The "City of Progress" was honored recently for its library, recycling outreach and rail system in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay awards.
The Largo Public Library bested the Jan Platt Regional Library in Tampa and the St. Petersburg Main Library for “Best Local Public Library.”
Marissa Segundo, the city’s recycling coordinator, was named “Best Queen of Green” for her efforts to increase recycling throughout the city.
“Segundo is a telegenic, PR-savvy champion of the three R’s (Recycle, Reduce, Reuse) who has done particularly well in getting buy-in for Largo’s recycling program from the community,” according to Creative Loafing.
The Largo Central Railroad won “Best ‘High-Speed’ Rail.”
The trains, replicas of CSX, Amtrak and others, run along the 1.2 mile track the first weekend each month.
“Despite the repeated derailment of both light and high-speed rail in the Tampa Bay area, the city of Largo is leading the way with the best damn railroad in West Central Florida,” according to Creative Loafing.