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2013 Polk County Family Week

Theme -- "Take 10 for Families"

Invest at LEAST 10 minutes a day in your family ... The return will be priceless!

Save the Date: November 15-22, 2013

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Click here for printable Save the Date!
Click here for printable flyers!

Family Party will be November 16th at Central Park in
Downtown Winter Haven from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lots of FREE fun for the entire family!

Lori, Jane and Beau Waters join Polk Place to talk about some of the events planned for this year's Polk Family Week, and the overall purpose of the annual celebration. Click Here to watch.

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Daily Events:

Friday, November 15 th: Take 10 for Exercise!
FREE Servant's Heart 5K Fun Run, Jog, Walk
6:00 pm at Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. Race is free, but those who PRE-REGISTER by October 25th are guaranteed a FREE t-shirt! Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 16th: Family Party:  
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Central Park Winter Haven
Bring your whole family for lots of fun, FREE activities--Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Bucking Bronco, and more! Awards presented for Grandparent of the Year, Student Art and Essay Contests! Central Park is located at 4th Street NW and West Central Avenue in Winter Haven. (Additional parking is available in Winter Haven's free parking garage--entrance is on Avenue A NW.)

Sunday, November 17th: Take 10 for Talent:
Perform and/or attend one of the Polk County Family Week sponsored Talent Shows in Lakeland and Winter Haven, and a Spanish Talent Show in Eloise! Click here for information!

Tuesday, November 19 th: GO--Show that Love!
Take 10 minutes to complete the project you wanted to do for your family members & show gratitude for the kind acts that others do for you.

Wednesday, November 20th: Take 10 to Eat as a Family Day!
Click here to learn more about the benefits of eating together as a family. Click here for easy recipes that you can prepare with your children.

Thursday, November 21st: Take 10 to Touch Someone's Life/Be the Best Neighbor!
The focus of 2013 Polk County Family Week will be to benefit the free health clinics in our county: Haley Center in Winter Haven, Park View in Haines City, and Angel Care in Bartow & Lake Wales. We are collecting:

  • Empty prescription bottles (labels removed)
  • copy paper
  • toiletries
  • cleaning supplies
  • bottle water

See our flyer:

Click here for ideas of how you can be the best neighbor. Click here for how to get FREE admission with donation to Explorations V Children's Museum and Bok Tower.

Friday, November 22nd: Take 10 for Family Fun, Love & Laughter!

  • Play Charades--come up with your own theme and clues
  • Make Favorite Dessert
  • Watch your favorite or a new family movie
  • Do crafty crafts for Thanksgiving or Christmas
  • Attend a painting class
  • Discover Geocaching (a treasure hunt)
  • Get out of the house and discover some of the many free and fun trails available in Polk County
  • Share favorite memories as a family
  • Have a tea party complete with a hat, tiara, and gloves
  • Did you know Polk County offers over 60 facilities for parks and recreational activities? Visit their website to see what is nearby for your family!
  • Do what your family loves to do!