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A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

In This Issue:

• New Members

• Renewing Members

• Hidden Object answer

• Volunteer Showcase

• Orchid Cove Ribbon

Cutting Ceremony

• Annual Calendar

VisitLakePlacidFL.com

Sweet summer time is here!

Summertime means a lot of different things to

different people but for Lake Placid, blooming

caladiums are one of the highlights of summer!

We are excited to be putting the final touches on

the Caladium Festival which will take place

July 23rd thru the 25th.

Join us for the car show, delicious food, crafts

exhibitors, bus tours, and the star of the show -

caladium bulbs and plants for sale. We have

something for everyone!

While we missed having last year’s event, it just

makes this one seem that much sweeter. We hope

that you can all come out and enjoy the fun.

See you there!


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.

The Greater Lake

Placid Chamber

of Commerce

18 N. Oak Ave. Lake

Placid, FL 33852

863.465.4331

information@lpfla.com

Nielander Law Firm

Bill Nielander

172 Interlake Ave.

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-465-8181

wjn@nielander.com

www.nielander.com

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!

Lake June Pontoons

Kristen Smoyer

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-464-0236

lakejunepontoons@gmail.com

www.lakejunepontoons.com

Welcome our New Gold Sponsor:

Seth M. Alper P.A.

281 E. Interlake Blvd.

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-531-3764

salperlaw@gmail.com

www.sethalperlaw.com

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*Leisure Lakes Home Owners Civic Association, Inc

*Burger King

*Nunn Better Health & Wellness

*Lake Placid Church of Christ

*Thomas Bush Irrigation, Inc

*Heartland National Bank

*Current Electric

*Badcock & More of Lake Placid

*New Life Anglican Fellowship Church

*Roulette Designs & Art

*Bevis Construction

*Brantley Properties, Inc - Maggie Schreck

Renewing Silver Sponsor

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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 from 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!

Hidden Symbol

May’s Winner

The winner from the May Newsletter’s

contest was Norma Rizer . Be sure to look

for the symbol and email or call us to be

entered to win this months contest! Good

Luck!

Don't Forget to

Look in this issue!

May’s hidden object

was on Pg. 2 Hidden

in the flowers at the

bottom of the page.

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Orchid Cove Grand Opening Ceremony

Orchid Cove at Lake Placid had it’s Grand

Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony on May

18 th . It was wonderful to hear how this

company cares about not only the residents,

but about the community that they are a

part of as well. Please join us in giving them

a warm welcome to Lake Placid. We look

forward to many years of them being a great

asset to our community!

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Don’t forget!

Sunday, June 20 th is Father’s Day!

• Father’s day is the 4 th most popular card-sending

holiday in the U.S..

• Over 40 Countries around the world celebrate a

special day to honor dads.

• In 2017 there were 2 Million households led by a

single father. A 900% increase from the 1960’s.

• Americans are expected to spend over $15 billion

on Father’s Day gifts this year.

- Facts gathered from :

https://www.thedailymeal.com/holidays/fathers-day-fun-facts

A few fun facts about Father’s Day:

• Father’s Day is always the 3 rd Sunday in June.

• It was declared a Holiday by President Nixon in

1972.

Locally Owned, Community Minded

Four Convenient Locations

LAKE PLACID

600 Hwy 27 N

863.699.1300

SEBRING

320 US Hwy 27 N

863.386.1300

SEBRING SUN N LAKE N

5033 US Hwy 27 N

863.386.1322

AVON PARK

800 W Main St, Avon

863.453.6000

HeartlandNB.com

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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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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

SouthState 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 Petersen

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.

S H C S 1982

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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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Specializing in the Installaon and Service of

Access Control, Video Surveillance, and Intrusion

Detecon Systems

Seminole Tire Co. Of Lake Placid,Inc.

We offer complete product installaon, and ongoing

service is offered through our Infinity Service Protecon

Plans

(863) 592-0328 or (954) 797-6886

www.gnmhough.com

(Serving Central and South Florida)

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*Our technicians are trained and cerfied by top manufacturers

Lake Placid’s One-Stop

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863•465•5057

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*Mail Box Rental

*Packing Supplies

*Shredding

863-465-3352

www.centralsec.com

204 S Main Avenue

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-465-1661 863-531-0081

Fax: 863 - 465 -1799

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Calendar of Annual Events

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

July

Independence Day: The Lake Placid Jaycees present an

exciting fireworks display over Lake June. Watch for the

date announcement at VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com

October

BARKTOBERFEST - Highlands County largest non

profit pet adoption event at Stuart Park.

1st Saturday. Visit PawsitiveEffects.org or

call 863-441-0351

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

For more information visit MasonGSmoakFoundation.org

CHECK FOR A NEW DATE

November

Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival: Downtown

Sebring organized by Highlands Art League.

HighlandsArtLeague.org

Annual Founders Day Celebration: Hosted by

Highway Park Neighborhood Council hpng.org

Garden Club: Holiday Home & Garden Tour lpgc.us

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 the Performing Arts at

SFSC: performances.southflorida.edu

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

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.

VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com

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 3/20/21

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