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s, s . e e l s, or. r e s o b e m s n i e e ubl essings b but Happ your do o r t g hrough ur our bl n o i y h t y o Ma And n come t And y 30290-I-0142 City of Lakeland’s Monthly Newsletter March 2014 IN THIS ISSUE Lakeland Electric Helps Bring In New Business A Brief Bit: Lakeland Electric Meet Randy Thomas: Supervisor of Airfield Maint. Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake Bonny 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801 863.834.6000 THe GREeN APRIL CeL\eBRATION 18TH On Friday, April 18th there will be a free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits and displays promoting green living initiatives. The Sofa Kings will provide an entertaining mix of dance, pop and rock with groovy antics to please the crowd. The band grooves audiences into a soulful mood like no other and they are a perfect fit to celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day. Their music includes Southern Rock favorites along with crowd pleasers from the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Buffett intertwined with hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. The Green Celebration honors Earth Day, a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and it is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day. There will be a number of exhibits and vendors that will have displays at the Green Celebration. The Polk County School Board will showcase programs and earth friendly initiatives designed to promote a greener more sustainable future. This year, Polk County Schools will exhibit a “green fair”. The audience along with a panel of judges will decide on the most innovative project that promotes a cleaner, greener environment. The Green Celebration invites the Lakeland community to attend the free event. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day. Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike. Featur i The Sng ofa K in gs

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