The 2012 Politics in the Park VIP Reception, held in downtown Lakeland, FL was hosted by BB&T Bank, SVN | Saunders Real Estate, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, and Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this event every two years to bring candidates and citizens together to encourage voters to research and make informed decisions on election day. The VIP Reception gives attendees the chance to mingle with local and state candidates in a relaxed setting and before the official event begins in the park. In attendance were candidates for State Senate seats, State Representative seats, Judicial seats, and Polk County Commission seats.
The three floors of the BB&T Bank building located right on the Munn Park square, were successfully utilized for a progressive heavy hors d’oeuvres spread, with the SVN offices on the 3rd floor hosting the desserts.
After the VIP Reception, historic Munn Park transformed into an old-fashioned political rally, where attendees had the opportunity to hear from candidates and discuss important issues facing the community. Speeches and a straw poll ended in a candidate meet & greet time.