News Update for 9/24/21

Apparently, it pays to be a roofer in Highlands County. A new report by the firm “Porch” indicates roofers in the Sebring metro area make an estimated wage of $38,000 annually – that jumps to $44,000 a year when adjusted for the cost of living here.
The survey shows that roofers earn a similar amount to painters, but they are compensated significantly less than other high skilled occupations such as electricians, plumbers or equipment operators.
The adjusted median national average for roofer pay was set at $43,500.

The Florida Department of Health and Highlands County government officials are putting on a push to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus. A Free Community Vaccination Day is slated to be held this coming Tuesday.
Those who get the jab with the Moderna or Pfizer shots will be eligible for a $10 food card. The event will be held at the Florida Department of Health location on George Boulevard south of Sebring.

Visit Sebring, the tourism marketing arm of the Highlands County government, will launch a new Geocaching Trail tomorrow. The event reportedly is designed to celebrate the county’s centennial anniversary.
25 Geocaching sites have been established as part of the event. It begins tomorrow morning at 8:00 in the Lake Placid Journal Plaza, then will wind up tomorrow evening on the Historic Circle in downtown Sebring.

More entertainment is slated for the Heartland. First, new manager of Sebring’s Champion for Children Circle Theater, Harry Havery, announced an extensive concert series that begins in October.
Now, the Mid-Florida Opry has announced they’ll be holding monthly concerts in Frostproof. City council members in The Friendly City have given the group permission to stage their shows at the beginning of each month in the city hall auditorium.
Their first show is slated for November.