News Update for 7/5/23

Local celebrations of the nation’s birthday came to a close last night, with successful fireworks displays in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. Local law enforcement officials say there have been no reports of people losing fingers or other body parts in firing off private pyrotechnics.
The inaugural Firecracker Festival was staged in Avon Park yesterday by Heartland Helping Hands and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. Officials say that everything went off well there – despite some blistering afternoon temperatures and an afternoon thunderstorm.
There was some damage from that weather in Avon Lakes, with reports of hail, trees losing limbs and straight-line winds of as much as 60-mph.

Some big doings are in store today for the Sebring Chamber of Commerce. They have consolidated their two locations on Highway 27 and in Sebring proper, and will be opening their new location officially today at the Circle Theatre.
The event will mark the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce 100th year celebration. Chamber members will be feted with live music and light refreshments as part of the event.

Staff from the office of Florida Senator Marco Rubio will be in Avon Park today to hear concerns of his constituents. They’ll be there from 10am until noon. Some folks already have made appointments, but in the between time, staff members reportedly will talk with residents on a first-co0me, first served basis.
That session will be held at the Avon Park Library on Museum Avenue.

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