Founders Day Scavenger Hunt

June 1st, 2024 @ 08:00am

City Event

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Embark on an exciting journey through the heart of Lake Worth Beach! Discover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and vibrant spots in our city in the most thrilling way possible - through a Scavenger Hunt!

How to Participate:

  • Explore the designated locations on our list.

  • Snap photos or videos at each spot to capture your adventure.

  • Share your discoveries on social media! Tag us on Instagram @lakeworthbeachpbe so we can follow your journey.

Adventurers who uncover the most locations and capture the most captivating images stand a chance at an incredible prize basket!

JUNE 1 TO JUNE 9

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On June 14, 1913 the City of Lake Worth, Florida was incorporated.

Platted in 1912, as the town of Lucerne, the name was changed to Lake Worth because there was another city in Florida named Lucerne. The City had erected a post office and a school which both opened in 1912. The Lake Worth Herald, Lake Worth’s oldest business, printed its first issue in 1912 as the Lucerne Herald.  

The City was called Lake Worth because the main portion of the City is situated along a wide stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway known as Lake Worth. Lake Worth had been named after Major General William Jenkins Worth, the youngest commandant of West Point who was active in the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars, and the Mexican War.

In 1913, the City had 308 permanent residents with 77 completed buildings and 48 more under construction. By 1913 they formed a Chamber of Commerce and a Woman’s Club.

In 1914, the electricity was turned on in Lake Worth. Residents prior to this event are considered the Town’s pioneers. Lake Worth still maintains its municipal power plant today.

Located in central Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is cooled by the easterly tropical prevailing Trade Winds and warmed by the Gulf Stream. At Lake Worth, the Gulf Stream comes closer to the shore than any other point in the United States. This is the source of Lake Worth’s motto, “Where the Tropics Begin.”

The residents voted to change the City’s name to Lake Worth Beach in 2019.

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