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Hundreds of pigeons invade The Lakeland Center
Hundreds of pigeons invade The Lakeland Center

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Center and the City of Lakeland is excited to welcome the National Pigeon Association this weekend for its annual national conference.

More than 400 association members and 3,500 pigeons have traveled from around the world to attend the 3-day event that kicked off today, Jan. 12 and continues through Saturday, Jan. 14. Exhibits are open Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A lucrative event for Central Florida, the convention has produced over 1,000 hotel room nights with an estimated economic impact of $500,000.

Top pigeon enthusiasts will compete for honors including breed attractiveness, agility, speed, flight dynamics and one lucky breeder will walk away with the top Grand National Champion title. The public is welcome and admission is free.

Founded in 1920, the National Pigeon Association is an all-breeds pigeon club with an international membership encompassing all varieties of domesticated pigeon.

The National Pigeon Association is an educational organization which produces numerous publications publicizing the enormous contributions the domestic pigeon has made to society.  The contributions range from carrying of messages for nearly all of the major ancient civilizations to helping mankind understand the fundamentals of genetics.

For more information, visit their website at www.npausa.com

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