Saturday, June 24, 2017

Our Mayor Pam Triolo is taking a diplomatic mission to Finland! Lauren Bennett receives prestigious award!

UPDATE: If you plan on attending the “Sauna Bucket Award” ceremony tonight here are the details: Festivities begin at 7:00. Tickets are $5. Address: 908 Lehto Lane in suburban Lake Worth. Call the American Finnish Club at 561-965-9792.

City Press Release:

Lake Worth – City of Lake Worth Mayor and Leisure Services Asst. Director to receive prestigious “Sauna Bucket Award”.

On June 24, 2017 the City of Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo, along with Leisure Services Assistant Director, Lauren Bennett, will receive the prestigious “Sauna Bucket Award” from the president of the Midnight Sun Festival,* Tom Kuutti, for their continued friendship to the Finnish American community. The award ceremony will be held at the American Finnish Club Midsummer Bonfire.
     With 1,026 people claiming Finn descent in 2000, Lake Worth has the second largest Finnish diaspora as a percentage of total population in the world. The Midnight Sun Festival celebrates Lake Worth’s rich Finnish heritage. The event has been hosted annually since 1983 in the City of Lake Worth and has become famous for its “Wife Carrying Contest”.
     Mayor Triolo indicates that,

“This award is a reflection of the strong relationship the City of Lake Worth has with Finland. I am heading to our Finnish Sister City, Lappeenranta, and I plan to use this sauna bucket in a traditional sauna in Finland!”

To learn more about this news contact Mr. Ben Kerr, the City’s Communications Specialist at 561-586-1631; email:

The City of Lake Worth is located in the United States, in the southern warm State of Florida, in central Palm Beach County next to the Atlantic Ocean. The City is dynamic, multi-cultural, with an individualistic style. People are drawn to the City by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.

*To read the special report by Palm Beach Post reporter Michael Readling about the Midnight Sun Festival on March 3rd this year use this link.
†“Tervetuloa Floridaan! Taalla on paljon toimintaa. Suomalaisia klubeja on kaksi ja seurakuntiakin monta.”