Labor Day 2015

Offices Closed

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

City Offices will be closed Monday September 7th in observance of Labor Day.  This includes the Library. Also No City Commission Meeting and No Monday Morning Meeting with the Mayor.

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City Commission Meeting – Wednesday

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

The City Commission generally meets on the first and third Monday of every month. The September meetings may be altered to meet the Florida Statutes requirements regarding budget hearings. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page for more information on the … Continue reading

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Garbage Pick-up Changes

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Customers who currently have their Garbage picked up on Thursday received a notice of change. Dear Valued Customer: We want to inform you that your new garbage pick-up day will be on Mondays instead of Thursday. This will go into … Continue reading

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Guided Nature Walk at Mackay Gardens

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Historic Nature Walk – Preserving a Legacy of old Florida at the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve   September 5, 2015 at 8:00 am with Steve Franklin, Interpretive Guide  To sign up for the walk please contact  the Lake Alfred … Continue reading

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SPCA Wellness Wagon – Saturday, Sept 12th

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

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

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Current Events

  • Guided Nature Walk at Mackay Gardens

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    Historic Nature Walk – Preserving a Legacy of old Florida at the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve   September 5, 2015 at 8:00 am with Steve Franklin, Interpretive Guide  To sign up for the walk please contact  the Lake Alfred … Continue reading

  • Mobile Career Source – Tuesday, Sept 8th

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    Mobile Career Source 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 … Continue reading

  • City Commission Meeting – Wednesday

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    The City Commission generally meets on the first and third Monday of every month. The September meetings may be altered to meet the Florida Statutes requirements regarding budget hearings. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page for more information on the … Continue reading

  • SPCA Wellness Wagon – Saturday, Sept 12th

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

Library Events

  • Storytime on Wednesdays

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

  • Afternoon Craft on Mondays

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

  • Computer/Tablet/ Smartphone Class

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    FREE beginner’s computer/ tablet/ smartphone class taught by our Mayor, Charles Lake. Classes are held the last Thursday of the Month at the Lake Alfred Public Library from 2pm till 3pm.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sales in September

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    Come to the Lake Alfred Public Library for the Friend’s book sales EVERY SATURDAY during the month of September!!!!!! Come anytime from 9am till 12pm & browse our Friends of the Library bookstore, located inside of the library ….. they … Continue reading

  • Jewelry Class every Saturday in October

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    Join us for Kate Lehne’s jewelry class every Saturday afternoon from 12pm till 2pm at your Lake Alfred Public Library!!!!  Learn to make fabulous new jewelry from scratch or learn to revamp an existing piece!   ***NO classes during the … Continue reading

News

Congressional Meetings

Last week the City Manager and Commissioners met with State Representative Neil Combee to discuss Le...

Juan Lopez - 5 Years

Mayor Lake and City Manager Ryan Leavengood presented the Employee Service Recognition for Juan Lope...

Budget Hearings

The City Commission meeting dates have been changed in September in order to to meet the Florida Sta...

Lake Alfred in the News

Several businesses have been highlighted lately in industry magazines. Gary's Oyster Bar in the P...

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.


The Centennial Celebration and Time Capsule Ceremony was held on June 29, 2015.

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Video of the Presentations


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

Video #21 Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve

Video #22 Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)

Video #23 Lake Alfred Downtown


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 discussed events that opened the wilderness into Central Florida and the impacts to Lake Alfred including 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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