L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter August 2022 Simply the Best! SKI SHOW + SUMMER FUN = CAMP LAKE ASHTON! 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 Lake Ashton is a 55 & Older Deed Restricted Community www.lakeashtoncdd.com

NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Sept. Issue Deadline: Aug.15 • Articles can be submitted on behalf of Lake Ashton clubs/ groups/organizations to promote lifestyle enhancing, opportunities, and must be approved by the group leader prior to publication • Email articles to: valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com • 150 word limit. Articles will be edited for length, clarity, and to ensure compliance with districts’ media policies • Include your club contact and phone number • The writing style is third person — avoid using I, me, my, we, our, or personal pronouns Photo Specifications: • All photos must be high-res digital images in “jpeg” format and submitted via email or CD/flash drive • Space will generally allow only one photo per article • The designer and printer will make the final determination as to the print quality of photographs for publication THE LAKE ASHTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT DOES NOT ENDORSE OR SUPPORT ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL CANDIDATE, PARTY, MEASURE OR ISSUE, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Clubhouse Office Manager: Sheila Moreland 863.324.5457 smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Operations Manager: Matt Fisher 863.956.6207 mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com HOA Office (LW) Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Matt Auen, Assistant Pro Eagle’s Nest Vicki Moore, Manager RV & Storage Center 863.325.0065 manager@lakeashtonhoa.org 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com mauen@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 vmoore@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 In case of emergency, dial 911 3 AUGUST 2022 Lake Ashton employees are at your service. We want your experiences in the Clubhouse, Golf Course and HFC to be as pleasant and memorable as possible! Do not hesitate to contact any of the below with comments, questions or concerns. Lake Ashton Clubhouse 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Phone: 863.324.5457 Fax: 863.324.5829 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Assistant: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: Mary Bosman mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com HFC Activities Office Manager: Krystle Funk 863.595.1562 kfunk@lakeashton2cdd.com Gate Houses & Security Officers: Thompson Nursery Rd. (LW): 863.324.7290 County Road 653 (WH): 863.318.0237

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss Monday Coffee with your friends and neighbors at 9 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Coffee & donuts are available for $2. AUGUST 1 Birthdays and Anniversaries Camp Lake Ashton Kick-Off Featured Speaker: TECO Energy Audit Information Featured Vendors: Melissa Kincaid with Edward Jones, Christine Graves Insurance AUGUST 8 Bite Me Monday (Donations such as old towels, toys, pet food and supplies for the Polk County Humane Society) Featured Speaker: City of Lake Wales Updates AUGUST 15 NO MONDAY COFFEE — BOARD MEETING Peanut Butter Monday - (monthly collection of nonperishable items for a local food bank) AUGUST 22 Blast from the Past with David Harrison Featured Speaker: All About Aging - Fall Sensors and More Home Safety Technology Featured Vendor: Matt Simpson with Edward Jones AUGUST 29 Featured Speaker: Visit Central Florida Featured Vendor: All About Aging IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 14 SAFETY 18 MOVIES 20 EVENTS 22 GOLF 26 CLUBS 30 MIND & BODY 34 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, August 15 at 9:30 am Clubhouse Ballroom LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, August 19 at 9 am Health & Fitness Center CIT Y COMMISSION MEETINGS LW: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6 pm, Commission Chambers, Municipal Administration Bldg., 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales WH: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm, John Fuller Auditorium in City Hall, 451 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven POLK COUNT Y BOCC MEETINGS 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9 am Board Room, 330 W. Church St., Bartow


HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBHOUSE: 6 am – 10 pm daily CLUBHOUSE OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday Photo ID Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am to 4 pm (or by appointment) HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm daily GUEST & RENTER REGISTRATION All guests and renters must be registered and have a Facilities Guest Pass to use Clubhouse and HFC Amenities. To register, residents must bring at least one adult guest to the Clubhouse or HFC Activities Desk, and renters must have a copy of their rental agreement. The Clubhouse Activities Desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and the HFC Activities Desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Guests cannot be pre registered by homeowners. RESIDENT FEEDBACK Your experiences in the Lake Ashton Community are meant to be as pleasant and memorable as possible. Please take a minute to let staff know how they are doing. There are drop off locations for feedback forms outside the Community Director's office in the both the Clubhouse and the HFC. NEXT MONTHLY MARKETS: August 10 & 24 from 8:30 to 11 am Clubhouse West Parking Lot BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11 am RED ROOSTER PRODUCE Clubhouse West Parking Lot August 3 & 10 from 8:30 to 11 am BOOKMOBILE August 10 & 24, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15), Clubhouse West Parking Lot FOOD TRUCKS In the Clubhouse West Parking Lot - stay tuned to media for additions or changes! August 1, 4 to 8 pm: One Stop August 2, 3 to 7 pm: Topsy’s Soul Food August 5, 3 to 7:30 pm - Topsy’s Soul Food August 8, 11 am to 3 pm: Top Dog August 11, 4 to 7:30 pm: Smokin’ Oak BBQ August 14, 11 to 3 pm: K&E Italian Kitchen August 14, 3 to 7 pm: Tallulah’s Table by the Sea August 16, 11 am to 3 pm: Topsy’s Soul Food August 17, 10:30 am to 3 pm: One Stop August 20, 1 to 5 pm: Smokin’ Oak BBQ August 22, 11 am to 3 pm: Topsy’s Soul Food August 25, 11 am to 3 pm: Topsy’s Soul Food August 25, 4 to 7:30 pm: Smokin’ Oak BBQ August 26, 10:30 am to 2 pm: One Stop August 28, 11 am to 3 pm: Tallulah’s Table by the Sea August 28, 3 to 7 pm: K&E Italian Kitchen August 31, 4 to 8 pm: Sikes BBQ NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL The next New Resident Social is September 14 at 2 pm in the Clubhouse. Sign up at either Activities Desk. Clubs and groups who want to set up a table, please email cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com to reserve a spot.


LACDD BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Robert (Bob) Plummer, Chairman Security, Operations and Staff 260-820-0389, rplummer@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Vice Chairman Clubhouse Facilities including Outdoor Amenities (Dog Park, Pool, Sports Courts) 863-875-9228 or 732-718-7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Lloyd Howison, Assistant Secretary Golf Cart Paths, Bridges and all Ponds 704-302-6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary Budget and Finance 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 2nd Monday, 10 am to noon in the Clubhouse Conference Room Debby Landgrebe, Assistant Secretary Reserve Study and HOA Liaison 863-268-8193, dlandgrebe@lakeashtoncdd.com LACDD NEWS By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director It is hard to believe half of the year is behind us. We hope residents have enjoyed all of the activities that occurred the first half of the year and just know the best is yet to come! This month staff has worked hard to plan what we think is the best Camp Lake Ashton to date. The Cypress Gardens water ski show returns, in addition to craft classes and lots of fun get togethers. All events and supplies are FREE thanks to our wonderful sponsors! See the back cover for more information. Supervisors are busy planning the budget for the next fiscal year and will meet on August 15 at 9:30 to finalize the budget for that year. At the July 18 Board meeting Supervisors received a Reserve Study analysis that outlined the pathway to where we are now in addition to the current inflation rate and other factors that have changed over the past year. This is a very important tool that Supervisors and staff use to plan for future repairs and/or replacement of various property within the District. Staff will be researching several items that make up this reserve study so that a final version can be used to move forward with future planning. Supervisors also reviewed the budget and received an updated version of the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy that will be discussed in depth at a Joint CDD Workshop that will be scheduled in August. More details will be released via email blast when confirmed. Staff gave an update on the Restaurant Focus Group. They are working hard to evaluate the results of the survey released on July 16 and will present a report of their recommendations of what to do moving forward at the August BOS meeting. This group has done an excellent job coming up with a well thought out plan of what they feel will be viable and supported by the majority of residents. Thank you to all participants for their dedication of time. Residents should now notice the addition of new ellipticals in the Fitness Center, a new projector in the Cinema, and a new Activities Office! Supervisors work very hard to ensure they are keeping up with equipment replacement and upgrades to the Clubhouse so residents always have a great experience when visiting the amenities. The Activities Office is an exciting project that has been years in the making. Residents will now have immediate access to Resident Services when they come through the main entrance to the Clubhouse. The Club Office is located to the left where residents can book rooms for activities, buy an entrance gate opener, and access clerical services. The Activities Office is on the right with walk-up openings to volunteers and staff ready to help sell tickets, register guests, issue Resident ID cards, and much more. Don't forget to thank the Activities Office volunteers when visiting; they are always willing to help everyone with a smile on their face. They have been patient throughout the transition from the desk in the Ballroom, to a not-so-short-term desk setup in the Foyer, and finally to their new space in the Activities Office. We appreciate all they do and want to thank them for everything. Thank you to Mary Ax, David Harrison, Barbara Harrison, Judy Morgan, Marcia Blasko, Cathy Boruschewitz, Valerie Fetcho, and Karen Nelson.

