A group called The PeaceMakers LKLD (Facebook) held a painting party in Munn Park on Saturday to let homeless people express themselves and other people understand.
Donations came in after thousands of dollars of tools were stolen from Pedal Power Bicycle Ministry at First Presbyterian Church.
- The Downtown Lakeland Curb Market is coordinating with United City, a local non-profit; three kinds of help are requested: bring non-perishable goods to the Maria booth at the market Saturday; take home a box to pack and send; write a check or donate via Paypal | Ledger coverage
- Twenty-five businesses are collecting goods on behalf of the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County. See the list | Bay News 9 coverage
A candlelight vigil in support of removing Lakeland’s Confederate monument drew about 50 people to Munn Park Sunday night, as well as a half-dozen counter protestors. The gathering was organized by members of the Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and organizers said they plan to return each Sunday at 7 p.m. until the monument is removed from the center of the downtown park.
View 10 News coverage of the protest, and here is Facebook Live video from the event:
Gregory Fancelli says he thinks trimming limbs and removing Spanish moss from the twined trees at Lake Morton Drive and Success Avenue will make them safer and has offered to pay for the work. Three arborists told city officials the tree is unsafe and needs to come down, but top city brass plan to meet with Fancelli before taking action.