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MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- At Monday evening's Glades County Commission Meeting, Commissioner Donna Storter announced the dedication service for Ortona Community Park would be held Tuesday December 8 following the BoCC meeting.
Commissioner Giesler stated Mr. Ritter had informed him that the Pearce Canal dredging project is within one mile of completion. He thanked the Muse Community Association for the Thanksgiving Dinner enjoyed last week, and introduced Rogel Brown, President of Buckhead Ridge Home Owners Association.
Commissioner Echols relayed the message from Mrs. Claudie McPherson that she is beginning the fund drive for Toys for Tots to buy bicycles for local children to be distributed December 19. The bicycles cost from $60 to $70 and checks of any amount are to be made to Toys for Tots and may be left with Jennifer Hopper in the County Manager�s office for Mrs. McPherson.
Echols noted that funds sent directly to Toys for Tots may not be distributed locally, but would be, if sent thru Mrs. McPherson. If you know of a deserving needy child who could use a bike, contact Mrs. McPherson at 863-946-0561.
Commissioner Beck reported on recent meetings concerning Curry Island and the desire of the county to basically provide a wilderness park with improvement for habitat. He proposes the county consider executing a 50-year lease of Water Management approximately 200 acres between SR7 and Curry Island. He said LOHA was getting the lease of the old Parker place.
He said he had met with Boy Scout representatives and though they liked the Curry Island property for a new campsite, they need 600-1000 acres but may consider creating a satellite camp on Curry Island because of its central location and proximity to both coasts. Beck said he was told they have up to 5,000 campers per weekend.