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LAIICDD NEWS By Mary Bosman, LAIICDD Community Director The summer heat of Florida is upon us, so there are many ways to enjoy your leisure time at the HFC inside the air conditioning. Billiards, the pool, Corn Hole, Basketball, Racquetball, walking inside the Community Center and Fitness Room, the Billiard-Pool Game, and the multitude of Wii Games are all available. There’s also reading and puzzles to put together in the Media Center. Some of these require setting up, so please call ahead Monday through Friday at 863-595-1562 to give staff time to check for room availability and to get your equipment set up. Notification no less than 30 minutes ahead of the time you wish to use the equipment will ensure you’ll be playing at the time you wish to do so. Questions are always welcomed about the games by calling the above number. Check the LA West Connection Newsletter for a thorough description of the games available. The final phase of the LED lighting project changeout is nearing completion. The lights are brighter, and costs are going down due to this yearlong effort. There are also other ways to save energy at the HFC. When you are done with your event in any of the hallway rooms, please adjust the wall thermostat back to the 74-75 degrees which is the standard. The Fitness Room, the Community Center, the Sports Court, and the Racquetball Courts have programmed thermostats that are enclosed in a clear case. If you are using one of those rooms and wish to have the temperature adjusted, staff will need to be notified well in advance of your event. The Fitness Room will always be kept at the recommended 70 degrees for fitness training. Again, call the number listed above to notify staff for the other rooms. Staff is not here on weekends, so please call Monday thru Friday from 8 AM until 4 PM. Closing the ice machine door and turning off the TV’s and lights when not in use will also help to conserve energy usage. We all need to be good stewards of energy consumption, right? LA II CDD B O ARD O F SU P ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O Jim Mecsics, Chairman - Public Safety, Security, Amenities and District Support, Public Works, Infrastructure, Wetland Resident Project Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 pm 863.875.4554, mecsicsj@msn.com The newly revised Joint Amenities Policy will be reviewed at an upcoming workshop for both CDD’s. Its new scheduling guidelines will be in place well before the next annual renewal of activity scheduling. As this is a joint policy, both the Clubhouse and the HFC will have the same scheduling guidelines. Residents will be informed of any changes via the various official media offered at Lake Ashton. Bob Zelazny, Vice Chairman - Golf Course, Pro Shop, Eagle’s Nest, Facilities and Field Operation, Transportation System (roads, bridges, paths, etc.) Office Hours: Mondays 1 to 3 pm 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Mary C. Clark, Assistant Secretary - Budget, Planning 252-503-7087, maryclark725@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary - Special Projects, Landscaping Area including Pet Play Parks Office Hours: Thursdays 9 to 10:30 am 352.250.9707,alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com

