Okeechobee Events 11-16-20

Candy Cane Lane Drive-Thru:

The Okeechobee Library will be holding a Candy Cane Lane Drive-thru event on Thursday, December 10th @ 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Stay safe and socially distanced while you drive through our decorated parking lot for snacks, crafts, giveaways, and more! *While supplies last.* This event is FREE and open to everyone.

More Hotspots Available at the Okeechobee Library:

More hotspots are available at the Okeechobee Library! If you need wi-fi at home, stop by the Library to check out a FREE hotspot device for 2 weeks! Library card required. See flier for more details or call 863-763-3536.

November Take Home Crafts at the Okeechobee Library:

Don’t forget to stop by the Okeechobee Library during this month to pick up a FREE take-home craft kit! November’s kit is a Turkey Wreath. Instructions and supplies included. Come in or call 863-763-3536 to schedule an outside pick up. And follow along on the Okeechobee Library’s YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/okelibrary

The Okeechobee’s Food Service Program has updated their serving times to 10:00 a.m . until 1:00 p.m at the Okeechobee County Library. We are opening this site up to the entire community, meaning, parents of children not enrolled in the Okeechobee School District may also come get meals for their children just like during summer. ALL CHILDREN 18 years old and under will be eligible to receive meals with exception of daycare programs already receiving funding for CACFP. A parent, guardian or the emergency contact must pick up the meals UNLESS, a note is written to the food service supervisor, Lisa Bell, giving permission for someone else to pick up the meals. This note should include your child(ren)’s name, school where registered and grade. Names will be verified. Each child will receive lunch for today and breakfast for tomorrow. Breakfast will include, 1 milk, 1 juice and either a grain or a meat/grain item. Lunch will include, 1 milk, 1 fruit (either whole fresh, or a fruit cup or a fruit bag), 2 vegetables, 1 grain and 1 meat item. In order to receive alternate items because of an allergy, please make sure that your child has a note from a doctor on file at the child’s school. We will accommodate allergy students and students who do not eat items for religious purposes as best we can. Homeschoolers! Join us! Do you have questions! Call us at 863-462-5148

This online workshop covers the programs the USDA and SBA offer to Rural Florida Businesses. This is an online workshop on Tuesday, November 17 from 11am to 12:30pm. USDA Rural Development will share information on programs providing assistance to Rural Businesses with our portfolio of more than 40 different loan and grant programs offered through USDA Rural Development. Specifically, we will be focusing in on our Business and Industry Guarantee Loan Program, our Rural Energy For America Program Loans and Grants, and our Value-Added Producer Grants during this session. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss their programs and services with an emphasis on those available to Rural Florida Small Businesses. This class covers their offerings to help you start and grow your business. This over view will run through the SBA Loan Guaranty Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance.