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A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

In This Issue:

• Renewing Members

• Hidden Object answer

• Annual Calendar

• Christmas Closure

• New Year Closure

December Highlights

• New Members

• Country Fair

• January Luncheon

VisitLakePlacidFL.com

Linus Speech on The True Meaning of Christmas

Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas

is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all

about. Lights please?

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the

field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel

of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone

round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said

unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy,

which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in

the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this

shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in

swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was

with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God,

and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace,

and good will toward men.” (Luke 2:9-14)

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.


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

December 24 th

in observance of

Christmas!

We will Reopen on Monday,

December 27 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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Please Welcome our

New Members

801 Business Center

Jovonni Shuler

801 US Hwy 27 N

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-458-2185

info@801businesscenter.com

www.801businesscenter.com

Kayla’s Kitchen

Kayla Smith

1719 Buck St

Lake Placid, FL. 33852

863-464-1557

insidekaylaskitchen@gmail.com

facebook.com/insidekaylaskitchen

Airport Transportation Services

Pete Richie

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-243-4329

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Renewing Members

*Bell Bank Mortgage

*Chapman & Morris Accounting PA

*Carlson Accounting

*Sapp Environmental Services, Inc

*Sevigny & Associates Eye Care PA

*Central Security & Electronics, Inc

*Classic Caladiums, LLC

*Wauchula State Bank

*Lake & Land Realty of Highlands, Inc. - Jean Deuth

*Gatorama, Inc.

*Kimberly Sapp, P.A.

*Berkshire Hathaway - Jeanne Warner

*Advantage Realty #1 - Greg Karlson

*Alan Jay Automotive Network

*Bill Jarrett Ford

*Atlantic Industries Contractors, Inc

*Bates Sons & Daughters, Inc

*Residence inn Marriott

*Berkshire Hathaway - Carol Edwards

*Bill's Key and Lock Service

*BHHS Florida Properties Group

*Mason G Smoak Foundation

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

November’s Winner

The winner from the November Newsletter’s

contest was Cindy Ohman . 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!

November’s hidden

object was on Pg. 6

Hidden in the

magnifying glass.

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December Happenings

In December, we honored our volunteers with a banquet luncheon, we had a parade, a Christmas Mixer

and cheered as the US Sugar train came to town. These are a few of the pictures from those events.

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At Orchid Cove we put Family first.

Let our Family take care of yours.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule your tour.

(863) 465-7200

125 Tomoka Blvd S, Lake Placid, FL 33852.

www.orchidcovehg.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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And

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*Copy/Print Service

*Fax Service

*Laminating

*Notary

*We Pack & Ship

*Mail Box Rental

*Packing Supplies

*Shredding

204 S Main Avenue

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-465-1661 863-531-0081

Fax: 863 - 465 -1799

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Lake Placid Arts & Crafts

Country Fair

Art

February 5-6 2022

9 am-4 PM

Devane Park

Crafts

Food

FREE

Admission

* Student & adult arts & Crafts exhibits

* Demonstrations by Local artists

& Crafters

* Children’s Activity Center

Proudly sponsored by:

The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

information@lpfla.com * 863-465-4331

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New Convenient Location

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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

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Unique Arts & Cras Shop

Original, handcrafted art and crafts

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Or Room in your house!

Get updates about programs,

services, energy tips, outages

and more

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GLADESELECTRICCOOPERATIVE

863.946.6200

GladesElectric.com

Office locations:

214 Hwy 70 West, Lake Placid

26733 Hwy 27, Moore Haven

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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You’re Invited

To the

January Luncheon

January 12 th , 2022

Genesis Center

218 E. Belleview St.

Lake Placid

Doors open at 11:30, Lunch served at Noon

RSVP by purchasing your ticket by January 7 th at Noon.

Tickets $15 Each

Call 863-465-4331 or stop by the Chamber

Menu to Follow

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The Chamber office will be Closed

on Friday, December 31 st in

observance of New Years Eve.

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

Joyce Olsteen

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.

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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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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