News Update for 11/29/19

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks and the ceremonial start of the Christmas season. Today is Black Friday, the beginning of the shopping season. Despite huge deals – local law enforcement officials report that things have been pretty quiet at the area’s big box stores.
Local mom & pop stores are hoping to make it a double header, picking up early business today then more tomorrow on Small Business Saturday. In addition to tomorrow’s deals, shoppers in Sebring will be able to see the initial illumination of the Carousel of Lights on the Circle.

What do Avon Park city council members want for Christmas? Apparently, grant funds. The council has been scrambling to find sufficient money to extend their water and sewer service to the county line. The county’s Economic Development Department has announced the City of Charm will be getting a $970,000 grant.
That however, falls short of the projected $2.2 million dollar price tag. Recently, they found out that another $720,000 grant is on the way. The biggie – more than $2 million in grant dollars – reportedly still is pending.

If you think you’ve seen a lot of cars on trailers – you’re right. The Sports Car Club of America will be holding their annual Turkey Trot races this weekend at the Sebring International Raceway. Reportedly, it’s one of the biggest events of the year for the group.
Next weekend will be the Alan Jay Sebring Classic 12 Hours – with Historic Sports Car Racing returning to the track.