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KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL CONFERENCE
KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON DC..FEBRUARY 2015
BILL NASH AWARD
2014 Award
BILL NASH AWARD

CONTACT INFORMATION:
TEL: 863/318-7481!!
MAILING: P O BOX 1768, LAKE PLACID, FL 33862

ALL STATEWIDE LITTER HOTLINE: 1-800-226-5488 AND REPORT PROBLEMS...IT'S YOUR PARADISE TOO.   













RESOURCE CENTER 2015 PROJECTS:
- FREE GED CLASSES (SPONSORED BY FLORIDA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - INSTRUCTOR, PATRICE AYALA

- RECYCLE MANIA ..AUGUST 14, 2015...BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY...LEARN HOW TO RECYCLE OLD ITEMS TO USE LIKE NEW

NEWS YOU CAN USE: OUR THREE GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UPS WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S KOPLF-DIH TRASH OFF...REMOVED 13.6 TONS OF LITTER FROM HIGHWAY PARK...OUR THANKS TO OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS.

GACGACCemetery CleanupGreat American CleanupGreat American Cleanup
Cemetery Clean UpGreat American Clean Up
 

- MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 
FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION, OCTOBER 24, 2015




- ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY 
THROUGH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
2 year agreement for Old State Road 8  to Main Street...call today to sign up as a volunteer. 

GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP - FDOT KEEP OUR PARADISE LITTER FREE - DRIVE IT HOME TRASH OFF  


FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION 2015...
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 with 418 Reggae/Soca Band, Health Fair, Classic Car Show, Live Entertainment, workshops, food, & fun for the entire family..
Washington Street - Williams Street
Highway Park

Vendors Wanted: $25 Arts/crafts/novelties
$40 Food Vendors (must have Dept. of Health permit)
Call: Teddy at 863/441-5008


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Sankofa Dance Theater performs at Highway Park
Tomika Boone, leading the Sankofa Dance Theater of Savannah, Ga., dances at Highway Park's Founders' Day Celebration, on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.



TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 - HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SIGNED A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION WHICH MOVES FORWARD  $727,599 IN FUNDING TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPING FROM OLD STATE ROAD 8 TO SOUTH MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF THE HIGHWAY PARK COMMUNITY ON US HWY 27. THIS IS THE HIGHWAY PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL & KEEP HIGHWAY PARK BEAUTIFUL IN ACTION!!

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 GRAND OPENING OF VILLAGE GREEN COMMUNITY PARK & RESOURCE CENTER. Right to left: Commissioner Don Elwell, AC Kendrix, Tiffany Green, President HPNG, Bishop Major Callahan, Vice President Sarah Sholtz, Mrs. Lystra Callahan, Mrs. Shirley Harris, Evie Colon-Executive Director HPNG, Mr. John Rousch- S Fl State College...BACK ROW:  Teddy Callahan-Treasurer, Janice Allen-Event Planner HPNG

MANY THANKS TO PUBLIX SUPERMARKETS FOR THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL..& Patty McFetridge of FINISHING TOUCH BLINDS  for the contribution of window coverings for the Village Green. PLEASE SHOP THESE LOCAL STORES!!!


EARN2LEARN - Calling all Junior & Senior High School students. Submit your application, drop by our Grand Opening and fill out your application or contact us if you are interested in our EARN2LEARN Apprenticeship program. Must maintain GPA of 2.25 or above. Parent(s) must sign approval form. Candidates must not be on any form of disciplinary action at your local high school. Let us teach you how to prepare for your future with a "REAL WORLD" opportunity. Successful student will have a letter of recommendation for college and or high school. IN COLLABORATION WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY CAREER SOURCE.

Let us help you prepare for the next stage of your future!!
- Grant Writing
- Entrepreneurship
- Excel, Publisher, Office, PowerPoint
- Project Planning
- Agenda design & meeting management
- Customer Service techniques
- Résumé Writing
- Research & Documentation
- Marketing


OTHER HPNG/KEEP HIGHWAY PARK BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS

PAST EVENTS!! - SEE VIDEO CLIPS BELOW
OR CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK

HIGHWAY PARK RISING GALA 2015. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015..SUN N LAKES COUNTRY CLUB was a phenomenal success!! 




MANY THANKS TO BUSCH GARDENS for donating tickets for the silent auction at our 4th Annual Highway Park Rising Gala.
http://seaworldparks.com/en/Busch Gardens-Tampa/

MANY THANKS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORTS 

MANY THANKS TO JANICE & EUGENE ALLEN for donating their lovely condo at Wyndham in Pompano Beach for the 4th of July weekend to our silent auction. 

MANY THANKS TO UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS
http://www.universoulcircus.com/#!our-show/c1vn8
for the donation of 8 tickets for the 4th Annual Highway Park Rising Gala. 

