Sun, Oct 31 | Polk County

Back Road Stompin' SPOOKTACULAR

Join FTS Back Road Stompin' Trail Bosses Cyndi and John Hoxie as we take you out for some Back Road Stompin’.
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Back Road Stompin' SPOOKTACULAR

Time & Location

Oct 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Polk County, Polk County, FL, USA

About the Event

** PLEASE READ FIRST **

* Dates, times and venue subject to change.

* This is NOT a JEEP only Event.

* In Consideration of being permitted to officiate, observe, work for, or for any purpose participate in any way in this Event, for himself, his personal representatives heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Florida Trail Stompers, the promoter, participants, promotional partners, advertisers, beneficiaries, owners, and lessees of the premises used to conduct this Event, and their volunteers, FTS Trail Team Members, herein referred to as “releases”, from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise while the undersigned is officiating in observing, working for, or for any purpose participating in the Event.

WHAT: Join FTS Back Road Stompin' Trail Bosses Cyndi and John Hoxie as we take you out for some Back Road Stompin’.

WHERE: Haines City to Frostproof – The Ridge Scenic Highway

WHEN: October 31st at 10am

EVENT INFO: At 10am meet at the ABC Liquor (they’re closed Sunday mornings ) - 701 U.S. Hwy 17-92 W, Haines City FL 33844. The ride will ends at the Frostbite Ice Cream – 801 N Scenic Highway, Frostproof FL 33843 (approximately 1:30pm)

The Ridge Scenic Highway located in Polk County, Florida, extends 38.7 miles along the Lake Wales Ridge, from its intersection with US 27 south of Frostproof to its intersection with US 17/92 in Haines City.

The scenic highway corridor travels through the historic communities of Haines City, Lake Hamilton, Dundee, Lake of the Hills, Lake Wales, the Village of Highland Park, Babson Park, Hillcrest Heights, and Frostproof.

The Good Roads movement that began around 1910 facilitated further economic growth in Polk County. Understanding the economic significance of regional transportation systems, residents of Polk County took an early interest in funding and constructing a reliable network of roadways. In June 1914, the Polk County Good Roads Association was organized. That same year, a $1,500,000 bond issue was passed that funded the construction of 217 miles of asphalt highways.

The Ridge Scenic Highway, locally known as Scenic Highway, was among the first regional roadways constructed in Polk County. In December 1917, the Scenic Highway was completed from Haines City to Lake Wales, extending as far south as Lake Easy. By May 1918, Scenic Highway had been completed from Haines City to Frostproof. While a vast improvement over existing dirt roads, the road was only nine-feet wide, a little wider than the track of a model T.

Residents of Polk County continued to work to improve safety and aesthetics along the Scenic Highway. In 1921, the Crooked Lake community passed a resolution requesting that clay shoulders be added to Scenic Highway, with cement shoulders on the hills. In 1923, the Associated Board of Trade of the Scenic Highlands, representing Davenport to DeSota City, advocated a bond issue to widen the ninefoot road to 16 feet. In June 1923 C.W. Lawrence, Max Waldron, and J.E. Hunt planted trees along the highway and bignonia vines on the fences along the Scenic Highway from Crooked Lake to Lake Moody. Scenic Highway was renamed State Road 8 in 1926. A beautification project was completed in 1932, planting oaks and 170 palms along State Road 8.

Prize for best costume & best decorated vehicle. Candy for kids of all ages.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TREAD LIGHTLY AND TAKE YOUR TRASH OUT. DON'T LITTER.

STOMP ON!!!

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