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Government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2014

TAVARES – All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will close Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen Monday, Dec. 1.

The Lake County Solid Waste Division’s residential curbside collection service will not operate on Thanksgiving. Collections normally picked up on Thursday will shift to Friday and collections normally picked up on Friday will occur on Saturday. Lake County’s Central Solid Waste Facility, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares, will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will operate normally on Friday. Residential convenience centers will be closed both Thursday and Friday. The Pine Lakes residential convenience center, 32520 W. State Road 44, DeLand, which is normally open on Thursdays, will be open on Wednesday instead.

Lake County Connection, the county’s disadvantaged transportation service, and LakeXpress, the fixed-route bus system, will not operate on Thanksgiving, but will resume regular services Friday.

The Lake County Welcome Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland, and Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, will be closed both Thursday and Friday. The Lake County Farmers’ and Flea Market, located at the Lake County Expo Center/Fairgrounds at 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis, which normally is held weekly on Thursdays, will be open Tuesday, Nov. 25 in lieu of the holiday. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, county branch libraries will close at 5 p.m., the Fruitland Park Library will close at 4 p.m. and the W.T. Bland Public Library will close at 6 p.m. The Leesburg Public Library will close on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and re-open on Saturday with normal operating hours. The following Lake County Library System libraries will close from Thursday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 29.  Libraries will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1, with regularly scheduled hours. 

• Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road, Astor
• Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont
• Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont  
• East Lake County Library, 31340 County Road 437, Sorrento
• Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park
• Helen Lehmann Memorial Library, 17435 Fifth St., Montverde
• Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake
• Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills
• Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland
• Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main St., Minneola
• Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42, Paisley
• City of Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave., Tavares
• Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla
• W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora



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