Road Construction on Berwick Drive and Ashton Club Drive will begin on August 15, weather permitting. Stay tuned to email blasts for more information regarding changes in traffic patterns or closures. PHOTO CONTEST There are many talented photographers at Lake Ashton, and we now want to now use some of the amazing pictures you are taking out there as artwork in the Clubhouse Foyer. And, of course, it’s a contest! Submit your best photo(s) signifying Lake Ashton living to valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com by August 31. Each resident can submit up to 3 photos for consideration. Please ensure your photos are high resolution and at least 300 dpi. Information regarding the next steps in judging will be published in the September 2022 newsletter. RESIDENT RECOGNITION The 2020-21 Rotarian of the Year, Laura Lease, presented the 2021-22 award to Fred Halde, who helped with a variety of club projects, including Camp Fearless, the 3V3 Soccer Tournament, Toys for Tots, Mardi Gras and most other club activities. A retired Presbyterian minister, Halde, also leads the club's opening prayers most weeks, tying the message to a relevant theme or the topic of that night's speaker. ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com click on the ‘BUILD YOUR OWN’ button to BUILD your own ONWARD! y ★★★ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES ★★★ Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT ● 863-439-5431 SALES AND SERVICE ● 863-439-5431 WE SERVICE ALL MAKES 2-Passenger Onward Lithium Club Car FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987 29630 U.S. Hwy. 27 ● Dundee, FL 33838 ● artsgolfcars@aol.com AUTHORIZED DEALER

Wildlife ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer The Snowy Egret is the small delicate white Egret found at Lake Ashton. In breeding plumage it takes on a sassy appearance with frazzled-looking plumes about its head giving it an angry demeanor. It is easily identified by the small size, black bill, black legs and those "golden slippers." In high breeding plumage the usually yellow lores (area in front of the bill) turn red and the feet orange. Found at any body of water at Lake Ashton year round it will often sit still at the edge of the water waiting for an unsuspecting small fish to swim by. Sometimes they forage actively in the shallow water walking or running about. They will also stir the bottom of the pond with their yellow feet to scare up prey like fish, insects and crustaceans into action. Like other birds in the heron family, they nest in colonies usually mixed in with other species. I ONCE CAUGHT A FISH THIS BIG! Dave Thrower is is pictured here with an 8lb 6oz bass caught and re l e a s e d o n Lake Ashton. If you’ve had some good luck on the bodies of water in Lake Ashton and want to share it with the community, email a photo of yourself with your catch to valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com to be featured in a future issue of the LA Times! 29630 U.S. Highway 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 artsgolfcars@aol.com • Sales and Service Family Owned & Operated Since 1987 NEW! 2022 E-Z-GO Liberty ✦ Same length as standard 4-passenger ✦ 2-Seats facing forward FULLY EQUIPPED! Lithium Battery 8 Year Warranty AUTHORIZED DEALER Call Art Hobson anytime: 863-439-5431 29630 U.S. Highway 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 artsgolfcars@aol.com • Sales and Service Family Owned & Operated Since 1987 ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. 2022 EV.2 ELITE $ 7,495 FINANCING AVAILABLE!

LA LOOKS LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By Debby Landgrebe Please welcome Steve Hogan to the HOA BOD as he fills in for the remaining term (exp. February ‘24) of Ken Rickey. Ken, thank you for your willingness to service Lake Ashton. In this day and age time often seems to be running away from us. Other times, it’s slower than molasses! This also applies to organizations. While it may seem that the HOA may not be moving forward, I can assure you, behind the scenes we are hard at work! Some of the projects we’ve been working on include; CC&Rs restatement, age verification updates, compliance issues, a transition to a management company, transferring banks, mailboxes, insurance updates, and the list goes on. Here’s some updates: • CC&Rs: We are getting closer to finalizing the restatement document and are preparing YouTube videos regarding this. We are closer to providing the document to our members along with proper voting data. PLEASE make sure we have your most updated contact information, mailing address/es, emails, and contact numbers. We want you to be in the loop. This information is important for voting proxies. We are scheduling a Special Members Meeting, including a CC&R phase 1 vote for November 13 at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom (mark your calendar). • Age verification: We are almost complete with compiling and digitizing the most recent past survey; just a few more items to validate. We do meet the Federal Standards for senior housing. IF you are a newer resident within the last 2-3 years OR we do not have a completed age verification form for everyone in your residence, contact the BOD to complete an age verification form. All members including renters need to adhere to the rules. • Mailboxes: Most of our mailboxes are as old as the community. A number of them are in need of replacement. Since earlier this year an outstanding group of residents have worked tirelessly to put together replacement options for new mailboxes. Thank you Bob Constantine, Alan Cropp, Mary Dornhecker, David Fix, Debby Landgrebe, Jackie Perez, Iris Realmuto, Linda Rodd, John Sawyer and Harriett Wild! Your dedication, honesty, and insight was invaluable. Great work! Because of their input we are close to having two vendors and a much better mailbox and post option. We need residents to help continue to keep Lake Ashton the beautiful gem that it is. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Currently needed are ARC reps, and Board of Directors Candidates. Please contact Directors for additional information. LA (LW) HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD) Contact Information Management Company: Don Asher Michellette Ramos: manager@lakeashtonhoa.org All Directors: directors@lakeashtonhoa.org To report a violation: include address, issue & photos, compliance@lakeashtonhoa.org President/Treasurer: BOB PROWANT president@lakeashtonhoa.org Secretary TOM HEVEL secretary1@lakeashtonhoa.org Secretary2 DAVID MULLER secretary2@lakeashtonhoa.org Secretary3 STEVE HOGAN secretary3@lakeashtonhoa.org


