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  • Polk County Youth Fair Needs Volunteers

    This year the Polk County Youth Fair will be held from January 26- February 1, 2019. This fair highlights Polk County students involved in 4-H, FFA and FCCLA. The Division for Family and Consumer Sciences' related activities will begin receiving and judging entries on January 22, 2019. If you have the time and would be interested in volunteering with FACS committee, please review the...

  • Polk County Agri-Fest Needs Volunteers

    The 2019 Polk County Agri-Fest will be held this year from 03/11/19 - 03/15/19 and from 03/18/19 - 03/22/19,  from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Spend the day helping Polk County’s 4th Graders learn about our diverse Agriculture Industry. Throughout this ten-day field trip, 6,000 students and their teachers will explore interactive exhibits and attend hands-on workshops each day on...

  • Reminder: Blood Drive is Tomorrow

    The next Blood Drive is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Board of County Commissioners, 330 West Church Street, and 1290 Golfview Avenue in Bartow. All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Long Sleeve T-Shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Make an appointment online at

  • The Fundamentals of Yoga: Mind, Body & Spirit

    You've always been curious about Yoga. You also know of the potential benefits:
    • Increased flexibility
    • Increased muscle strength & tone
    • Improved respiration, energy & vitality
    • Improved athletic performance

    Here's what you don't know - You can do Yoga!

    Start your practice today. You just need to grab a friend, your mat, and show up!

    Fitness/ Wellbeing
    Each Tuesday Afternoon
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30...






  • Smithsonian Crossroads Lecture Series – Life In A Phosphate Town by Richard A. Fifer

    There were once over two dozen phosphate mining towns and villages in Polk County. The 1920 U.S. Census indicated that over 10% of the population of Polk County was living in a “phosphate town” at that time. Program presenter, Richard A. Fifer, spent his early years in the phosphate town of Pierce, owned by the American Agricultural Chemical Company, a direct ancestor of the present day ...