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City of Lauderhill Green Series Hosting April 2017 Class

"Eating Broward" with Michael Madfis

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NEWS RELEASE

City of Lauderhill’s Vice Mayor Ken Thurston Announces His Arbor Day Initiatives for 2017

Lauderhill, FL - Lauderhill’s Green Series Founder, Vice Mayor Ken Thurston, is hard at work for Arbor Day 2017! After several successful years of producing seminars on gardening and agriculture, he will host “Eating Broward” on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6pm with special guest speaker Michael Madfis at Lauderhill’s City Hall.  The event will educate attendees on the resources Broward County’s agricultural inventory has to offer. This is the last class of this season’s series.

Next, to Celebrate ARBOR DAY 2017, Vice Mayor is proud to announce his first ARBOR DAY PHOTO CONTEST! The theme for the Photo Contest is “Lauderhill’s Beauty – Through Your Eyes!” Winners will be given FRUIT TREES!

Contest Rules: Take a picture of nature at its best - within the City’s boundaries. The deadline to submit photos has been extended to April 19, 2017. Include a brief description of the photo’s location and include the contestant’s contact information. Send information via e-mail to Lexie Hall by clicking here. ALL PHOTOS MUST BE ORIGINAL. Plagiarized photos will be immediately disqualified. Winners will be selected by April 21, 2017. Winning photos will be posted on City’s webpage, Facebook, Twitter, and all social media outlets. Winners will also be given fruit trees at the Lauderhill City Commission meeting on April 24, 2017. No more than 2 photos per contestant. Winners will be asked to show proof of Lauderhill residency. No entry fee. Call Lexie at 954-777-2040 or e-mail her here if you have any questions.

Finally, on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting, the City of Lauderhill Mayor and Vice Mayor will present their annual Arbor Day Proclamation to Senior Forester of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Department, Mark Torok. To conclude a month long of activities, Mr. Torok and Vice Mayor will present fruit trees to the Arbor Day Photo Contest Winners.

“Lauderhill residents continue to attend the agricultural seminars and request additional ones. The Photo Contest is a new way of celebrating Arbor Day and seeing the beauty of Lauderhill through other’s eyes. I am elated to do my part in keeping Lauderhill clean and green. It is great to see so many others join me,” states Vice Mayor Thurston.

If you are interested in attending the Green Series or have questions about the Arbor Day Photo Contest, please call Lexie at 954-777-2040 or e-mail her here. The seminar is free and so is entry into the Photo Contest. City Hall is located at 5581 W. Oakland Park Boulevard.

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