GOVERNOR: Rick Scott came to Lakeland Wednesday to support Florida Baptist Children’s Home’s One More Child anti-trafficking program (website), formerly called The Porch Light, and to praise legislators Kelli Stargel and Colleen Burton for their efforts to secure the program $200,000 in next year’s state budget — the same level as this year’s funding.

EARLY LEARNING CENTER: Former CEO Gilbert Rincon would resign his position May 1 while continuing to earn his salary as a consultant during a transition period and nearly $19k in severance, under a tentative agreement approved by the organization’s board Wednesday.

THINGS TO DO: Craft beer festival at Lakeside Village Saturday | FSC jazz concert Tuesday | ‘My Father’s Dragon’ children’s play at Polk Theatre Wednesday

Source: The Ledger

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