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January

2021

A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

In This Issue:

• New Members

• Renewing Members

• Hidden Object answer

• Year end snopshot

• Member Spotlight

• Volunteer Showcase

• Ragin’ Cajun Save the

date

• Where’s Pierre Contest

• Mural Tidbits

• Annual Calendar

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! This year is off to a great start at the

Chamber. We have a lot of things in the making that will be

entertaining for our community. In February, we are slated to

have our annual Ragin’ Cajun Date Night, held at the Barn at

Paso Fino. We have a Comedy night scheduled for March and

our Annual Caladium Festival and Car Show is set for the

weekend of July 23 rd - 25th!

With 2020 in our rear view mirror, we are determined to make

2021 better than ever! We are looking forward to a year full of

good health, hope, prosperity, and most of all LOVE. Love for

our fellow man, for our little town, and for our Country.

So, let’s jump in to this new year with an attitude of gratitude

and a happy heart. Let’s be of service to each other when we

can, and let others know if we need help. After all, being able

to lean on each other is part of what sets living in a small

community apart. And Lake Placid, is one of the very best!

VisitLakePlacidFL.com


Welcome

To Our New Members

Mission

Statement

The Greater Lake Placid

Chamber of Commerce is

organized as a voluntary

partnership of agribusiness,

business,

professional people and

area residents working

together to provide

community awareness,

build a healthy economy,

and to sustain the quality of

life in the greater Lake

Placid area.

Advertising &

Promotion

Opportunities

Newsletter

Advertising

• Website

Advertising

• Sponsorships

(Mixers,

Luncheons)

• Keep Lake Placid

Beautiful Islands

Call, visit, or email the

Chamber office for

information and pricing.

Did you know that your membership includes

referrals from the Chamber when visitors

pass through or call? Please make sure that

we have your latest brochures and business

cards to display in our office. Your business’s

success is our business!

The Greater Lake

Placid Chamber

of Commerce

18 N. Oak Ave. Lake

Placid, FL 33852

863.465.4331

information@lpfla.com

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Renewing Members

Eastside Christian Church

Sevigny & Associates Eye Care PA

Colley Financial Services

Catfish Camp Vacation Rentals

American Legion Placid Post 25, Inc

Archbold Biological Station

Advantage Realty- Karlson

Bill Jarrett Ford

Brantley Construction, Inc.

Bates Sons & Daughters, Inc

Berkshire Hathaway - Carol Edwards

Jon & Sharon Draper

Lakeshore Resort

Reynolds Farms

Reliable Insurance Agency

Marlene Barger

AEROMED -Tampa General Hospital

Lake Placid Holding Co. Placid Utilities

BHHS Florida Properties Group

Alpha Natural Food Company

Karlson Law Group PA

Sunshine Family Dentistry

Memorial United Methodist Church

Legacy Estate Homes

Tropical Harbor Estates

Citrus Animal Clinic

Swaine & Harris & Wohl PA

Sunshine Staffing

Lake Placid Eye Clinic

Jahna Concrete Inc.

Central Contractors

Highlands County Habitat For Humanity

Highlands County Citrus

Lisa Sherman CPA PA

Hendry Caladiums, Inc

Ridge Area Arc, Inc

Russell Realty, Inc

Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, Inc

Highlands Little Theatre, Inc

Classic Caladiums, LLC

Highlands County School District

Lake Placid High School

Henderson Fish Camp

Lake Placid Art League

Atlantic Industries Contractors, Inc

Rider & Thompson PA

Alan Jay Automotive

Trails End Fishing Resort

Golden Corral Family Steak House and the

Tharp Family

Dee Dee Stidham

Bobby & Phyllis Scarborough

Brantley Properties, Inc

First Insurance of Lake Placid, Inc

Burke Marine Construction

Lake Placid Morning Rotary Club

Trinity Lutheran Church

Champion for Children Foundation of

Highlands County

Thank you for your continued Support!

