The Polk County Emergency Management division is hosting the annual Polk County Hurricane Expo June 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Orange Dome in Winter Haven. Each year, vendors are asked to participate by providing relevant disaster preparedness information to attending residents.
The expo will enable Polk County residents to educate themselves and get prepared for exposure to all potential hazards. A $25 per table donation is asked of exhibitors to help offset the cost of the event as well as a door prize valued at $25. County and non-profit agencies will be allotted one table at no charge. In order to include your agency in pre-event promotions, we ask that you register using the online vendor application no later than May 14, 2010. There will also be opportunities for your business to partner with Polk County Emergency Management during this event. There are several levels of sponsorship available.
- Category 1: $100
- Category 2: $200
- Category 3: $300
- Category 4: $400
- Category 5: $500
Visit www.polk-county.net/hurricaneexpo for Category details and vendor registration.
The Hurricane Expo is an educational event for the entire family. In addition to your vendor booth, the event will include: guest speakers, safety demonstrations, a K.I.D. Korner (Kids In Disaster) and emergency vehicle displays. Since the purpose of the expo is to educate, it is imperative that you participate with an educational objective in mind. There are still available spaces. Booths are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Bring your materials, give aways, and lots of information. Vendors provide critical disaster preparedness and recovery information during this event. Residents look forward to the many opportunities to gather this vital information.
We look forward to having you join us as an exhibitor at the 2010 Polk County Hurricane Expo. Mark your calendars and fill out your application online as soon as possible. Vendor information for the Hurricane Expo can be obtained by visiting www.polk-county.net/hurricaneexpo or contact Rosa Driggs, Public Safety Public Education Officer at 863-519-FIRE(3473) or 863-534-5600.