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Master Gardener Workshop on July 2nd

SUNDAY,
JULY 5, 2015

The Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve Free Community Gardening Workshop Hosted by:  Pat Farris and Debra Howell Polk County Master Gardeners The first Thursday of every month @ 10:00 a.m. Come and enjoy Florida Friendly gardening workshops, sponsored by  Florida … Continue reading

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Parks and Recreation Month

SUNDAY,
JULY 5, 2015

On July 6th, Mayor Lake will proclaim July as Parks and Recreation Month.  Parks and Recreation programs and resources provide a wide variety of benefits such as establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, improving the health … Continue reading

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JULY Summer Programs

SUNDAY,
JULY 5, 2015

Your Lake Alfred Library will be hosting summer programs at the Lion’s Park Club House during the month of July!!!!  EVERYONE is welcome to come!!!!!! Monday, July 6th:  Linda Chancey, Storyteller Extraordinaire @ 12pm Friday, July 10th:  Water Day from … Continue reading

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Current Events

  • City Commission Meeting

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    The City Commission meets on the first and third Monday of every month. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page for more information on the current meeting topics.  You can also visit the City Commission page for more information on the purpose … Continue reading

  • SPCA Wellness Wagon – Saturday, July 11th

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    The SPCA Wellness Wagon will be at your Lake Alfred Public Library on the second Saturday of every month from 8 till 10:30am, offering vaccines, heartworm testing & deworming for every pet without the cost of a vet visit.  Visit … Continue reading

  • Mobile Career Source – July 14th

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    They will be at the Lake Alfred Library every second Tuesday of the Month  from 9am till 3pm. Do you need help finding a job?  Or updating your resume?  Would you like practice interviewing? CareerSource Polk offers employment and training-related … Continue reading

  • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing

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    The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page for more information on the current meeting topics.  You can also visit the Special Magistrate page for more … Continue reading

Library Events

  • JULY Summer Programs

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    Your Lake Alfred Library will be hosting summer programs at the Lion’s Park Club House during the month of July!!!!  EVERYONE is welcome to come!!!!!! Monday, July 6th:  Linda Chancey, Storyteller Extraordinaire @ 12pm Friday, July 10th:  Water Day from … Continue reading

  • Afternoon Craft with Ms. Keri on Monday

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    Come join us for an Afternoon Craft on Monday afternoons with Ms. Keri from 4:30 till 5pm ….. everybody is welcome!!!!

  • Storytime with Ms. Keri on Wednesday

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    Bring your babies & toddlers to the Lake Alfred Public Library for Book Babies, every Wednesday morning from 10 till 11am ….. singing, reading & making a craft ….. what’s not to like????

  • Friends of the Library Book Sales

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    Come to the Lake Alfred Public Library on the second and fourth Saturdays for the Friends of the Lake Alfred Library Book Sales from 9am till 12pm & browse our Friends of the Library bookstore, located inside of the library … Continue reading

  • Movies on Saturdays in June & July!!!!

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    Come to your Lake Alfred Public Library at NOON on SATURDAYS for a different SUPERHERO movie each week!!!! Saturday, July 11th – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007, animated) Saturday, July 18th – The Dark Knight Saturday, July 25th – Next … Continue reading

News

Lake Alfred Little League

Tony Renner, President of Lake Alfred Little League presented the City with a plaque and thanked the...

National Safety Month

On June 15th Mayor Lake proclaimed June 2015 as National Safety Month in conjunction with the Nation...

8th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Award

The City of Lake Alfred has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current bud...

Centennial Presentations

The City of Lake Alfred will celebrate its centennial (100 Years) in June 2015. Several special presentations, videos and a song has been produced as part of the celebration. Check out the links below.


Heritage Trails Video #21 Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve

Heritage Trails Video #22 Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)

Heritage Trails Video #23 Lake Alfred Downtown

Heritage Trails is a video series on the history of Polk County, FL. Produced for the Polk History Center by PGTV.


A Song for Lake Alfred
Lyrics by: Steve Franklin
Music and production by: Paul and Cathy Butcher.


Rob Stevens, a local professional surveyor, presented a unique history of the City of Lake Alfred. He reviewed the events that opened the wilderness into Central Florida and the impacts to Lake Alfred. Discussion included the first dirt road, Fort Cummings, platting of the city, railroad, cattle, citrus, and consumption.

Part 1 - summary, audio, and slides
Part 2 - summary and audio

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