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 CONTACT INFORMATION: 
highwaypark@yahoo.com 
Mailing Address: P O BOX 1678, LAKE PLACID, FL 33862
Physical Address: 106 Washington St. Lake Placid, FL 33852
TEL: 863/318-7481 or 863/840-2995

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GET READY!! GET READY!! GET READY 
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
4th Annual Founders Day Celebration & Health Fair 
CREATE AN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE USING UNUSUAL ITEMS TO WIN A PRIZE. 
"PEOPLE'S CHOICE" WINS A CASH PRIZE 
&
YOUR SCULPTURE WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE VILLAGE GREEN PARK

ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
106 WASHINGTON STREET & VISION STREET
LAKE PLACID, FL (HIGHWAY PARK COMMUNITY)

Featuring: Live Band, Voice of the Ancestor's Griot & Libation Ceremony, Free health screening, ART competition (Create your own outdoor sculpture from unique items - winning sculpture will be featured in the park), ART AFTER DARK (art class and wine tasting), live entertainment (negro spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, rock n roll, R & B, HipHop, & comtemporary, & classic), cultural dance (Moko Jumbies - Caribbean Stilt dancers, African dance, Bomba dancers of Puerto Rico),  book reviews from local published authors, theater,  KIDZONE with horseback riding, face-painting, games, and so much more...WHOLESOME FAMILY FUN!!


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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.















 



Founders Day 2016 was a great success...See you in 2017


Wele Youth Entrepreneurial Program is a 20 hour 4-part program that teaches young adults how to own and operate a business. The program begins February 2017. Sponsored by WalMart Foundation, Duke Energy, Mason G. Smoak Foundation, & Lake Placid Noon Rotary, the goal is to rotate six candidates per quarter for a total of 24 youths per year who will be taught the fundamentals of operating a business;

a) How to write a business plan
b) Steps to opening a business
c) How to find financing
d) How to Market a business
e) How to build/design a website
f) Financial Literacy
Catering Services: Fruit by Thida

Successful participants are required to become 
Ambassadors of the next class by soliciting for participants. Successful candidates will receive letters for college and extracurricular activities for school. TEAM WILL RUN AND OPERATE AN ACTUAL BUSINESS!!


UPDATE: SIX CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO BEGIN THE 2017 PROGRAM AS WELE YOUTH PARTICIPANTS..

CO-SPONSORS (NON-FINANCIAL):
 LAKE PLACID HIGH SCHOOL
HEARTLAND CAREER SOURCE
SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE
ALICE CONSULTING SERVICES
SUNTRUST BANK
 
2016 - Launched Art Works to support the arts as a catalyst to economic recovery and social engagement. Thank you for attending our Founders Day Celebrations, Art After Dark, Voice of the Ancestors, Summer Wall Film program (led by Rick Shorrock), and Drumming Circles.

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE
AFTER ALMOST FIVE YEAR WAIT - THE US HWY 27 BEAUTIFICATION OF OLD STATE ROAD 8 IN FRONT OF THE HIGHWAY PARK COMMUNITY HAS STARTED. THE HPNC WROTE THE GRANT NARRATIVE, RAN LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN, LOBBIED WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY, ETC. FINALLY OUR AREA IS GETTING MUCH NEEDED BEAUTIFICATION

OUR THANKS TO SPONSORS OF 2016 FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION: 
_ FLORIDA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION & COCA COLA
-DISNEY RESORTS
-JETBLUE 
-FLORIDA BLUE
-SUNTRUST BANK
-FL DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
-HIGHLANDS COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
-1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF LAKE PLACID
- 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LAKE PLACID
-HIGHWAY PARK MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE
-LAKE PLACID NOON ROTARY
-KISS107.5FM
-HIGHLANDS CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION
-RAYMOND JAMES WEALTH MANAGEMENT


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP...CALL 863/441-5008 OCTOBER 20 - 11/5

$20,000 KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL/LOWE'S GRANT AWARDED TO KEEP HIGHWAY PARK BEAUTIFUL TO RESTORE COMMERCIAL "ELBOW" DISTRICT
STAYED TUNED FOR PICTURES OF THE PROJECT...



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JULY - SEPT. 2016: KAB/UPS PROJECT TO RESTORE FRUIT TREES IN OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORED BY KAB/UPS..CALL 863/840-2995 TO SIGN UP.
 
THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS OF THE 2ND ANNUAL FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION, OCTOBER 24, 2015
UFG - Founders Day 2015
UFG - Founders Day 2015
University of Fl Gospel Choir
418 Band - Founders Day 2015
418 Band - Founders Day 2015
NE FL best Reggae/Soca Band
KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL CONFERENCE
KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON DC..FEBRUARY 2015
BILL NASH AWARD
2014 Award
BILL NASH AWARD
   





GACGACCemetery CleanupGreat American CleanupGreat American Cleanup
Cemetery Clean UpGreat American Clean UpSnapple Dr. Pepper BinSnapple - Dr. Pepper BinSnapple - Dr. Pepper Bin
 

FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION 2016...
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016  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



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!!!


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
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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. 





COMING SOON: HIGHWAY PARK RISING GALA 2015, FEBRUARY 27. 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.
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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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