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.
A non-profit that makes instruments and music lessons affordable (link) aims to raise $120k to renovate a vacant dry-cleaning facility downtown into teaching studios.
Audio: Monthly radio show about people working to make Lakeland more livable hosted by Laura Rodriguez, director of Lakeland Vision.