The Rotary Club of Lakeland marked its 100th birthday today with the dedication of a decorative, 17-foot clock near Lake Mirror that the club has donated to the city of Lakeland. The clock with illuminated faces on four sides stands on a pedestal at the top of the hill that forms the Lake Mirror Amphitheater.
One of three plaques being placed at its base dedicates the clock to the memory of Publix Super Markets founder George Jenkins, the Lakeland Rotary Club‘s first Paul Harris Fellow. The other plaques include a dedication and Rotary International’s 4-Way Test.
The Jenkins family was represented at Thursday’s ceremony by Barney Barnett, a son-in-law of the Publix founder.
The clock was manufactured by Verdin Bells and Clocks of Cincinnati.
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Members of The Lakeland Rotary Club gathered this morning to dedicate a decorative, 17-foot clock that the club donated to the city of Lakeland. With four illuminated faces, the clock marks the club’s 100th birthday and is dedicated in memory of George Jenkins, founder of Publix Supermarkets and a member of the club. It was placed atop the hill behind the Lake Mirror Amphitheater with a commanding view of the lake, the Frances Langford Promenade and the downtown skyline. #lkld #downtownlkld #lakemirror