DONATIONS/GRANTS 2015
- KAB/FLORIDA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION $15000
- MASON G SMOAK FOUNDATION $1250
- LAKE PLACID NOON ROTARY $1000
- SEAWORLD/BUSCH GARDENS (4TH GALA) SILENT AUCTION 
- UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS (4TH ANNUAL GALA) SILENT AUCTION
- MIKE RIDER ATTNY $250 (4TH ANNUAL GALA)
- SEMINOLE BRIGHTON COUNCIL $1000 (4TH ANNUAL GALA)
- GLADES ELECTRIC (4TH ANNUAL GALA) $250


KEEP HIGHWAY PARK BEAUTIFUL HAS WON THE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL BILL NASH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT. ACCEPTED 1/30/15 AT KAB CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C. (OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL)

MANY THANKS TO FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, KEEP FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL, AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT FOR $15,000 GRANT  AWARDED TO KEEP HIGHWAY PARK BEAUTIFUL TO FINALIZE "THE VILLAGE GREEN" COMMUNITY PARK & RESOURCE CENTER.

THANKS TO KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL/LOWE'S FOR $10000 GRANT  TOWARD OUR VILLAGE GREEN COMMUNITY PARK & RESOURCE CENTER.

MANY THANKS TO THE MASON G. SMOAK FOUNDATION FOR A $1250 GRANT TO SUPPORT OUR VILLAGE GREEN RESOURCE CENTER. 


THANKS TO THE CITY OF FT. MEADE FOR HELPING WITH 15 COMMERCIAL CANDY CANES FOR OUR COMMERCIAL DISTRICT...FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DISPLAY 2014.

MANY THANKS TO SUNTRUST BANK FOR SPONSORING OUR FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION.

MANY THANKS TO THE SEMINOLE BRIGHTON COUNCIL FOR SPONSORING OUR FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION AND OUR 4TH ANNUAL HP RISING GALA 2015

THANKS TO THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS FOR THEIR GRANT TO HELP FUND OUR FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION IN OCTOBER 2014






















































MANY THANKS TO  DOW INDUSTRIES/KAB $1815 GRANT!! FUNDS WERE USED TO PAINT AND REFRESH THE STAR CENTER, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND OTHER HISTORIC BUILDINGS. 




ALL COMMUNITY CLEANUP ON 10/16/14 WAS GREAT!! 3 DUMPSTERS OF TRASH AND OLD TIRES WERE REMOVED FROM E.A. SMITH AVENUE AND VISION STREETS. LOOK FOR OTHER GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UPS IN 2015. 

COMING SOON: HIGHWAY PARK RISING GALA 2015, FEBRUARY 28. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. ALL FUNDS ARE USED TO CONTINUE OUR RESTORATION OF OUR BELOVED COMMUNITY OF HIGHWAY PARK.

KAB NATIONAL TREE PLANTING  - 12 PALM TREES PLANTED AT WASHINGTON STREET AND CRESTMORE. 

 VIDEOS




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Home Repairs at Highway Park
Christian outreach performed by church in Highway Park.
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Dedication of Christmas tree interview
1st community Christmas Tree installation

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juanitadedication
   
 
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The Kids of Lake Placid, Florida Interact Club
Teddy Callahan interviews kids from Lake Placid's Interact Club, who give back to their community in various ways.
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Lou Daniels
Lou Daniels reminisces about Highway Park. This was part of Highway Park's Pioneer Days, that took place in October, 2014.
http://www.gofundme.com/jhtwc



Parks & a clean community means happy, healthy kids and brighter futures!!  

 

At the heart of what we do is improving lives by transforming our community..Join US 


 OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO OUR SPONSORS AND GRANTERS!!!




FOUNDERS' DAY 2014 WAS PHENOMENAL!!

Have you noticed a Highway Park sign on US Hwy 27?  Another initiative and collaboration with Highlands County and the Florida Department of Transportation. 

More work on the historic cemetery coming soon. 


EXCAVATION POINT - $200 VALUE LAND CLEARING

SCOTT SIGNIOUS - ELECTRIC CONTRACTING
C & C PLUMBING - PLUMBING SERVICES
MILLER CENTRAL AIR - AIR CONDITIONING



SPECIAL THANKS TO: NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY CHURCH, ACTION REVIVAL FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER, THE MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE, HP CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, SHILOH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, THE HAWTHORNE FAMILY (SLEM DEVELOPMENT CORP), WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, BETHEL AME CHURCH, AND WINGS OF FAITH.  





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Help us upgrade the Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Field. We need a water fountain, concession stand, scoreboard, and covered seating.    Please attend and lend your support. 




Join us for the 4th Annual Highway Park Charity Ball. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Sun n Lakes Golf & Country Club.. 5223 Sun n Lakes Blvd., Sebring, FL 

6:30PM - 12:00 Midnight

Live Band, Fine dining, great speakers, raffle, & More Fun

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