LAKELAND ELECTRIC CELEBRATES 115 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Lakeland Electric, a locally-owned municipal utility, was founded 115 years ago in 1904. On September 16, 2019, we marked this anniversary by launching 115 days of celebration.
This anniversary celebration will be something for our customers to not only enjoy, but for them to participate and learn more about Lakeland Electric. You will find our employees hosting fun activities at community events such as the Downtown Lakeland Farmer’s Market and First Friday, as well as sharing stories on social media about the what it means to live and work in a community with a publicly-owned electric company. And be on the lookout for a special 115th anniversary limited edition logo created especially for this celebration by local artist Bump Galletta!
For over a century, Lakeland Electric has stood ready to power our community through sunny days, cold fronts, and devastating hurricanes. We are proud to be your public power source, and we are committed to the City of Lakeland’s mission to create a community that works together to achieve an exceptional quality of life. Now, for the next several months, we want to give you a special peek behind the scenes at Lakeland Electric’s commitment to being Affordable, Dependable, and Sustainable.
Check this page often to see upcoming events and contests for our 115th Anniversary Celebration!
Watch the launch of Lakeland Electric’s 115 year anniversary celebration with a group of special guests and the reveal of the locally designed 115 year anniversary logo!
City of Lakeland United Way Christmas Tree Decorating Contest
November 20 – December 31
RP Funding Center
The halls of the RP Funding Center will be merry and bright this holiday season thanks to the glittering Christmas trees that are not just festive, but represent the spirit of giving. Lakeland Electric joins several other City of Lakeland departments in a friendly competition during the months of November and December by decorating a Christmas tree that inspires patrons of the arts in our community to give back. Come visit the RP Funding Center to see the 12 beautiful Christmas Trees the City of Lakeland, FL - Government departments have put on display to raise money for the United Way of Central Florida!
Vote on your favorite tree or trees by placing money in the donation boxes and even take your picture in front of them.
Be sure to tag us in your pic: @mylakelandelectric @rpfundingcenter #RPFCChristmasTrees
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Thursday, November 21st
4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
RP Funding Center – Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom
We are hosting the Business After Hours event this
month. This will mostly be a meet and greet. We’ll
also share our new commercial and 115th
Anniversary message. Appetizers and beverages
Lakeland Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 5
“Lakeland Electric is proud to celebrate 115 years of being locally owned by you! As a public power utility, our customers are also the owners of Lakeland Electric, and the funds we generate go right back into the community by supporting our beautiful parks, recreational amenities and community organizations, as well as through charitable efforts like Project Care. This Christmas, our float features Lakeland Electric employees who are proud to serve our customers and contribute to all of the traditions that make Lakeland such a great place to live, work, and play.”
Polk City Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7
Freedom Park, Polk City
Lakeland Electric is proud to participate in the Polk City Christmas parade!
We will have a bucket truck decorated with wreaths, candy canes and more. Following the parade visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Freedom Park. Come and join us at the Polk City Christmas Parade for a jolly good time!
Light Up Lakeland
Sunday, December 8
5:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
Lake Mirror (and across Lakeland)
Lakeland Electric is excited to light up Lake Mirror with luminaries in support of the Junior League of Greater Lakeland’s community-wide luminary night, Light Up Lakeland for Literacy. This beautiful luminaries display around Lake Mirror and through-out the community will benefit women and children’s wellness, and specifically, literacy development for birth through school-age children as facilitated by the Junior League Of Greater Lakeland.