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Find the Hidden Object Competition

Every month we will hide a symbol of a WiFi connection. Which symbolizes the connection between the

Chamber and it’s members. Look for the hidden symbol throughout the newsletter each month and when you

find it, send us an email at information@lpfla.com and tell us where it is (Page and general vicinity on the

page.) If correct, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to one of our member businesses. Prizes

will vary from month to month.

Entry emails must contain the edition of newsletter that the symbol was found in (Month) and the finders name

along with the best way to contact that person. Drawings will be held on the last Monday of every month.

Good Luck!

December Winner

The winner from the December Newsletter’s

contest was Gayle Samperi. She won a $15

gift certificate from The Perry Company

Boutique.

Be sure to look for the symbol and email or

call us to be entered to win this months

contest! Good Luck!

Hidden Symbol

December’s hidden

object was on Pg. 5,

The Joy of Giving

Campaign. Hidden at

the bottom right near a

blue ornament.

December’s Winner, Gayle Samperi with Jennifer Bush

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Thank you to our community

for the outpouring of support!

Because of YOU, our Joy of

Giving Campaign was a huge

success! Your contributions

brightened the lives and rooms

of 123 residents at Orchid Cove

at Lake Placid (formerly, Lake

Placid Healthcare & Rehab).

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Logos

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Letterhead

Brochures

Mailers

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Badcock Furniture & More of Lake Placid

This month’s member spotlight is on Badcock & More of Lake Placid. Owned by Darryl

Gibbs, this store has been in it’s current location in Lake Placid for 18 years. Today, the

store is managed by fourth generation proprietor, Morgan Gibbs.

Located at 594 US 27 North in Lake Placid, this well laid out store has a beautiful

assortment of furniture with styles to suite any taste. You can also purchase a full array of

kitchen and laundry appliances and home décor.

Badcock & More of Lake Placid is locally owned and operated. While there are other

Badcock & More locations, each one is independently owned and not necessarily affiliated

with each other.

When asked how Covid-19 has affected the business, Miss Gibbs stated that receiving

inventory has been impacted and that it can be a little more difficult to get in a timely

manner. To combat this, they have been selling floor stock to customers who do not want

to wait for stock to arrive. When the pandemic first caused the closure of many area

businesses, Badcock & More remained an essential business and used that time to remodel

their store. In doing so, they helped local businesses by utilizing their services and

products.

When you need furniture, appliances, or home décor, stop in and see Morgan at Badcock &

More & Let them know that the Chamber sent you. You can utilize their no interest

financing and come away with beautiful furniture that is backed by a local company that

has been a part of Lake Placid for many years and will be for many more.

Darryl Gibbs, Carla Gibbs, Morgan Gibbs, & Donald Gibbs.

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Your Neighborhood Provider is in a

New Convenient Location

Mary E. Josefyk, DNP, APRN

Family Medicine

Welcoming New Patients

To schedule an appointment, call or visit us online:

863-402-3429

AHMGHeartland.com

2950 Alt. US Highway 27 S.,Suite B

Sebring, FL 33870

Prompt Care at South Sebring

Caladium Arts & Cras Co-op

Unique Arts & Cras Shop

Original, handcrafted art and crafts

For any person in your life...

Or Room in your house!

Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Closed Sun. & Mon.

132 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL

863-699-5940

www.caladiumarts.org

Facebook.com/CaladiumArtsCras

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MURAL TIDBITS

Anytime the American Flag is displayed,

it’s a great thing of beauty. This month’s

mural tidbit features the mural titled God

Bless America. This gorgeous mural is

located at the corner of West Interlake

Boulevard and Tangerine Drive. The

artist was Mr. Terry Smith who completed

the mural in January of 2002.

for our fellow man, and our nation. This

mural is a reflection of that.

Hidden in this mural is the American

Flag, and 911. So be sure to look for

them when you visit the mural. ‡

This mural is 21 feet wide and 9 feet high,

and was sponsored by Dom and Janice

DiStefano.

