An estimated 150 people attending a rally in Munn Park this morning were urged to contact city commissioners and ask them to keep the Confederate monument there. One of those commissioners, Michael Dunn, spoke at the rally and donated a .38 derringer from his military surplus store for a raffle; proceeds from the $20 raffle tickets supported the candidacy of Ed Shoemaker, a rally sponsor who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Dennis Ross. Keep reading for video from the rally.
The Lakeland Derby benefitting Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine kicks off at 5 p.m. tonight at the Frances Langford Promenade on Lake Mirror.
Despite record sales before the start of the annual Fly-In, the cancellation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds’ appearances this weekend could dampen on-site sales. That left organizers working to find other air shows, and Sun ‘n Fun President John “Lites” Leenhouts told AVweb the Department of Defense may send a team including an F-16 Viper and an F-35 Lightning II.