Citrus Label Tour Dedication in Lake Wales

Nov 17, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A new way to experience central Florida’s rich citrus history is coming soon. The Citrus Label Tour of Polk County is a unique driving experience featuring enlarged and reproduced citrus labels on various buildings around Polk. The Lake Wales Citrus Label Tour Dedication will take place on Thursday, November 17. The ceremony will be followed by light refreshments in the Library’s main lobby.

The citrus label sign on the Lake Wales Public Library’s northwest corner will be a two-sided sign featuring labels from Waverly Growers. In addition to the Waverly Growers sign the Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library donated funding for three historic citrus crate label banners that will hang from the Library’s decorative light posts.

Polk County Driving Tour

This driving experience explores part of the historic marketing portion of citrus through the artistic labels that once adorned the old wooden crates used to ship the fresh fruit off to northern markets in the early 1900s. Enlarged reproductions of these vintage labels will be found on various buildings and sites throughout the county.

A partnership between the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, Visit Central Florida and the Polk County History Center’s History and Heritage Trail inspired the creation of the Citrus Label Tour of Polk County.

You may also be interested in the Citrus Label Tour Dedication in Davenport and History Trail & Museums.