjoy the festivities in celebrating our great nation.  The event will conclude with a dramatic display of fireworks over the lake.  The evening is free to the public and everyone attending is encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item to benefit VISTE. Those attending can bring their own cooler but no glass bottles please.  Also, no pop-up tents are large beach umbrellas are allowed.

 

There will be a Snapchat geofilter for the event so all those attending are encouraged to use the filter and share their experiences through social media using #redwhiteandkaboom2017 and #RWK2017

 

All City parking garages will be open for T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom.


CONTACT:

Kevin Cook

Director of Communications

863/834-6264


LAKELAND, FL (April 25, 2017) – The City of Lakeland and Polk County are hosting the Florida Sunshine Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) during the annual garbage truck driver, landfill equipment operator and mechanic competition that is taking place April 28 -29. The competition helps identify the best solid waste equipment operators that will go on to represent Florida at the national SWANA event that will take place in October. 
 
This event is a gathering of the best drivers, operators, and mechanics in the solid waste industry representing city, county and private waste haulers from around the state. There are eight different categories of competition between the truck, equipment and mechanic events to find the best-of-the-best in the solid waste industry. 

Date:

The competition on Friday, April 28th is devoted to industry employee safety and equipment inspection, while Saturday, April 29th is the live action of the driving, operating and hands on repair of solid waste equipment competition.

The truck and mechanics competition site is open to spectators on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Event website:
swanafl.org/event-2402059

Competition Site Information


Truck and Mechanic Competitions: 
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport 
Air Side Center Parking (South Parking Lot) 
3131 Flightline Drive 
Lakeland, FL 33811

Heavy Equipment Competition
Polk County Landfill
10 Environmental Loop S
Winter Haven, FL 33880

 

CONTACT

Gene Ginn, 2017 Road-E-O Chairman | gene.ginn@lakelandgov.net | Ph: 863.834.8777



For further information, please call (863) 834-SWAN (7926)!

LAKELAND, FL (January 31, 2015) - The City of Lakeland is seeking input from Citizens on the values and priorities of the community with an online survey at www.lakelandvalues.com.
 
Survey

Visit www.lakelandvalues.com and spend a few moments taking the survey. Citizen opinion is very important and the City uses the information gathered from the survey to help with City of Lakeland strategic and budgeting initiatives.  The survey is available online now through Feb 28th and is available in both English and Spanish. 

Citizen input will help plan for Lakeland’s future.  

Please take the time to participate in the online survey.  Those that participate in the Community Values Survey or Workshops are eligible to win one of many prizes, including a golf package at Cleveland Heights, tickets to a Lakeland Center event, or Kelly Recreation Complex/Gandy Pool passes! 

Visit www.lakelandvalues.com or call 834-SWAN for more information. 

Do you follow us on Facebook or Twitter?  We'd love it if you'd share and retweet our posts about the Community Values Survey to help us get the word out in 2017!



There are six holidays that potentially impact collection schedules:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  See below for the upcoming holidays and how the holiday will affect your service.  You can always find the full, up-to-date Holiday collection schedule here.  

Christmas

Saturday, December 24th & Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Offices will be closed Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th.

No changes to normally scheduled collection days.

New Year's Day

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Offices will be closed Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

No changes to normally scheduled collection days.