Back to School Splash Bash set at Lakewood Ranch

August 20, 2012 

Back to School Splash set

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Back to School Splash Bash is set for 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the pooland pavilion area of theLakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public.

Cool relief from theFlorida heat will be offered on water slides, a dunktank, a slip and slide andT-ball homerun derby.

Sponsors will be on hand to offer free sno cones, popcorn, lemonade and watermelon.

Children may decorate a backpack that they can bring home.

A $5 barbecue lunch will be available. Children and parents of all ages are invited. Children should be accompanied by a parent.

To protect swimmers, the YMCA will provide body bubbles to keep them afloat and lifeguards will be on duty.

Some additional recommended items to bring are swimsuits, towels, water shoes, sunscreen and lawn chairs.

Information: Lake-wood Ranch Commu-nity Activities at 941-757-1530 or visit

Florida CFO Jeff Atwaterto speak in Manatee

MANATEE -- Jeff Atwater, Florida Cabinet member and chief financial officer, will address members of the Manatee and Sarasota chambers of commerce,Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota and the Lake-wood Ranch Business Alliance at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 24 at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd.

Reservations requiredto Lisa at 941-748-4842,ext. 123, or

-- Herald staff reports

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