Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News

Posted 3/29/21

The main purpose of the Florida Trail Kiosk project is to post information about the section of the Florida Trail closest to the Kiosk...

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Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News


OKEECHOBEE — The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, City of Okeechobee, Florida Trail Association and Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council are pleased to reveal the first Gateway Community Kiosk.

The kiosk will be housed on the Visitor Center grounds (Chamber/TDC Office) and will display pertinent information for those visiting the area with 24/7 access even when the offices are closed.

The main purpose of the Florida Trail Kiosk project is to post information about the section of the Florida Trail closest to the Kiosk and the “Gateway Community” that the hikers are passing through. Additionally, with the Kiosk being placed in such a central location, visitors to the area and to the state can learn about a wonderful outdoor adventure they may have never known existed!

Join us on Tuesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. on the Chamber of Commerce property (Visitor’s Center) for a ribbon cutting presentation at the Kiosk. The Visitor’s Center is located at 55 S. Parrott Ave in Okeechobee. RSVP is encouraged and easy just follow the link provided.

Our April Chamber After Hours is being sponsored by our very own County Community Services departments. These departments include the library, Tourist Development Council, Parks and Recreation, Agri-Civic Center, Veterans Services, Extension Services and Senior Services. This After-Hours will be on Thursday, April 15 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Sports Complex, Pool area. Sounds like fun already and looks like it’s going to be a Luau without the pig! You certainly don’t want to miss an exciting time and all the activities that they have planned. Light refreshments will be available. Be sure and “Aloha” (Hello) to everyone and you will be addressed with “E Komo Mai” (Welcome) as you reply “Mahalo” (Thank You). Dress will just be casual, unless you want to enter the fantastic Best Hawaiian Attire contest, which we encourage you to do. This would include those Hawaiian Shirts (you know the Turnpike ones!) and anything else that would be considered Hawaiian attire. So, wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt, muumuu, flowered dress or... grass skirt, if you dare... It’s sure to be a blast, and we hope to see you there. Our Chamber events are always open to the public.