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Weekly Roundup

December 1-7, 2018

2019 Special Election

A Special Municipal Election will be held in the City of Lakeland on January 15, 2019. Qualified voters will decide on the following position: Unexpired Term of Southwest Commissioner - District C. You can learn more at lakelandgov.net/elections. In the meantime, here are the candidates!

Screenshot of the Lakeland Christmas Parade Logo

The 38th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade

The 38th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade, hosted by the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, took place in Downtown Lakeland on Thursday, December 6th...and what a sight it was! With over 116 entries, this year's parade, with the theme of A Storybook Christmas was quite festive and the floats were spectacular!

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Photo of four people around the Menorah for the Festival of Lights kickoff at Lake Mirror, Lakeland

Photo by Lakeland Fire Department

Happy Hanukkah!

On Sunday, December 2nd, the Jewish Festival of Lights was celebrated with a menorah lighting ceremony, "Light up the Lake," at Lake Mirror. Happy Hanukkah, Lakeland!

Banner promoting the 2018 Lakeland Christmas Parade, Snowfest and Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog

Don't miss these great holiday events...you can still make it to Snowfest and the Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog!

City Commission Meeting

This week's City Commission Meeting took place on Monday, December3rd at City Hall. In addition to presenting beautification awards and presenting proclamations, the Mayor and City Commission heard public comment and voted on scheduled agenda items.

See How They Voted

December 2018 Proclamations: Photo of Frank Perez and local cadets in the City Commission Chambers receiving their proclamation for the 77th Anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol

Proclamations: 77th Anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol

Here to receive the proclamation were Frank R. Perez and local Cadets from the Lakeland Composite Squadron- Civil Air Patrol of the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary). ⁣ ⁣

Beautification Awards

Photo of December 2018 Residential Beautification Award Winner's property on Valley Hill East: Lush garden and yard with house in background

Residential Beautification Award

Congratulations to this month's Residential Beautification Award winner, Mark Jameson-Lee of 1323 Valley Hill East! What a beautiful space!

Photo of Burger King on Harden Boulevard on a sunny day with flag waving and well-manicured green space

Commercial Beautification Award 

Congratulations to this month's Commercial Beautification Award winner, Burger King, located at 3590 Harden Boulevard! We just love what you've done with the new space!

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