Source: City of Palmetto

Fall is an exciting time of the year. The children are back at school, football season starts, and our winter residents start planning their next trip south. Speaking of football, check out the new athletic field at Palmetto High School. The Manatee School District allotted the funds needed to update the playing field with artificial turf. They are also doing renovations at the school and on the PHS campus, so please drive carefully as you are traveling through the construction and/or school zones.

We are happy to announce that the City of Palmetto is hosting the Veterans Day Parade this year on Saturday, November 11th. The parade had to be canceled for the past few years, but we are up and running this year, and it should be great. We invite all veterans to be in the parade or come view it from Lamb Park, as the procession will finish along 10th Avenue between Sutton and Lamb Parks. For more information about participating in the parade or donating to our veterans, contact Jim Klocke at 941-228-3166 or check the Manatee County Veterans Council website The Palmetto Market will be setting up in Lamb Park that day, so you will have things to look at before and after the parade.

More excitement, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to attend the DeSoto Bridge Project Development Study public meeting on October 17, 2023 (in person) at Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Avenue West, in Bradenton or October 19, 2023 (live online). This study will evaluate alternatives to address the in-kind replacement of the DeSoto Bridge, and give the public an opportunity to express their views. Materials will be posted on their website after 10/10/23.

I encourage all of you to shop local.

-Shirley Groover Bryant

Mayor, City of Palmetto

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