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LAKELAND, FL (February 4, 2022) – On Tuesday, February 8th at 11 a.m. the royal descendants of the swans gifted by Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate their 65th Anniversary on Lake Morton.  There will be a ceremony that includes a vet approved gluten free cake that will be presented to the swans near the holding pens on the southside of Lake Morton. This is the same place were the swan roundup veterinary checkups take place.  February 8th marks the 65thAnniversary of Lakeland’s royal swans arriving on Lake Morton.  On this day in 1957, the two swans gifted by Queen Elizabeth II arrived on Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Since that time, Lakeland’s swans have become iconic figures in the community and even the City’s logo is fashioned after the birds.

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