After the horrible events of 9/11, the little

town of Lake Placid, rich in veterans of

earlier wars, joined together with the rest

of our sovereign nation to not only

mourn, but to vow to never forget. This

mural reminds us that our little town is

made up of many different people from all

parts of our great nation and beyond.

From the Mountains, to the valley’s , to

the ocean shores both east and west, we

are a diverse little community full of love

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VolunteerShowcase

This months Volunteer Spotlight is

shining on Ms Mary Hogan.

Mary is part of our Wednesday

morning crew. She is Cheerful and

helpful and just a joy to be around.

She came to Florida via Virginia,

and we are so happy that she did.

We look forward to many more

years of her smiling face

volunteering with us.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President of the Board

Vicki Spires

MidFlorida Credit Union

1 st Vice President

Donald Clarke

Clarke Pest Control

Clarke Self Storage

2 nd Vice President

Bill Brantley

Brantley Construction

Secretary

Kim Miller

Clarke Pest Control

Treasurer

Curtis Slade III

First Insurance of Lake

Placid

Past President

Jessica Hart-Howard

Heartland Property Doctors,

LLC

DIRECTORS

Tiffany Bender

Mary Birge

Jean Deuth

John Varady

Gilbert Randall

Katie Wilson

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director

Jennifer Bush

Administrative Assistant

Nicole Shrout

CHAMBER EMISSARIES

Mary Birge

CenterState Bank

Jean Deuth

Lake and Land Realty

of Highlands

Vicki Spires

MidFlorida Credit Union

VALUED VOLUNTEERS

Elaine Adelmann

Patti Boone

Grace Butcher

Maryel Clare

Marion Cole

Phyllis Coon

Sharon Draper

Lil Eurich

Maxine Fidler

Lee Flocke

Patti Gale

Wanda Hatfield

Donna Heringa

Mary Hogan

Cheryl Mysliwy

Peg Murray

Mary Nell Naumann

Alice Oldford

Carolyn Pappalardo

Carole Peterson

Sandy Rossborough

Linda Sexsmith

Rosalie Sullivan

Ann Bowers

Mary Turner

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Thank you

to our Gold, Silver, &

Bronze members for their

Continued Support!

Lisa Sherman, C.P.A., P.A.

Certified Public Accountant

Dedicated to providing our

clients with professional,

personalized service.

First Insurance

Of Lake Placid, Inc.

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Accredited Advisor in Insurance

111 Park Avenue East

Lake Placid, FL 33852-6362

863.465.2835

Fax 863.465.3323

255 E. I B.

L P, FL 33852

863-465-7000

firstins@embarqmail.com

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Welcome

2021

2020 Recap

The Covid Year

Over

3,600

Facebook

Followers

24K

Website

Hits

4

Ribbon

Cuttings

Events

Country Fair

Closed

Due to Covid

March 31st

Through

June 8th

4545

Chamber

Visitors

22

New

Members

334

Members

Christmas

Mixer

3

Monthly

Luncheons

1825

Calls

Christmas Parade

Wet Dogs Mixer

Ragin’ Cajun

Date Night

Our Mission Statement:

The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of

Commerce is organized as a voluntary

partnership of agri-business, business,

professional people and area residents

working together to provide community

awareness, build a healthy economy, and

to sustain the quality of life in the greater

Lake Placid area.

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Where’s Pierre?

Pierre is having the time of his life hanging out at area businesses. It’s

your mission to find him. We will place him at member businesses

and then give hints on our Facebook page. When you find him, stop in

and take a picture with him and email it to the Chamber at

information@lpfla.com or post it on our Facebook page to be entered

into a drawing for a free ticket to the Ragin’ Cajun Date night! One

entry per business location, but you may enter each time you get a

picture with him at different businesses. Good Luck!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS HIGHLANDS COUNTY

January 2021

For further information, please contact the following Chambers of

Commerce:

Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com (863) 465-4331

Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, www.theapcc.net (863) 453-3350

Sebring Chamber of Commerce, www.sebring.org (863) 385-8448

January -

Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-op, Learn Colored Pencil techniques – Jan. 13 th 12pm-4pm. $28 fee due at

time of registration. Call 863-699-5940 for more information.

