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Annual Charleston Park Day scheduled for April 26

April 16, 2014
By MEL TOADVINE ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The 23rd Annual Charleston Park Day is set for Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community on SR80, just outside Lehigh Acres.

Alice Washington, planner of the event, said there will be food for all including barbecue chicken and ribs and a variety of vegetables with their famous sweet potato pie.

Food tickets are $7 per adult from 12 and up and $5 for children between 5 and 11. Two adults and three children can buy a food ticket for $20.

Washington said there will be the legendary annual march throughout the housing development that once was a haven for drug dealers. She said thanks to the people in the neighborhoods and the leadership of some, the drug problem was brought to an end. She also praised the Lee County Sheriff's Office for their help.

Now for more than 20 years, Washington said the community celebrates the event.

Residents, children, cars and trucks all take part in the parade which leads to the main outside covered court, built some years ago by the county for sporting events and other community get-togethers.

Fact Box

To go


23rd Annual Charleston Park Day


Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Charleston Park on state Route 80

Washington said it is an ideal place for the celebration because of the shade under the high roof.

She also said there will be T-shirts for sale promoting Charleston Park Day 2014. Call 239-8895 or 239-728-2287 to order a T-Shirt to wear on the day of the event.

They range in price from $8 to $15, for children through adult sizes.

The march throughout the community each year is the main event that most residents take part in while celebrating Charleston Park.

Washington said people are invited from all over the county and especially Lehigh Acres.



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