A Special Token of Appreciation: Residents of the Carillon Lakes community of Southwest Lakeland stopped by Fire Station 7 to make a very special presentation to the Lakeland Fire Department. This group of proactive citizens were instrumental in the construction of a new dual fire station, Station 7.
After a fire devastated a home within the Carillon Lakes community in 2012, the citizens advocated for a fire station that would serve the Southwest quadrant of the Lakeland Fire Department's service area. They were successful and new Fire Station 7 was dedicated in January 2015. To bring the effort full circle, the Carillon Lakes citizens presented the department, in the presence of City of Lakeland, FL (Government) commissioners, city management, and Mayor Howard Wiggs, a framed memento to honor their work and impact on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The framed item, which prominently features the shirts the group used to compel decision makers to approve Station 7, will be hung at the Fire Station for visitors to reflect on and see.
The Lakeland Fire Department is very lucky to have such caring citizens on its side. It truly is democracy at work. #luckytoliveinlakeland #iamlakeland
Save the date of February 27, 2016, for a Chili Cook-off event at our clubhouse. Spread the word if you know of anyone who likes to cook or eat chili! Prizes included!
This is open to all residents. Watch the bulletin board in the mail room and the February newsletter for more information. Questions to the main organizer, Denise Terry, 863-603-8974.