Lakeland Middle Preparatory School Dedication & Ribbon cutting!
Sunday, 7/30/17, 4:30 pm, 5020 Lions Crest Drive, Lakeland, TN. Press Release, here.
Aug. 26: The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Lakeland as a City. Ted Horrell and the Monday Night Card, then Nick Black.
Sept. 23: Seeing Red for Lakeland Homecoming, featuring cheerleaders and football players.
Oct. 28: Bluff City Bandits
City Manager Speaks at Chamber Luncheon
-by Kim Odom
Wil Ashworth, president of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, welcomed members and a few new faces, joining the monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 28, sponsored by Fireworks City (Kevin Bailey) and hosted at IH Clubhouse.
City of Lakeland Manager, Jim Atkinson (pictured), was the guest speaker for the event. Atkinson spoke about growth of the City and presented updates on current and future projects, including the Lakeland Middle
Preparatory School and I-40 Interchange.
The room was filled with career professionals and business owners coming to hear updates on the many things happening in the City, while enjoying a delicious lunch catered by Caliente’. For more information about the Lakeland Chamber, visit mylakelandchamber.org or call 901-867-6141.
Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes BBQ Dinner
International Harvester Clubhouse was draped in red, white and blue, for the Seniors 55+ annual Stars & Stripes Dinner, Friday, June 16, sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett and Trustmark Bank.
The event started with all heads bowed, as retired Chaplain, Randy Brown presented the Benediction; followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans in attendance were asked to remain standing to be recognized. The sound of applause rang out as veterans stood with pride. All guests stood again, and joined in patriotic harmony, as singer/keyboardist and event entertainer, Charles Norman, performed the National Anthem. (Full story here)
By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager
Tie-Dye Camp at IH Park
Tying in some fun during summer break at the Tie-Dye Camp presented by Memphis Botanic Garden, hosted at IH Park in Lakeland.
Campers learned about the many different plants that are used to create fabrics and dyes during the outdoor classroom. Each camp participant tie-dyed their own t-shirts using modern-day dyes.
After the tie-dye session, youth got creative making a few crafts, with help from City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation staff.
Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!
Lakeland's Livestream link, here.
360° Virtual Tours: IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery!
New Ranking!!! Lakeland Ranks among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking! LakelandTN.gov/rankings
Lakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a
perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of
“most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was
second-highest in the survey. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/best-places-young-families-tn-2015/
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz