Lyons Day in Florida 2.4

Written by David Green.

The 17th annual Lyons Day in Florida is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18, at The Golden Corral in Lakeland. The address is 4532 South Florida Ave., Lakeland. 

A room is reserved from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Guests will pay for their meal at the door. Tips are to be left at the table. The meal cost is between $6 and $7.

From the north, east or west, take Polk Parkway (570) to Florida Ave/37. Go south to 4532 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, about one-half mile.

From the south, take route 98 to 570, go west to South Florida Ave. Go south to 4532 South Florida Ave. or 98 to 60 west to 37. Go north about one-half mile.

From the west on Route 60 to 37, go north on 37 (South Florida Ave.) about nine miles.

All Lyons area residents in Florida are invited to attend and visit with others in the south.

To contact the restaurant, call 863/646-3433. For more information, call Barb at 863/258-2265 or Daryl at 419/467-0691.

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