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Community Expo is Saturday – Free for All – Family Friendly

File photo, Expo 2016, Lakeland Currents.

Free admission.  Free solar eclipse glasses.  Free document shredding.   Free entertainment and prizes. All part of the annual Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (8.19.17), sponsored by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dozens of exhibitors will be at the venue site, Lakeland Elementary School (LES), 10050 Oak Seed Lane, including local area retailers, recreation and tourism providers, community groups, athletic groups and food trucks.

Brittney Buchanan, executive director of the C of C, said there will be exclusive Lakeland solar eclipse glasses. She said 1,000 were ordered and some will be given to participating vendors to give to their customers, the rest given to attendees as long as supplies last.

The UPS Store, 9160 U. S. Highway 64 in Lakeland, will have a shred truck in the parking lot to provide onsite document shredding free of charge said Mrs. Buchanan.

“This year we are excited to have Q107.5 on site broadcasting live from the event. They will be providing entertainment as well as giving out prizes,” said Mrs. Buchanan.

Caliente Food truck, Pink Flamingo Catering and Beaker’s Sno Cones truck will be outside at LES as well as several food vendors inside.

“For children, we will have a balloon artist and face painting. A special visit by Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and McGruff the Crime Dog will be part of the fun too,” added Mrs. Buchanan.

Information about the event is available by calling Mrs. Buchanan at 867-6141 or https://mylakelandchamber.org/2017expo/

Participating Vendors

4-Way Insurance                                                     Lakeland Education Foundation
Anna Stonestreet Photography                                 Lakeland Elementary School PTA
Arlington Comfort Heating and Air                            Lift Church
Bartlett Pediatric Dentistry                                       LMPS PTO
Bartlett Performing Arts Center                                Orange Theory Fitness – Lakeland
Boomerang Escapes/Opulenza

Papa Murphy’s
Brown Exterminating                                              Pink Flamingo Catering
Chick-fil-A                                                              Pop-A-Lock  
City of Lakeland                                                      Sprouts Farmers Market
Cruise Planners                                                       St. Francis Hospital Bartlett

Edward Jones                                                         State Farm agent Wil Ashworth
Girl Scouts                                                             The Banquet Halls
Homes for Heroes – Jim Jones                                 Tim Hogan’s Flooring
Hicks Convention Services                                       UPS Store

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