Live Bald Eagle Presentation at Mackay Gardens

OCTOBER 4, 2015

The Lake Region Audubon Society and the Maitland Audubon Center for Birds of Prey will be hosting a FREE live Bald Eagle presentation and Eagle Watch training session at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve on October 4th at 10am. Get … Continue reading

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Literacy Month

OCTOBER 4, 2015

On September 23rd, Mayor Lake recognized September 2015 as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month.  He urges all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered and to support and participate in these programs.  Linda Hitchcock from the … Continue reading

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Learn to Save Challenge

OCTOBER 4, 2015

Middle and high school students in Florida are challenged to creatively illustrate the importance of financial literacy for a chance to win monetary prizes and have their creation displayed in their region. Florida’s “Learn to Save” Challenge, hosted by Florida … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day

OCTOBER 4, 2015

The Cities of Lake Alfred and Auburndale will honor all those who served in times of war and in times of peace.  Please join us on November 11th at 11 am at the Veterans Memorial, Frank C. Gardner Park.

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2015 City of Lake Alfred’s Christmas Parade

OCTOBER 4, 2015

Come Join Us for the  2015 Lake Alfred Christmas Parade Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Parade begins @ 6:30p.m. Applications Due – November 20th The parade will start at Central Park, 455 E. Cummings St. at South Glencruiten and it … Continue reading

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Current Events

  • Live Bald Eagle Presentation at Mackay Gardens

    The Lake Region Audubon Society and the Maitland Audubon Center for Birds of Prey will be hosting a FREE live Bald Eagle presentation and Eagle Watch training session at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve on October 4th at 10am. Get … Continue reading

  • Guided Nature Walk at Mackay Gardens


    Historic Nature Walk – Preserving a Legacy of old Florida at the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve   October 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Steve Franklin, Interpretive Guide  To sign up for the walk please contact  the Lake Alfred … Continue reading

  • City Commission Meeting


    The City Commission generally 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 … Continue reading

  • Florida Licensing on Wheels (F.L.O.W.) – Friday, Oct. 9th


    Come to the Lake Alfred Library on Friday, October 9th from 10am till 2pm & visit the Florida Licensing on Wheels staff!  F.L.O.W. provides “a convenient method to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name … Continue reading

Library Events

  • Computer/Tablet/ Smartphone Class every Friday

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

  • 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!

  • 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!!!!


  • Deborah Olson – 5 Years


    On September 23rd Mayor Lake recognized Ms. Olson for 5th year anniversary with the City.  He stated that Ms. Olson started her career with the Lake Alfred Police Department on August 16, 2010. Ms. Olson is currently assigned as the … Continue reading

  • Final Budget 2015/16

    On September 23rd the City Commission approved the new reduced millage rate and 2015-2016 budget.  The millage rate was reduced from 7.589 to 7.489 per $1,000 taxable value for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  The Executive Budget  and previous budgets can … Continue reading

  • Art Competition at City Hall

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    Small Town Charm A Juried Art Competition Inside Lake Alfred City Hall October 22, 2014– September 20, 2016 Only original drawings, oils, watercolors, acrylics, graphics, photography, mixed media, fiber, and sculpture completed within the last three years may be submitted.

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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