Petition pushes for holiday tree in downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park

It’s beginning to look and sound like Christmas in Lakeland’s Munn Park. The park is the heart of downtown. Its holiday display brings it to life every winter, but Bernie Brandt noticed something was missing in the center of it. "There is so much opportunity to have stuff in that space that's not being used," Brandt said. The removal of a Confederate soldier monument in 2019 has left a vacant area in the middle of the park. Brandt believes a Christmas tree would be the perfect addition this time of year.