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A night of fun in Lakeland

A night of fun in Lakeland

Lakeland, FL -- Come out and join some great Family Fun this Thursday, June 2 at Joker Merchant Stadium for the 2nd Annual "Wing Ding".

The Flying Tigers will host a fun evening to raise money and awareness for the Camp Fire USA Sunshine Council. Tickets include 10 wing sample tickets and free beer samples from Budweiser.

There wil lbe a pre-game wing competition between local restaurants along with live music then be sure to hang around for the the game between the Flying Tigers and the Fort Myers Miracle!

Benefit basketball game tonight

Benefit basketball game tonight

Bartow, FL -- The Bartow Chamber of Commerce has announced a basketball game between the 2010 5A State Champion basketball team members and the current Bartow High School (BHS) boys basketball team will be played at Carver Recreation Center on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m.

"This will be an exciting match," Carver Recreation Center Director, Larry Tucker, said. "Some of the Championship team players from last year are home now from college for a short time, so we got them to agree to play and hopefully raise some money for the current team's uniforms." 

How to prepare for natural disaster

How to prepare for natural disaster

Winter Haven, Florida -- The Polk County Emergency Management Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps Program want to educate and empower residents on preparing for natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

On June 1, members of Polk County's Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) will be at the Lakeland Flying Tigers Minor League baseball game, distributing ready materials and will be available to answer any questions from fans.

Summer swimming health tips

Summer swimming health tips

Bartow, FL -- Summer is here, and the Polk County Health Department says it wants to make families aware of simple steps they can take to prevent recreational water illnesses and ensure a healthy and safe swimming season for everyone.

Knowing the basic facts about recreational water illnesses can make the difference in ensuring an enjoyable time at the pool, beach, or water park.

Recreational Water Illnesses are spread by swallowing, breathing, or having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water activity parks, lakes, rivers, or oceans.

Flying Tigers and Polk County team up for Emergency Preparedness Night

Flying Tigers and Polk County team up for Emergency Preparedness Night

Polk County, FL -- The Lakeland Flying Tigers and Polk County Emergency Management have teamed up to host an Emergency Preparedness Night on Wednesday, June 1.

The event will when the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium open at 6 p.m. and will continue throughout the game as the Flying Tigers battle the Ft. Myers Miracle.

First pitch will cross home plate at 7 p.m.

For the eighth consecutive year, Minor League Baseball is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps Program to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Golf Tourney to benefit Florida Sheriff's Youth Villa

Golf Tourney to benefit Florida Sheriff's Youth Villa

Bartow, FL -- The Bartow Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for a Memorial day weekend of golf that benefits the Florida Sheriff's Youth Villa.

"In the minds of many, Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of summer, but for many living in Bartow, it is a time for thinking of others - in particular the girls at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Villa. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Villa Golf Tournament will hold its 48th annual event on Memorial Day weekend for days of fun and valuable community service to benefit the Villa," the chamber has announced.

"We're so proud that the money raised during the Classic will once again directly benefit the Girls' Villa in Bartow," said Freda Ridgway, Chairman of this year's Youth Villa Classic Golf Tournament Committee.

Summer Camp Bash in Bartow

Summer Camp Bash in Bartow

Bartow, FL -- The Bartow Bash Summer Camp for children who have completed Kindergarten through age 12 will begin June 20  at the Carver Recreation Center.

Camp times are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

The eight-week program includes daily lunch, recreational swimming, swim lessons, arts & crafts, athletics, and field trips, all for one simple weekly fee. The fee for Bartow residents is $75.00 plus tax and for non-residents $85.00 plus tax. 

A $15.00 plus tax per-week per-child deposit is due to hold the spot in camp.  This deposit is applied to the weekly fee. 

This program qualifies for the Siding Scale Fee Assistance Policy.  Proof of free or reduced lunch is required when registering to qualify for the reduced rates.