Okeechobee Events 5-10-21

Pick up for the VA Van is at 6:30 a.m. from the Popeyes parking lot. This is for services to VA Medical Center West Palm Beach only. To reserve a seat for the van, please have the veteran or family member call the office at 763-6441 ext 5. The appointment date/time and a call back number are needed to reserve a seat.

Tow Boat U.S. Okeechobee Grand Opening In January, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Today, the company’s owner, Capt. Chris Day, is growing his 24-hour service that helps boaters get safely home after a breakdown by adding two additional locations, TowBoatUS Lake Okeechobee and TowBoatUS Labelle. The Lake Okeechobee outfit will hold a Grand Opening Ceremony on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at their launch location Taylor Creek RV Resort 2730 US Highway 441 SE at 12:00 PM. All are invited to celebrate with Captain Chris Day and Crew for launching this new venture! RSVP to info@okeechobeebusiness.com or click on the “Register” button!

Ready to Chill & Grill?  Florida Outdoors RV Country is hosting the Chamber Business After Hours on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. Come tour the property, and learn about all the services Florida Outdoors has to offer. Browse their selection of  new and new to you RV’s! Click the “Register Online” link below to sign up for this event. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to handout during the networking part of the evening!

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. 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. Weekend meals will be ready at 3:30 today at North Elementary, South Elementary and the Library. We will be at each location until 5:30. Please participate. You are helping our program when you do! North: we are in the parent pickup line. Stay to the left and don’t get in line before 3:30 please. South: we are in the bus loop. Stay in the left lane and don’t get in Public Library: We are at the front door. Please exit your car, wear a mask and remain 6 feet apart in line. The line IS SHORT!