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CITY OF LAKE WORTH
7 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
LAKE WORTH, FL 33460
June 20, 2017
Contact: Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Lake Worth – City of Lake Worth Mayor and Leisure Services Asst Director to receive prestigious “Sauna Bucket Award”.
On June 24, 2017 the City of Lake Worth Mayor, Pam Triolo, along with Leisure Services Assistant Director, Lauren Bennett, will receive the prestigious “Sauna Bucket Award” from the president of the Midnight Sun Festival, Tom Kuutti, for their continued friendship to the Finnish American community. The award ceremony will be held at the American Finnish Club Midsummer Bonfire.
With 1,026 people claiming Finn descent in 2000, Lake Worth has the second largest Finnish diaspora as a percentage of total population in the world. The Midnight Sun Festival celebrates Lake Worth’s rich Finnish heritage. The event has been hosted annually since 1983 in the City of Lake Worth and has become famous for its “Wife Carrying Contest”.
Mayor Triolo indicates that, “This award is a reflection of the strong relationship the City of Lake Worth has with Finland. I am heading to our Finnish sister City, Lappeenranta, and I plan to use this sauna bucket in a traditional sauna in Finland! “
Please contact the City of Lake Worth Communications Specialist Ben Kerr with any questions or comments.