A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce
“The Thankful heart
opens our eyes to a
multitude of blessings
- James E. Faust
In This Issue:
• Renewing Members
• Hidden Object answer
• Annual Calendar
• Mural Tidbits
• Thanksgiving Closure
• Thanksgiving Fun Facts
• Looking for Volunteers
November is here! We have already experienced a little bit of
cooler weather here in Lake Placid, and many of us are thankful
for that. Thanksgiving, for many is a hard time of year,
financially as well as emotionally. For some, the Thanksgiving
table will be missing a loved one. For others, there may not even
be enough money to afford a special meal with all of the
trimmings. These and many other reasons could be the cause of
this not being such a happy or thankful time of year. One thing
that you could do to help perk up an unhappy time is to find one
thing to be grateful for. Even something as simple as nice
weather, or taking some time to think about that the loved one
that has passed away and being thankful that they were such a
special part of your life. While it may not erase all of the
unhappiness, it may just help a little bit.
We at the Chamber would like to wish you all a very heartfelt
Happy Thanksgiving. We are very thankful for all of you.
The Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce is
organized as a voluntary
partnership of agribusiness,
professional people and
area residents working
together to provide
build a healthy economy,
and to sustain the quality
of life in the greater Lake
The Chamber office will be
November 25 th & 26 th
in observance of the
We will Reopen on Monday,
November 29 th at 9am.
• Keep Lake Placid
Call, visit, or email the
Chamber office for
information and pricing.
The Greater Lake
18 N. Oak Ave. Lake
Placid, FL 33852
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
• Edsco & Associates, Inc
• Eastside Christian Church
• Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation
• The Blueberry Patch, Inc
• Choices Family Resource Centers
• Better Living Community Center
• Edward Jones - Cody Higgins
• The Champion for Children Foundation
• Home & Office Essentials
Thank You for your continued support!
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 email@example.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.
The winner from the Octobert Newsletter’s
contest was Wendy Mielke. Be sure to look
for the symbol and email or call us to be
entered to win this months contest! Good
Don't Forget to
Look in this issue!
object was on Pg. 2
Hidden in the
Middle of the page.
Flying Highlands is the Mural Society’s newest mural! It is located
in the WaWa store vestibule in Lake Placid.
Perched above the door, the 4 foot high and 11 feet wide mural
captures so many of the icons that are a part of Lake Placid. From
the colorful caladiums, to the eye catching tower with palms and a
lake in between, Lake Placid is captured in beautiful splendor.
Flying across the canvas is also a great Canadian Goose. While
these geese may not be native to Lake Placid, this one is a symbol of
the WaWa goose, which represents teamwork in WaWa stores. It
was completed in September of 2021 by artist Keith Goodson, and
we could not be more proud of all of the collaboration and
teamwork that it took between the Mural Society, Mr. Goodson,
and WaWa to bring this gorgeous mural into the community. We
hope that you all enjoy it as much as we do.
* The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621.
* Every Thanksgiving, the current U.S. president pardons a turkey.
* Macy's has put on a parade every Thanksgiving since 1924.
* Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year.
* The foods eaten for Thanksgiving dinner haven't changed much since 1621.
* Americans eat over 280 million turkeys every Thanksgiving.
* Cranberries are native to North America.
* There is an official Thanksgiving postage stamp.
* The wishbone tradition is much older than Thanksgiving.
* Watching football is an integral part of most Thanksgiving celebrations.
Facts taken from: https://www.holidappy.com
Are you interested in Volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce or know someone who
might? We would love to have you! Volunteering consists of answering phones,
interacting with guests, and having FUN! We currently have just a few openings, and
would love the opportunity to talk with you about it!
Interested individuals should contact Jennifer or Nicole at 863-465-4331 or email us at
When times are tough, it can be really hard to find things to be thankful for. However,
according to an article on beliefnet.com, having a grateful mindset can have many benefits
such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and a lower likelihood of depression and
So even though things may seem not great at times, trying to find at least one thing to be
grateful for would be beneficial for you!
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Calendar of Annual Events
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
Winter Tails - Non profit pet adoption event at Stuart
January 22. Visit PawsitiveEffects.org or
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
Quarter Auction 10 am Lunch available for purchase.
Caladium Arta & Crafts Co-Operative, contact office@
Nicholas Sottile Golf Tournament: One of Lake
Placid’s oldest families sponsor this event to benefit
various children’s charities. VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com
- Early April
Independence Day: The Lake Placid Jaycees present an
exciting fireworks display over Lake June. Watch for the
date announcement at VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com
BARKTOBERFEST - Highlands County largest non
profit pet adoption event at Stuart Park.
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
Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival: Downtown
Sebring organized by Highlands Art League.
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
Annual Founders Day Celebration: Hosted by
Highway Park Neighborhood Council hpng.org
Garden Club: Holiday Home & Garden Tour lpgc.us
Christmas Parade: Second Saturday
World Famous Wild Game Dinner: Sponsored by
Lake Placid Noon Rotary. LPNR.com First Saturday
Holiday Home & Garden Tour: sponsored by the Lake
Placid Garden Club. First Saturday
Alan J. Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at
Archbold Biological Station Green Building Tours:
Held monthly archbold-station.org 863-465-2571
Circle Theatre of Sebring championforchildren.org/
Farmer’s Market: Every Saturday November-April at
Journal Plaza, 231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid 8:30 - 1:30.
Florida Flywheelers Village: floridaflywheelers.org/
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:
Wet Dogs Brewing: (863) 410-2010
Tropical Winery, LLC: (863) 812-6996
Dates and events are subject to
change without notice.