February –

Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, Monthly Luncheon, February 10 th Noon. Monthly Luncheons are

for Chamber members only. Cost is $12 per person

Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, Rajin’ Cajun Date Night – February 13 th 6-10pm at the Barn at Paso

Fino. $50 per ticket. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information 863-465-4331.

Ridge Area Arc- Valentines Day Paint Party – February 14 th 3-5PM at Secret Gardens Winery and

Farm. $30 per person. Call 863-452-1295 for information.

ON-GOING: .

*Archbold Biological Station, 123 Main Drive, Venus (863) 465-2571 – located about 8 miles south of Lake

Placid. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of SR 70 on Old SR 8 (CR17) Due to the threat of COVID-19, Archbold

is closed to the public. However, we are pleased to present virtual events! Visit the website at

www.archbold-station.org. For more info, call 465-2571, Ext 221.

*Barktoberfest – Cancelled

*Brighton Seminole Casino located 17735 Reservation Road, Okeechobee, located between SR 78 and SR 70 on

Hwy 721, west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. 863-467-9998 or visit

www.seminolebrightoncasino.com.

*30th Annual Caladium Festival – July 23, 24 and 25 2021 at Stuart Park, Lake Placid. Arts & crafts, Music in

the Park, Bus tours, Wine Tasting and plenty of food. Visit www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com for more details

*24 th Annual Caladium Car & Bike Show – July 24 th 2021 Devan Park, Lake Placid. Visit

www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com for more details

*Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-op, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Displays and sales of arts & crafts by local

artists &

artisans. Many classes are offered at the Co-op. Call 699-5940 or visit www.caladiumarts.org – November thru April

open Monday thru Saturday 10am – 4pm. May thru October open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am –4pm.

*Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland – Open every day from Sunrise to Sunset. Circle B is

home to miles of nature trails and the Polk’s Nature Discovery Center which is open Tuesday thru Saturday from

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12-4

p.m. This 1,267 acres wilderness area boasts large numbers of wildlife, and attracts visitors of all ages from all over

the country.

Free admission. 863-668-4673

*Circle Theater of Sebring – For info and events, call 382-1029 or visit www.circletheaterofsebring.org

*Genesis Center – visit www.sunevents.com for calendar of events

*Florida Flywheelers Village: Cancelled through February 2021.

*AdventHealth Wellness Center - 24 Hour Fitness Center, 140 Health Way, Lake Placid – Call 699-1200 for

info.

*Highlands Art League, 1989 Lakeview Drive, Sebring (863) 385-6682 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org to

see many types of art classes available! Local artists teaching Adult and Children classes.

*Highlands Museum of the Arts (Highlands MOTA), 351 West Center Ave. (behind Sebring Public Library),

Sebring, FL. For info and schedule, call 863-385-5312 or 863-385-6682 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org

*Highlands Little Theater, 356 West Center Ave., Sebring - Box Office 382-2525 – Call for current show playing.

*Lake Maps for Anglers - Go to main website: www.HighlandsBassAngler.com then go to Florida Lakes

Maps.com for total of 46 Highlands County contour lake maps.

*Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers – For membership info or event dates, call Jim or Pat Mancuso 863-659-4442

or email at jimandpatatlp@gmail.com.

Movies: For Movie times, call AMC Lakeshore 8 (Lakeshore Mall in Sebring) 863-471-0956; or B&B Sebring

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Fairmount Square Cinema 6 at 863-385-9980.

*Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at South Florida State College – Various shows -

http://performances.southflorida.edu or please call 863-784-7178 for tickets and more information on upcoming

events.

*Shuffleboard – Lake Placid – Shuffleboard courts located in Stuart Park on Interlake Blvd. For info, call Town of

Lake Placid office 699-3747.

*Square Dancing – Lake Placid, call Colleen 863-465-1737

*South Florida State College Lake Placid Center offers exercise and dance classes. For a detailed schedule, call

465-3003.

*Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club – Various summer golf & social events – 5223 Sun ‘n Lake Blvd., Sebring – 385-4830.

www.sunlakegolfclub.com

*Edward Jones Market talk with Cody and Brittany. A virtual market update, every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m..

This is a Zoom event, so you will have to have and run Zoom to attend. Please call 863-699-0654 or 863-314-6108

for details.

For other events, regular scheduled support group meetings & more…..

*Visit www.FloridaFreshwaterFrontier.com (great information for events in and out of our

Highlands County!)

Visit www.CoffeeNewsFLA.com

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JANUARY

11 th Annual Tea: Tickets $25.00 plus tax. 1pm Caladium

Arts & Crafts Co-Operative. Contact office@caladiumarts.

org for more information. 01/19/2020

FEBRUARY

John Lietz Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament:

Contact Barbara Isaacs 863-557-6133. At Tropical Harbor

Estates, Lake Placid 02/01/2020

Highlands County Fair: Rides, animals, entertainment

and other fair activities at the Highlands County Fair

Grounds in Sebring. HCFair.net Mid February

Lake Placid Country Fair: Artists, craftsmen, vendors

and entertainers gather for two days of fun, food and

entertainment. 863-465-3963 - lakeplacidcountryfair@

gmail.com - First full weekend in February

Highway Park Rising Gala – “Paradise Found”

Saturday 6 pm at Seven Hotel & Conference Center. More

information contact 863-840-2995 02/15/2020

MARCH

Quarter Auction 10 am Lunch available for purchase.

Caladium Arta & Crafts Co-Operative, contact office@

caladiumarts.org 03/14/2020

APRIL

Nicholas Sottile Golf Tournament: One of Lake

Placid’s oldest families sponsor this event to benefit

various children’s charities. VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com

- Early April

J ULY

Independence Day: The Lake Placid Jaycees present an

exciting fireworks display over Lake June. Watch for the

date announcement at VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com

OCTOBER

Mason G. Smoak Foundation 5k Race & Fun Day:

For more information visit MasonGSmoakFoundation.org

CHECK FOR A NEW DATE

DECEMBER

Christmas Parade: Second Saturday

VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com

World Famous Wild Game Dinner: Sponsored by

Lake Placid Noon Rotary. LPNR.com First Saturday

ON-GOING EVENTS

Alan J. Wildstein Center for thePerforming Arts at

SFSC: performances.southflorida.edu PERFORMANCES

CANCELLED UNTIL 1/21

Archbold Biological Station Green Building Tours:

Held monthly archbold-station.org 863-465-2571

Circle Theatre of Sebring championforchildren.org/

portfolio-item/circletheatre 863-382-1029

Farmer’s Market: Every Saturday November-April at

Journal Plaza, 231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid 8:30 - 1:30.

863-273-4030

Florida Flywheelers Village: floridaflywheelers.org/

events.html EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL 1/21

Genesis Center: sunevents.com

Henscratch Farms: henscratchfarms.com

Highlands Hammock State Park: FloridaStateParks.org

Highlands Lakeside Theatre: (863) 382-2525

LP Mural Gallery: located in the Chamber of Commerce,

18 N. Oak Ave. View all mural renderings, view short

informational film, mural tour books - $4.00

Sugar Sand Distillery: SugarSandDistillery.com

Secret Gardens Winery & Farms:

SecretGardensWinery.com

Wet Dogs Brewing: (863) 410-2010

Dates and events are subject to

change without notice.

NOVEMBER

Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival: Downtown

Sebring organized by Highlands Art League.

HighlandsArtLeague.org

12 Hours of Sebring International Races: Drivers

and cars gather to race, culminating in the internationally

recognized 12 hour endurance race at Sebring International

Raceway. SebringRaceway.com 11/14/20

NEW DATE 2020 ONLY

Annual Founders Day Celebration: Hosted by

Highway Park Neighborhood Council hpng.org

Garden Club: Holiday Home & Garden Tour lpgc.us

VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com

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