Get your hands dirty at Tavares Public Works Expo

If garbage trucks and street sweepers make your pulse race, the city of Tavares’ third annual Public Works Expo is for you. The free event is scheduled from 10am-2pm Saturday at Wooton Park on Lake Dora in downtown Tavares.

The expo is a great way to learn more about the community. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the city’s Public Works and Utilities departments keep the city moving by maintaining the streets, keeping the water flowing, and collecting the trash.

People of all ages can enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, prizes, and displays of equipment, such as trash trucks, bucket trucks, street sweepers, chainsaws, claw trucks, underground cameras, and lab equipment. The displays make the expo a favorite destination for kids—where else can they get the chance to operate a trash truck?

The event coincides with National Public Works Week, which has a theme, “Public Works Connects Us,”  a city newsletter states. Public Works and Utilities professionals provide, maintain, and improve the systems and services vital to any community’s health, safety, and comfort. They maintain connections to assure a higher quality of life and to allow the community to grow and prosper.

For more information about the expo, call Tavares city offices at 352.742.6209.

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