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City Fetes I-40 Workers With Lunch

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Mayor Wyatt Bunker greeting I-40 workers at food truck lunch today.

The City of Lakeland treated I-40 interstate workers today with a food truck and visits from the Mayor and Board of Commissioners (BOC).

The “Worker Appreciation Lunch” was suggested last month at a BOC meeting as a way to recognize three years of work at the work site at I-40 and Canada Road.

Cost for the food truck was about $2,000, said Jim Atkinson, city manager.  Rhonda Fink, community services director for the City, said 89 workers were served.

Eric’s Grill and Catering served a variety of sandwiches along with fries and soft drinks from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the former Factory Outlet Mall. A large tent, tables and chairs were also available for the lunch event.

Mayor Wyatt Bunker greeted the workers along with Commissioners Matt Wright and Clark Plunk and Mr. Atkinson.

Photo album from the lunch: https://goo.gl/photos/339eDWQULgXpeyXR7

…photos by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents