LDRC Vying for $25K Cash Prize in national contest

Vote multiple times daily at https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile/52 to advance LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to the top LaBelle – On February 25, Independent We Stand, a national small business movement, kicked-off its fourth annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in […]

LaBelle Downtown promoters get county’s backing

LaBELLE — The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) won approval from the Hendry County Board on Tuesday, Feb. 26, of a promotional contract through the Tourism Development Council for $12,000. Perhaps better news to the crowd behind the LDRC’s recent efforts, though, was the feedback and encouragement they heard from County Commissioner Karson Turner. Although […]

LDRC’s First Annual RV Games

Plenty of this season’s snow birds flocked to the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation’s (LDRC) First Annual RV Games. The Games kicked off with a tricky Euchre tournament, and moved on to Petanque, Pickleball, Cornhole, and the last battle of the day, Poker. Teams battled each other throughout the day for the title of RV Resort […]

LDRC’s 7th Annual Smoke Under the Oaks

This past Saturday at the always tantalizing, 7th Annual Smoke Under the Oaks Rib Fest, LaBelle’s best small-town smokers filled Barron Park with the sweet smell of barbecue. There were crowds of smiling faces, anxiously waiting in lines for a chance to feast on the most delicious ribs around. The Judges most definitely had their […]

LDRC Designated as Florida Main Street Program of the Month

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced on Friday December 7 that the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) has been designated the December 2018 Florida Main Street Community of the Month. “We are proud to have Downtown LaBelle as part of our Main Street family,” Secretary Ken Detzner said. “This beautiful town reminds us of Florida’s […]

November 16 Proclaimed Official Little Toot Day

Last Friday, November 16 Little Toot came back to the place where he was originally found by Captain Christopher Robin. LaBelle Elementary second and fourth graders happily surprised Captain Christopher Robin and Little Toot with their warm and beautiful welcoming messages to cheer Little Toot on his new adventures of storytelling, and storytelling is what […]

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation has a new President

Laura Reed is the new President of the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation: “I moved to LaBelle in 2009 from Georgia for my work, I work for Bayer Crop Science, an agricultural research station in Felda. I work with the cucumber breeding, we try to breed resistance to certain diseases into the cucumbers by doing conventional, […]

Register now for LDRC and MOPS Scarecrows on the Wharf event

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation and MOPS of LaBelle invite the community to their first ever “Scarecrows on the Wharf” event taking place on Desoto Avenue from October 13-October 31. Local businesses, non-profits, community members, organizations, schools, and youth groups like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H can join the fun by creating scarecrows to be […]

Mary Bartosuk receives Community Trailblazer and Public Service Award

Mary Bartoshuk has been chosen as the AARP Florida Coast to Coast recipient of the 2018 Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus Community Trailblazer Award. She will receive this award at the Florida Conference of Aging 2018 in Tampa from August 13-15. Mary was nominated by the Area Agency of Southwest Florida. She receives the award to […]

LDRC plans a Saturday Market

The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation(LDRC) is announcing the LDRC Saturday Market. It will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning October through November. The first Saturday market in October will be held together with the Caloosa Humane Society’s Yard Sale that is held on Park […]