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Campfirepalooza - March 23, 2007

On April 21st 2007 we have a great opportunity for your organization. We are looking for area businesses and organizations to set-up a booth at the 3rd annual campfirepalooza event. campfirepalooza is an all day music festival that showcases local music talent. The event featuring 15 bands and 2 stages and is part of an ongoing series of music shows sponsored by Camp Fire USA. Our shows provide a safe place for teens to socialize and offers young local musicians a place play. We are expecting to have upwards of 300 teens and young adults there throughout the day.

Campfirepalooza will be held at the Camp Fire Program Center located at 2600 Buckingham Ave. Lakeland, Florida 33803. There we have a large outdoor fenced in area that will have one stage and vending booths. A large building will house a second stage and restrooms. There is electricity if needed for your booth. The cost is a minimal $10 to be at the event. We appreciate all that you do in the community and would like to see you at this event.

Camp Fire USA is a non-profit agency here in Lakeland Florida that has been operating since 1918. Camp Fire provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for teenagers through a variety of programs Campfire USA serves children three years old through twelfth graders. Activities help the youth learn to make good decisions, become responsible citizens, and give back to their community. If you have questions, please call Scott (863)688-5491 or Kathleen (863) 398-1696.

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Computers for Kids - March 9, 2007

Need a Computer? Write an Essay
runs 2/24/2007 until 4/15/2007 WINTER HAVEN

Computers for Kids Inc., a non-profit organization with the mission of providing refurbished computer systems to underprivileged school-age children, will be hosting an essay contest open to all low-income Polk County students in grades six through 12 who do not currently have a computer at home. The topic of the essay is "How a Home Computer Will Benefit My Education and My Family." The prizes to be awarded include:

Hewlett Packard computer system, donated by CDN Partners Inc.

Labtec Flat Panel Computer Speaker System.

Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Software.

Keyboard, mouse, speakers combo package.

Two large pizzas.

More details about this contest can be found at or by contacting Computers for Kids at 863-292-0504.

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Posted by Kristin Carlson

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