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FL: County to replace Okee-Tantie bandshell

(Feb. 12, 2018) -- The county recently signed a contract with Bass Pro to develop Okee-Tantie as a fishing resort. Because the contract is for the county to sell the campground to Bass Pro, the county must address items that were purchased for Okee-Tantie with grant funding from the state.

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Okeechobee County Commissioners addressed some issues involving the Okee-Tantie recreation area at their Feb. 6 meeting.

The county recently signed a contract with Bass Pro to develop Okee-Tantie as a fishing resort. Because the contract is for the county to sell the campground to Bass Pro, the county must address items that were purchased for Okee-Tantie with grant funding from the state.

Some items, such as picnic tables, have already been moved to other county parks. The band shell, built with a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will have to be dealt with. A major expense for the bandshell was pouring concrete for the base.

Read the full story from Okeechobee News.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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