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A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

Be Thankful

“The Thankful heart

opens our eyes to a

multitude of blessings

that continually

surround us.”

- James E. Faust

In This Issue:

• Renewing Members

• Hidden Object answer

• Annual Calendar

• Mural Tidbits

• Thanksgiving Closure

• Thanksgiving Fun Facts

• Grateful?

• Looking for Volunteers

VisitLakePlacidFL.com

Happy Thanksgiving

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.


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.

The Chamber office will be


November 25 th & 26 th

in observance of the

Thanksgiving Holiday!

We will Reopen on Monday,

November 29 th at 9am.

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

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!

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• 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!

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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

October’s Winner

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

Luck!

Don't Forget to

Look in this issue!

October’s hidden

object was on Pg. 2

Hidden in the

Middle of the page.

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Mural Tidbits

Flying Highlands

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.

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FUNFACTSABOUT

* 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

information@lpfla.com.

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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

illnesses.

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!

Read the article here:

https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-ways-to-remind-yourself-to-be-grateful-every-day.

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Lake Placid Annual Christmas Parade:

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Proudly Sponsored by:

Saturday, December 11 th

7:00 PM

Parade entry applications can be

picked up at the Chamber office,

or found online at

www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com

Deadline for entry is December 3 rd

at 2 pm

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President of the Board

Donald Clarke

Clarke Pest Control

Clarke Self Storage

Vice President

Bill Brantley

Brantley Construction

Secretary

Kim Miller

Clarke Pest Control

Treasurer

Curtis Slade III

First Insurance of Lake

Placid

Past President

Vicki Spires

MidFlorida Credit Union

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

Patti Boone

Grace Butcher

Maryel Clare

Lil Eurich

Maxine Fidler

Patti Gale

Wanda Hatfield

Mary Hogan

Cheryl Mysliwy

Mary Nell Naumann

Alice Oldford

Carole Petersen

Sandy Rossborough

Linda Sexsmith

Ann Bowers

Mary Turner

Bettie Zima

For Volunteer

opportunities contact the

Chamber office.

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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.

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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

Winter Tails - Non profit pet adoption event at Stuart

Park.

January 22. Visit PawsitiveEffects.org or

call 863-441-0351

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.

CANCELLED 2021

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

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

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

Holiday Home & Garden Tour: sponsored by the Lake

Placid Garden Club. 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

Tropical Winery, LLC: (863) 812-6996

Dates and events are subject to

change without notice.

10-13-21

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