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Annual dinner to benefit AP fireworks show

— The Avon Park Jaycees will host their 10th annual Steak Dinner Fireworks fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at Bill Jarrett Ford in Avon Park.

All proceeds go directly to the fireworks show for Fourth of July on Lake Verona in Avon Park.

Dinner consists of steak, green beans, baked potato, a roll and sweet tea. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Turner Furniture, Laye’s Tire, Heartland National Bank or through any Jaycee member. With the purchase of one ticket, you are entered in a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses.

This is one of the main fundraisers for the fireworks show and is important to the show’s success.

“The Jaycees work hard throughout the year with the support of the community to make the show a hometown tradition,” the group says.

The Avon Park Jaycees sponsor and coordinate the fireworks celebration held downtown every July 4. The fireworks display will start at approximately 9:15 p.m. at Lake Verona beach.

The Jaycees are currently looking for any donated raffle prizes and tax-exempt donations to help fund the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Charley Taylor at 202-5580 or Summer Miller at 414-1545.