News Update for 9/28/18

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Sebring. After a one-year absence, the Sebring FireFest returns. There will be firefighter olympics – known as firematics, also planned are safety exhibits, demonstrations & displays, music and a food truck rally will be featured.
That will commence in downtown Sebring tomorrow morning at 9am.
The Sebring International Raceway will be hosting a big drag racing event tomorrow. Dubbed the “Battle of the Bridge,” there will be cars from all over vying for cash prizes. A drifting competition and car show also will be part of the action.
Gates will open Saturday at 5pm.

Highlands County has a new Champion for Children. Camille Shaffer was selected last night from among five finalists for the award honoring those who have greatly improved the quality of life for children and positively impacted youth.
With a background as a behavior specialist, cheer coach, and dance studio owner, “Miss Camille” as Shaffer is known – has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of children in Highlands County.
The annual awards gala is named in honor of Judge Clifton M. Kelly, the late 10th Judicial Circuit Court Judge and lifelong child advocate.
This was the 19th annual presentation.

Units from the West Sebring and Desoto City fire departments teamed up to contain a blaze in a home on Queen Palm Drive. Reportedly a candle burned down, ignighting a nightstand, headboard and sheets in a bedroom.
The flames were contained to one room, but there was smoke damage throughout the home. No injuries were reported in the incident.

A Boil Water notice issued for the Lake Blue area of Lake Placid now has been rescinded. A break in a major water line caused the town to issue the precautionary measure. Reportedly, the nearby Racetrack gas station and Holiday Inn Express hotel were not affected by the issue.