Polk County Fire Rescue firefighters will begin raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Friday through their "Fill the Boot" drive.
The money raised in Polk County will stay in the county to help fund MDA program services, including free clinic visits; assistance with the purchase and repairs of wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices; physical, occupational, and respiratory therapy consultations; support groups and summer camp for children.
Firefighters will be collecting money today and on Friday, April 12 and 19 at the following 14 intersections:
Bradley Junction: Old 37 and Main Street
Davenport: Hwy 27 and I-4
Golfview: Hwy 60 and Buckmoore Road
Highland City: Hwy 98 and Clubhouse Road
Lake Hamilton: Hwy 27 and Hwy 544
Lake Wales: Hwy 27 and Alturas Babson Park Cutoff Road
Lakeland: Hwy 92 and Combee Road
Lakeland: Hwy 98 and Marcum Road
Lakeland: South Florida Avenue and Pipkin Road
Poinciana: Cypress Parkway and Marigold Avenue
Polk City: SR 559 and I-4
Willow Oak: Bailey Road and Shepherd Road
Winter Haven: Cypress Gardens Boulevard and Cypress Gardens Road
(4) Country Day World School ribbon cutting ceremony
A grand opening celebration for the new Country Day School New World School Campus in Largo will be held on Friday.
The school for Upper Elementary and Middle School students integrates learning spaces for core studies such as advanced math, world humanities and Chinese with special areas for robotics, marine science, a film recording studio and a black box theatre.
City of Largo Mayor Patricia Gerard and members of the Largo City Commission will attend the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebrations which start at 8:45 a.m.
The public can tour the school, located at 11650 131st Street North in Largo, during an open house on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(5) University of Tampa dedicates new athletic field
The University of Tampa will dedicate the new Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex on Friday night.
The dedication ceremony will begin with a ribbon cutting event in front of the stadium at 7:25 p.m.
Located on Kennedy Boulevard on the western edge of UT's campus, the complex will support UT's intramural program and club field sports, as well as men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer. It features a 40-foot high stadium that seats nearly 2,000 spectators.
Following the ceremonies, the Spartans men's lacrosse team will play their first game on the new field at 8:00 p.m. versus Rollins College.