READINGPALS: The United Way of Central Florida is looking for volunteers to give one hour a week reading to kindergarten students at Crystal Lake Elementary. Sixteen volunteers are needed immediately. Contact Sylvia Palmer at 863-648-1500, ext. 278, or email

LEAD: Polk County Public Schools has completed lead testing all schools in the district. 88 schools have been cleared while 22 schools were retested after contaminated faucets or fountains were replaced. Sixteen schools are awaiting test results.

CHARITY: Shoppers at area Publix supermarkets donated $701,668 to the annual Food for All program. The money was distributed to 34 organizations in and around Polk County. Throughout all Publix locations, more than $4 million was donated between October 25th, 2018 and November 10th, 2018. (Link not yet available.)

Source: The Ledger

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