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Why do they call it that? Largo LIVE on the road!

Why do they call it that? Largo LIVE on the road!

A disappearing lake, a violin, and a bad Spanish translation -- all three may have helped give Largo its name.  

We took The Morning Show LIVE to Ulmer Park in Downtown Largo on Wednesday, November 3rd!

An excited crowd of folks came to show their spirit for their city. Check out the videos to the right of this article to catch some of our favorite moments from "Why do they call it that?" Live! in Largo.

Thank you to the City of Largo and several businesses in Largo's Old Northwest neighborhood and other areas for their support!

Why do they call it Largo?

This city in central Pinellas County was named for Lake Largo.

But, umm, look around. There's no Lake Largo here.

Are you confused yet? Well, confused is how you might describe the guy who named Lake Largo in the first place.

Why do they call it that? Kenneth City

Why do they call it that? Kenneth City

The "Kenneth" behind Kenneth City: he really exists, he's still around, and we found him!

Why do they call it Kenneth City?

When this tiny Pinellas County town was officially chartered in 1957, developer Sidney Colen took the town's entire population -- more than 450 people -- out to dinner.

At the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Sidney's son Kenneth helped take the wraps off plans for a new community hall.

East Lake firemen take to the streets for charity

EAST LAKE - Firefighters in East Lake will be hitting the streets on December 3 and 10 in hopes of collecting money for charity at local intersections. All funds collected in the "MDA BootDrive," as it is commonly called, will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy research.

East Lake's finest will be out in two shifts: 8:30am - 10:30am, and again from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. They are hoping to reach their goal of collecting more than $7,400, which was last year's total.

For those not able to help fill the boots roadside, donations will also be accepted at East Lake Fire Station #57, located at 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor, FL, 34685.

Florida Botantical Gardens lights up for the holidays

Florida Botantical Gardens lights up for the holidays

Largo, FL -- Florida Botanical Gardens' holiday light show is just a little brighter this season.

The event is celebrating its 10th year.

Photo Gallery: Lights in the Florida Botanical Gardens

Nearly 500,000 eco-friendly holiday lights will twinkle every evening from now until January 2.

Admission for children under 12 is free and a donation of $2 is suggested for adults.

Organizers say it's worth it -- donations from last year's event made this year's show possible.

An extreme holiday house lights up St. Pete

An extreme holiday house lights up St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida -- This weekend, you're probably getting ready for the holiday, whether it's shopping or decorating the house.

A St. Petersburg man takes his holiday display pretty seriously -- we're talking more than 600,000 lights!

Photo Gallery: St. Petersburg Holiday House

Ted Kresge, 70, has been decorating for the past 34 years. He keeps 10 trailer loads of stuff in storage each year for the growing half-acre display.

The display, which will stay up through January 3, costs about $5,000 a month for the electricity.

If you want to check it out:

2719 Oakdale St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Website:
www.christmasdisplay.org http://www.christmasdisplay.org