LA ( LW) ARC By Iris Realmuto, LW ARC Chair New ARC Submission Process for Lake Wales The ARC submission process is going completely online. Starting August 1, ARC Requests should be submitted at arc.lakeashtonhoa.org. The website will guide you through the process and help ensure that your paperwork is complete, and that the ARC review should go through smoothly. Go to arc.lakeashtonhoa.org and type in your email address. You will then be prompted to create a new account. An email fr om noreply@arctracker.email will be sent to you confirming the registration. Make sure to add this address to your contacts as this will be the email all ARC communication will come from. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be able to log in and enter an ARC Request (see top left). You will also be able to see all current ARC Requests from residents, request paint books, view the ARC Guidelines. Once you’ve created your ARC Request, you will be able to follow the status of your ARC Request and communicate with ARC Reps should any questions arise. If you need assistance, the HOA Office is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to noon or call Iris Realmuto at 603-759-3513. HOW GRASS CL IPPINGS AFFECT PONDS The majority of home owners use a lawn care contractor to maintain their lawns. During the hot summer months, contractors are in a hurry to beat the heat and use less awareness when mowing properties that border ponds. When grass clippings are introduced to a pond, they increase the nutrient levels making it more likely to cause algae to bloom. Please remind lawn care contractors to mow with the chute closed or in a direction to where the clippings are not blown into the pond. Contact Matt Fisher, Operations Manager, at mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com with any questions regarding aquatic maintenance in any ponds located in Lake Wales.

Brad Kirwan’s Lake Ashton Customers Discuss His Real Estate Work Best Home Selling Experience! Brad is knowledgeable and understands the entire process from a market and homeowner's perspective. He knows the market and advises accordingly. He does his homework ahead of time. He was with us all the way from listing to selling. He goes over and above to make the process very easy. The pictures of the house were very professional and portrayed our house beautifully on online listing websites. The professionalism is tempered true caring and understanding toward the homeowner. He even checked with us after the closing. We highly recommend him! Verified by RateMyAgent John & Joy Lloyd 4 October 2021 Curious about your home’s current market value? Call for a free Comparative Market Analysis. BRAD KIRWAN 863.280.0390 5% Commission 17

SAFETY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief Protect Your Vehicle - Or Risk Theft! Lock It Up Always: An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves that they just can’t resist. Whether parked at a mall or in a parking lot, thieves will go by vehicles “flipping” handles checking to see if any are unlocked. When they find one they will grab anything they can get their hands on. Clean It Up: Keeping items in plain view inside your vehicle is another invitation to thieves. Purses, computers, GPS units, phones, backpacks, even loose change is a temptation. If you must have items in your car, lock them inside your trunk. The best way to protect your property is to take it with you or leave it at home. Park in safe areas: Thieves don’t like to be seen committing crimes. Highly visible and well-illuminated areas can help deter thieves. But don’t think this is the time to let your guard down. Keeping your vehicle clear of items and locked will be the best prevention. CITIZENS ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By Mike Weissberg Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP) is always looking for more volunteers to patrol the streets. Come help be the eyes, ears, and presence for the Sheriff’s department. Patrols are once a week for two hours. Applications are available in the Clubhouse and HFC. For more information contact Mike Weissberg at 863-324-3541 (please leave a message). DRIVER SAFETY REMINDERS Polk County Schools start back August 10. Please use caution when traveling CR 653 during school opening and closing times. All vehicles, including golf carts, must obey all stop signs and the 20 mph speed limit throughout Lake Ashton. Drivers, please keep an eye out for pedestrians at all times. Obeying posted speed limit and traffic signs can help avert a potential tragedy. Adults should not place young children on their laps between them and the steering wheel as this creates a hazardous condition for the children in the case of a panic stop or accidents.

