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Lake City shines as host for Suwannee River League of Cities

Lake City put its best foot forward last night as it hosted the monthly Suwannee River League of Cities dinner. Municipal members from the counties of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union, as well as Lynn Banister from Senator Bill Nelson's office and representative Debbie Boyd packed the room to listen to the Board do its work and network among its members.

One of the highlights of the evening was the cooking mastery of Lake City's own Councilman, Jake Hill - the Barbeque King, who personally barbequed 80 pounds of chicken and a ton of ribs, which left the members looking forward to the next time they return to Lake City.

Lake City's popular Mayor, Steve Witt  (left), speaks with the Suwannee River Management Water District's Steve Minnis. Mayor Witt told the Observer, "The water management district has been very good to us."

City Clerk Audrey Sikes, one of Lake City's Sunshine Girls, was the unofficial greeter for Lake City, making guests feel at home at the gathering.  

The talented Jeff Hendry was all business as he explained the success of the North Florida Broadband Authority. He told the group that the region was a year ahead of schedule in bringing broadband internet access to the fourteen rural counties involved in the project. "I can't imagine a better internet. This is 21st century infrastructure" he said.

Representative Debbie Boyd, a true North Florida country girl, updated the group on the recent legislative events in Tallahassee.




From the time of Napoleon it has been said that "an army moves on its stomach." Lake City Councilman Jake Hill - the Barbeque King, left everyone with a good taste after their visit to Lake City. Councilman Hill shows off some of the 80 pounds of chicken he barbequed for the group.





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