As people across America recognize men and women who have served in the armed forces, Temple Terrace government employees will get a day off.
Temple Terrace City Hall and other government offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in recognition of Veterans Day, according to a press release from the City of Temple Terrace.
There will be no residential trash pickup or curbside recycling on Nov. 12. Commercial garbage pickup will not be affected by the holiday.
The Temple Terrace Public Library and Lightfoot Recreation Center will be closed on Nov. 12, but the Family Recreation Complex will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Temple Terrace schools will also be closed Nov. 12.
Veterans Day actually falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, and there will be a special celebration at Riverhills Park during the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival.
Councilwoman Mary Jane Neale will be the guest speaker, according to a city press release. The King High Naval Junior ROTC will present the colors, and vocalist Cheri Tysver will sing. Complimentary cupcakes will be served.
For more information about the event, call the Temple Terrace Leisure Services Department at 813-506-6600.
On Monday, Nov. 12, the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club will have a Support Our Troops Card Game Day at Woodmont Clubhouse, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants can play Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble, Uno, Bunco, Phase 10 or any other card games; have a light lunch; and have fun with friends. The cost is $10.
Then, at 7:30 p.m., Florida College will host veteran, author and speaker J.D. Wetterling, a fighter pilot in Vietnam who will share personal accounts of the war. The event takes place at Puckett Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
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