WILDLIFE ALERT — WATCH FOR ALLIGATORS Female alligators build a mound nest of soil, vegetation, or debris and deposit an average of 32 to 46 eggs in late June or early July. Incubation requires approximately 63-68 days, and hatching occurs from mid-August through early September. Alligators and crocodiles are an important part of Florida's heritage and play a valuable role in the ecosystems where they live. Those who live near lakes and ponds should expect to see alligators from time-to-time but they should never be fed or approached. If you see an alligator: • Always give these reptiles a respectful distance (at least 10 feet) and always leave them alone. • Alligators are nocturnal animals, more active during the night. After dark, avoid fresh and brackish bodies of water, though alligators sometimes lurk in salt water. Unprovoked bites will often occur at the edge of the water. • Never feed alligators; it encourages them to lose their natural fear of people. • Small animals, like pets, and small children are generally more at risk than large adults. • Female alligators protect their nests by hissing and opening their mouths; this does not mean they are preparing to attack. • Alligators under 4 feet in length are not considered a threat to humans. As long as residents have a healthy respect for wildlife, there are opportunities to live and let live. Brochures about coexisting with alligators and crocodiles are available at the Clubhouse Information Wall. WELCOME Reddick Dentistry has served the greater Lake Wales Area for 3 generations. Our office offers many services including implants, crowns/bridges, veneers, dentures/partials, root canal therapy, extractions, periodontal treatment, fillings and whitening. Our family owned office is ready to serve all your dental needs. Dr. Steven Reddick Dr. Jackson Reddick OFFICE HOURS Monday - Wednesday: 7-5 Thursday: 7-4 FAX: (863)678-0424 Dr. Steven Reddick 440 South Buckmoore Rd Lake Wales, Fl 33853 reddickdentistry@aol.com www.reddickdentistry.com Cash, Check, and all major credit cards accepted. SPECIAL $ 82 Includes: Panoramic X-Ray (D0330) Bitewing X-Rays (D0274) Examination by Dr. Reddick (D0150) Regular Cleaning by Hygienist (D1110) Cleaning not guaranteed the same day. Additional charges may apply if gum disease and/or tarter build up are present. answer any questions you have about your plan. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment. Fees may vary due to complexity of case. This special does not apply to those patients with current dental plans. Fees are minimal. Prices are subject to change.

MOVI ES AUGUST 2 — 4 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM THE LOST CITY 2022 | PG-13 | 1H 51MIN After being kidnapped by a villainous treasure hunter, a successful romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) is forced to team up with her cover model (Channing Tatum) as they are swept into a cutthroat jungle adventure that proves stranger than fiction. AUGUST 9 — 11 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM DEATH ON THE NILE 2022 | PG-13 | 2h 7MIN Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s (Kenneth Branagh) Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the end. AUGUST 16 — 18 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM THE GRAY MAN 2022 | PG-13 | 2H 7MIN Ryan Gosling’s CIA assassin faces off against Chris Evans’ villainous sociopath in a global game of cat and mouse in this explosive thriller. 20 AUGUST 24 — 25 (NO MOVIES AUGUST 23 - ELECTION DAY) 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM PERSUASION 2022 | PG | 1H 49MIN Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson) is a nonconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth--the dashing one she let get away-crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel. AUGUST 30 — SEPTEMBER 1 (NO 3 & 7 PM MOVIES AUGUST 31) 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION 2022 | PG-13 | 2H 26MIN This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures. ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CINEMA CAPACITY: 55

