Lakeland resident Brenden Knigge spent Christmas in Olney, Illinois. While a lot of us traveled for the holiday’s Knigge made his trip thanks to his stepmother winning a “Home for the Holidays” contest in the small Northern town approximetely 930 miles from Lakeland.
The local paper, appropriately titled The Olney Daily Mail, featured a second article on Knigge’s trip:
Knigge said he enjoyed his time in Olney and noted the differences between here and Lakeland, which is near Tampa Bay.
“It’s much more laid back here,” he said. “It’s nice and calm.”
Actually, I’d have to agree with Knigge. I once had my car repaired in Olney. It’s a very laid-back place.