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January Antique Fair comes to Bartow

January Antique Fair comes to Bartow

Bartow, FL -- If bargain hunting is your passion the Antique Fair is your fix!

The next monthly antique fair is slated for Saturday, Jan. 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Bartow.

Booth spaces are $15 each.

You can reserve your space by contacting the Main Street Bartow office at (863) 519-0508 or Irene Henry at (863) 646-0644.

No pre-registration is required.

The Antique Fair is held the second Saturday of each month.

Highway dedicated to woman killed in 2008 accident

Highway dedicated to woman killed in 2008 accident

BARTOW, Florida -- A section of U.S. Highway 27 was officially designated the Heather Hurd Memorial Highway during a special ceremony this morning.

The dedication was done as a cooperative effort between the Polk County Board of County Commissioners, the Polk County Transportation Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation.

The formal dedication will consist of guest speakers from the county, a representative from state Sen. Paula Dockery's office, Heather's father, Russell Hurd, and others. Mr. Hurd was presented with a commemorative replica sign.

Tree Burning tonight at local park

Tree Burning tonight at local park

BARTOW, Florida -- Bartow will be having its 74th Annual Christmas tree burning at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Holland Park tonight to bring in the New Year.

This long running tradition began back in 1936 as both a superstition and a safety precaution. Much like previous years, this year’s event will feature singing as well as master of ceremonies S.L. Frisbie.

This very unique and special event continues to bring the community together and celebrate the beginning of New Year.

For more information about this event contact Bartow Parks and Recreation at 534-0120

Cops for Kids holiday party offers opportunity to give

Cops for Kids holiday party offers opportunity to give

Lakeland, FL - The Lakeland Police Department is hosting a holiday party tonight, Dec. 16, in support of their annual Cops for Kids program, which helps local families in need. Generous community members have made the event a success in the past, and the city is requesting Christmas gift donations from the community this year, so children between the ages of 0 to 12 will have toys this year.

The event is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Lakeland Police Station. Santa will be at the party and the children will also receive a holiday meal donated and catered by the Texas Cattle Company in addition to a gift. Police are expecting
approximately 386 children to attend the party this year.