Highland Beach residents will have a chance to register their pets with the town’s Police Department, shred old documents and also enjoy hotdogs and sodas during the town’s Spring Fling Community Event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 16.
Highland Beach’s version of a community block party, the Spring Fling will be held in the Town Hall parking lot.
“This is a chance for our residents to get together for a fun and informational event,” said Town Clerk Valerie Oakes.
The event is, in part, a response to requests from residents who were hoping the town would sponsor an event where documents could be shredded. Commissioners and town staff decided to take it to the next level and add other activities, including arts and crafts and face painting for children as well as blood pressure checks for adults.
In addition, residents can also have their pets photographed by the Police Department, with the photos then entered into a database to make recovery of lost — or found — pets easier. Organizers also hope to have a few pets, available for adoption, on hand.
For more information, visit the town’s website, www.highlandbeach.us or call Town Hall at 278-4548.
— Rich Pollack