League of Women Voters Forum

I will be speaking at the League of Women Voters forum on October 20, 2016. The forum will be held at the County Commission Building in Bartow, 330 W. Church St, Bartow, FL at 7pm. Please refrain from using electronic devices during the forum.

Upcoming city events and meetings


1st and 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m. (normal meeting schedule resumes in October. Call for September dates)

City Hall

1 Bobby Green Plaza

Auburndale, FL 33823


Halloween Harvest- October 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Bloodhound Bash Parade- October 27th at 6:30 p.m.


1st and 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall

450 N. Wilson Avenue

Bartow, FL 33830


Parade- October 27th at 4:00 p.m.


1st and 3rd Monday at 9:00 a.m.

City Hall

228 S Massachusetts Ave

Lakeland, FL 33801



Lakeland Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market

200 N Kentucky Ave

Lakeland, FL 33801

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


1st Tuesday at Mulberry City Chambers (call for address)

Harvest Festival- October 29th 5:00-8:00 p.m.


Harvest Festival- October 29th 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Lake Hamilton

1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Town Hall

100 Smith Ave

Lake Hamilton, FL 33851



2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Dundee Town Hall

202 E Main St
Dundee, FL 33838


Fall Festival- October 29th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Lake Wales

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

City Administration Building

201 W. Central Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853


Pioneer Days- October 28-30

Friday- 5-7

Saturday- 10-4

Sunday 11-3:45

Polk City 

3rd Monday 7 p.m.

123 Broadway Blvd SE

Polk City, FL 33868


Polk City Safe Haven Halloween, October 27th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Eagle Lake

1st and 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m.

75 7th Street N.
Eagle Lake, FL


Trick or Trick Lane- October 31st 6-8 p.m.


1st and 3rd Monday at 6pm

111 West First Street
Frostproof, FL 33843


Trick or Treat- date TBA

Hillcrest Heights 

2nd Monday at 7pm

Town Hall

State Road 17


Annual Town Dinner 2017- date TBA


4th Monday at 7pm

1 South Allapaha Avenue

Davenport, Florida  33837


Halloween Festival, October 31st, 6-8pm, Matthews Field

Lake Alfred

Fort Meade

2nd Tuesday 7pm

City Hall

8 West Broadway Street

Fort Meade, FL 33841


Trick or Treating October 29th

Haines City

1st and 3rd Thursday at 7pm

City Hall

620 E. Main Street
Haines City, Florida 33844



Fall Festival by NorthRidge Community Church

October 30th, 1-4pm

Lake Eva Community Park

555 Ledwith Ave

Haines City, FL 33844


Highland Park 

4th Tuesday at 6pm

Hillcrest Heights Town Hall

151 N. Scenic Hwy

Babson Park, FL 33827



Winter Haven 

1st and 3rd Tuesday 1:30

City Hall

451 Third St. NW

Winter Haven, FL 33881


Ghouls’ Day Out- October 29th, 10am-2pm, MLK Park on Lake Silver






Results of issue surveys

The results of the issue survey, which in realty is your platform, was as follows:

  1. Decrease in taxes
  2. Healthcare issues
  3. Transportation plan
  4. Jobs
  5. Homeless

There were many other issues that people in Polk County are concerned about, but these were the top 5 issues brought before me by the results of the survey.

Please note: This is the second survey which I have done for Polk County with the same results. This indicates that our county government refuses to acknowledge the concerns of the people and dwells on serving the concerns of special interests.

Thanks to Polk County voters

I would like to thank all the people in Polk County who completed my petition allowing me to be placed on the ballot and thus eliminating a filing fee of $2,600. Your cooperation was greatly appreciated in this endeavor.

Carol Castagnero, Democrat, for Polk County Commission, District 5

I am Carol Castagnero, the Democratic candidate for Polk County Commission, District 5.

I will focus on issues affecting Polk County’s economy, health, safety and the well-being of he residents. We must move in the direction of putting people, mainly children, first; not greed and special interests.

To learn more about me, focus on Lakeland and Polk County public meetings, which I attend often, in being an advocate for the needs of the people, not special interests. Note: the Lakeland city meetings are the first and third Monday and the 1st and 3rd Tuesday for Polk County Commission. You can watch the archives here. Also, there are times I was unable to attend the meetings.

Please send grandmacarol.us to everyone you know and like me on Facebook.

Thank you for your time and concern.

Carol Castagnero

Gathering petitions and surveys

At the present time I am working on petitions to avoid paying a filing fee. If you would like to help me in achieving this goal, I can be contacted at 863-858-1740.

Also, I am conducting a survey of your needs for Polk County. Please take the time when you see me to participate in the survey. This survey creates the peoples’ platform, and I will adhere to their wishes based on the results of the survey.

You can also download a petition and a survey here.





Carol Castagnero
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