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM & 3 PM AUGUST 5 THE LONG, HOT SUMMER 1958 | NR | 1H 57MIN Handsome vagabond Ben Quick (Paul Newman) returns to the Mississippi town his late father called home, but rumors of his dad's pyromaniac tendencies follow him as soon as he sets foot there. The proud young man's determination eventually wins over civic leader Will Varner (Orson Welles), who decides Ben might be just the man for his daughter, Clara (Joanne Woodward) -- much to the displeasure of Will's gutless son (Anthony Franciosa) and Clara's society boyfriend (Richard Anderson). AUGUST 12 THE GREAT OUTDOORS 1988 | PG | 1H 31MIN Chet Ripley (Dan Akroyd) takes his family to a lakeside resort for a quiet vacation away from it all. When his brother-in-law Roman (John Candy) shows up with his family, Mother Nature steps in to add her two cents. AUGUST 19 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948 | NR | 2H 6MIN Wrapped in a classic tale of adventure, this Academy Award winner helmed by John Huston follows a trio of gold prospectors who set out to strike it rich and agree to split the take until paranoia and greed consumes one of them. Delivering superb performances as the three miners are Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter 21 Huston, who copped a Best Supporting Actor Oscar while son John scored statuettes for his direction and screenplay. AUGUST 26 MEATBALLS 1979 | PG | 1H 32MIN In his first starring role, Bill Murray plays goofy, puerile camp counselor Tripper, who tries to lure shy camper Rudy out of his shell. Rudy helps Tripper woo head counselor Roxanne while the campers prepare for a showdown with a rival camp.

EVENTS Camp Lake Ashton runs throughout August ... see back cover for the full schedule. read on for details of a few of the bigger events! CAMPFIRE JAM SESSION We know, your first thought went straight to those pesky mosquitos but not to worry, this campfire will be inside! All Lake Ashton musicians are invited to bring the heat August 26 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. All campers are welcome to bring snacks and attend to listen to friends and neighbors jam together. You can also BYOB. CYPRESS GARDENS WATER SKI SHOW RETURNS! They’re back, better than ever, and in your backyard on August 5! Marvel at the skiing spectacle on Lake Ashton at 6 pm. First come, first served seating in the Clubhouse Garden will be available. Bring your own folding chair or blanket. Golf carts will not be permitted past a specified point due to the water skier's safety. You can BYOB if you wish. CAMP LAKE ASHTON JAMBOREE Everyone is welcome to take part in the Jamboree at August 20 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom featuring live music from AlmostThere and a DIY Trail Mix Bar. You can also BYOB if you wish. POOL PARTY It wouldn’t be camp without a pool party! Take a swim in the outdoor pool August 25 from 1 to 3 pm, jive to great tunes, and eat the staple of all summer snacks, juicy, sweet watermelon. You can also BYOB but remember, no glass bottles are permitted in the pool area. CAMP HOEDOWN Mosey on down to the Clubhouse Ballroom for the final Camp Lake Ashton event August 31 at 7 pm featuring live country music by Red Hot Rooster. There will be a snack bar and non-alcoholic beverages available for campers to enjoy while cutting a rug. Camp Awards for both campers and volunteer camp counselors will be given during the event as well. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. You can also BYOB if you wish. SUNDAY FUNDAY Enjoy live music with friends and neighbors in the Clubhouse Ballroom from 3 to 6 pm. Your $3 tickets cover the band — purchase at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. You’re welcome to BYOB and snacks! August 14 – Quittin’ Time Band August 28 – Good Stuff Band KARAOKE Enjoy a fun night of karaoke in the Clubhouse Ballroom from 7 – 9 pm on August 19 with DJ Wayne! Get your $2 tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HFC Stop by the HFC Activities Desk to reserve a table for Carlos and Company for Friday, August 19. There will be a live band signing a genre of music. So come join your friends and neighbors for a night of dancing.

