Over the last couple of weeks our kids have gone back to school and we have already had one holiday. We hope everyone had a nice and safe Labor Day. With summer ending and fall beginning there will be more school sporting events and we would like to start writing about our local schools sports teams as well as any amateur sports leagues. If we haven’t listed your teams upcoming games yet on our Community Calendar page please CONTACT US with the information and we will add them. We would also like to include local businesses and churches events on the Community Calendar. We will be posting some of these events on all of our Social Media pages such as:
What this county needs to be put on the map is some new ideas. We want to start a Mobile Boutique Festival that is held about once a month or once every three months. The first few events can be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Park with local and school bands providing the entertainment. It can even be held at a different Community Center each quarter to spice things up. Most of the Community Centers have lots of room to hold events and the Center’s building itself can be used by various charity organizations in and around the county to put up displays for the public. Of course, there will be food vendors too. The main thing is to have colorful and unique mobile shops that are all vintage trailers or old renovated RVs. This type of event has been growing over the years and could be a great draw for the county. Local businesses can get involved by creating their own “shop on wheels”, giving discounts to local people for painting, renovating supplies, putting up flyers in their brick-n-mortar stores, posting about the events on their websites and Facebook pages, etc.
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What are you doing new this year? Well, we have moved our website to a new hosting account which we hope will be faster and more reliable. We are still looking to have a couple of student intern reporters to help out with posting new upcoming events as well as posting reviews of past events. We will be pushing the “For Sale” section of the website more this coming year and hope you will participate in the discussions, sending us information about your business, church and school upcoming events. And finally, we can always use Guest Reporters as well. Guest Reporters can just post one article or as many as they want. We just need about 400 to 1000 words and a couple of pictures to post. We want to feature any local business, local writer, local boy scout group, local girl scout group or charitable events being held in Lafayette County Florida in the coming year.
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Meet Local Authors at the Library on November 21st. It should be a great event with food. All are local north Florida writers with published books that they will be signing and offering for sale at the event. Should be a great event to pick up some special Christmas presents as well as ask these authors questions about their books, writing and maybe even getting published.
These authors have already given talks and participated in events at Dixie County Library on November 7th as well as Gilchrist County Library on November 14th and both were a great success. It is always nice to meet the authors whose books you read and get a chance to interact with them. We hope you will take the time to be at our own Lafayette County Library on Friday, November 21st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving. May you and your family have safe and enjoyable one.
Pioneer Days are coming to Mayo, Florida on October 11, 2014. There will be games, food, fun and plenty of vendors celebration at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Join your neighbors for a great time. Hopefully, we will be over our rainy days and it will be bright and sunny.
“2014 looks to be even better than before as we work to return to the theme of the original Pioneer Day celebration when goods were hand-crafted by the early settlers of Lafayette County. We are planning canning and craft demonstrations, re-enactments, and of course, fun for the whole family, so make plans to attend this years festivities!”
Check out the information on the Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce website. They may still have some slots left over for craft vendors. There is an application you can download online and the price for a space is $80.
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