Florida Southern holds fireworks display The event celebrates Founders Day and Homecoming
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 18, 2005) - Florida Southern College welcomes back its alumni on April 1-3 with its annual fireworks show. The display over Lake Hollingsworth, produced by the Grucci family, begins at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 1. The public is invited to enjoy the event.
The fireworks display, sponsored by the FSC Alumni Association, is part of the annual celebration of Founders Day and Homecoming/alumni weekend. Approximately 500 FSC alumni will return to the area over the weekend. Traditionally, the event also celebrates the college's association with the Lakeland community.
In preparation for and during the event, traffic along Lake Hollingsworth Road in front of the college will be diverted. The fireworks will last about 20 minutes.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.