Skip to content
LAKELAND, FL – The RP Funding Center will be hosting its 3rd Annual City of Lakeland Holiday Tree Decorating Contest as a fundraiser for United Way of Central Florida!   Last year, 25 trees decorated by City of Lakeland departments and outside organizations lined the halls of the RP Funding Center, adding holiday cheer while also creating unity. The competition was close but Lakeland Linder International Airport came out on top as the 1st place winner for the second year in a row. Last year the City of Lakeland raised a total of $89,069 for United Way of Central Florida.   This year, the RP Funding Center is extending an invitation to other businesses and organizations to become a part of this new tradition. This provides companies an opportunity to show their creativity, promote their brand and raise money for the United Way in a unique way.   The contest will take place at the RP Funding Center from November 19 through December 31. Public welcome to view the trees in our corridors and vote during RPFC business hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   A kickoff event is scheduled for November 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with complimentary hot chocolate, pictures with Santa and Carolers. Deputy City Manager Nicole Travis and UWCF President & CEO Christina Criser Jackson will give opening remarks.
Scroll To Top