News Update for 9/5/18

Those wanting to have tent sales for cars in Highlands County will have more hoops to jump through. Highlands County commissioners yesterday took action to beef up their ordinance on such events, with new regulations on insurance, security bonds, clean-up compliance and signage provisions.
They also limited the number of times any company could stage such a sale to twice a year.
The board will meet again tomorrow for a rare night meeting. There they are expected to wrap up the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

It appears that this year’s Veterans Day Observance in Highlands County will be smaller but more significant. Because November 11 falls on a Sunday, there will be no parade and the ceremonies will be moved from the Highlands County Courthouse, to the Sea Services Museum in Sebring.
This year’s events will mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I – known as the “War to End All Wars.” To be honored at the event will be veterans of the Korean Conflict.

Officials in Frostproof say they had a great Centennial celebration. The observance of the 100th birthday of the Friendly City reportedly was the largest single event there since its inception.
Among the events were a barbecue cook-off, walking tours, pie eating & watermelon eating contests, a cardboard boat race, a water ski show a street dance and a Miss Frostproof Pageant. Young Cheyenna Lightsey was the winner there.
One item that was scrubbed was a greased pig contest. City officials cancelled it after getting what they described as “hate mail.”