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DISCO PARTY Let’s groove the night away at a far-out Disco Party on Friday, September 9 at 6 pm. Grab some delicious food from the food truck on site on the way into the Ballroom and don’t forget to BYOB! Jam out to the timeless disco classics like Saturday Night Fever, Play that Funky Music, Shake Your Groove Thing, and many more great hits played by the live DJ! Break out those platforms and boogie over to the Clubhouse Activities Desk to buy your tickets for $5 (check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard) on Monday, August 8 after Monday Coffee. 2023 ENTERTAINMENT SERIES DATES Be sure to look in next month’s edition of the LA Times for information regarding the 2022 Entertainment Series. Be sure to save the following dates for the Entertainment Series: January 27 February 3 February 17 February 24 March 9 March 31 Current Season Ticket holders can renew their tickets October 3-28. Upgrade and Exchange Period for Current Season Ticket Holders will be November 1-4 New Season Tickets will go on sale November 14 You don't want to miss this series of shows. Here's a hint to the shows that will be part of the series. They are travelers in a borough and are followed by some twins that may or may not have been on broadway...no it is not forbidden, they are that good. They are Jewish and Italian, and like to rock..oh baby do they like to rock, but they are not part of the Union. Can you figure it out? Check out the September edition of the newsletter for the lineup! Entertainment Series season tickets are for residents only and you must have a valid Lake Ashton Resident ID or Driver's License with a Lake Ashton address listed in order to purchase. Take a look at page 6 for information on when Lake Ashton Resident IDs are issued. Pictured: First Prize Winner Fourth of July Parade: Anne McCauley & Evie Gawrych Sign up for any of the below trips at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a check payable to Small World Tours. Activity Level 1: anyone can go on this trip, appropriate for all mobility levels Activity Level 2: some uneven sidewalks, possibly stairs, walking a block or more, more strenuous AUGUST 10: TAMPA AQUARIUM - $65/PERSON ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 SEPTEMBER 7 - 8: FT. MYERS MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN & EDISON AND FORD ESTATES - $325/PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, $65 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 OCTOBER 15: FALL ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL - $39/PERSON ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2: ST. AUGUSTINE - $479/PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, $145 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Lake Ashton BusTrips

HATS ON FOR ALZHEIMER’S By Judy Puntureri & Kristy McKibben The Hats on for Alzheimer's Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held Wednesday, November 9. Enjoy fashions from 'Babes of Lakeland'. Start saving your money now! More information to come in the September issue. CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE By Debby Landgrebe & Lynn Shelton Just a friendly reminder during these sunny hot summer nights to mark your calendars, for the Fabulous Annual Resident Sponsored, Christmas Dinner Dance coming on Friday, December 9. It may seem a bit early but after summer is over, it’s just around the corner. It will be in the beautifully decorated Clubhouse Ballroom. We’re looking forward to a large attendance, there will be great food, wonderful music and lots of fun! More information to follow. Enjoy a wonderful summer. Any questions, contact us. In the meantime, enjoy! UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM • Oktoberfest – September 30 • October Breast Cancer Awareness Events Party in Pink – October 14 Tea for Tatas – October 20 • Fall Festival – November 12 • Holidays Around the World – December 14 • Lake Ashton’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve – December 31. Celebrate New York style in Times Square! Tickets go on sale in September - look for more info to come! • Lake Ashton Cruise-In Car Show – January 20, 2023 LARGEST SELECTION OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR FANS ANYWHERE! TRADITIONAL MODERN CONTEMPORAR ANS This Summer With an Outdoor Fan! Damp & Wt ailable! Design Y an Parts & Services Aailable In-Store Warranes Winer Haen 1104A Cypr d SE (Lampligh a) wancityom (863) 299-2777

GOLF LALGA By Lydia Fichtman The LALGA finished out the month of June with an amazing Nine, Wine and Dine event. The nine-hole scramble, which turned out to be a three-hole scramble due to extreme weather conditions, really went off without a hitch. A huge shout out to Vicki Moore and the girls from the Nest who worked tirelessly to see that everyone had enough wine and food during the event. A special thanks to Mary Lou Wheat and Lydia Fichtman for organizing the event and having the tough job of taste testing the wines before they were ordered. Brandi Barrett from Johnson Brothers in Tampa brought plenty of delicious wine to sample. Thank you Brandi! Due to its popularity the league will run a Mulligan and Martini Party at the end of September. Keep an eye out for further information. July’s games of “5” club and the “Christmas in July” tournament were sensational. What a way to spend those dog days of summer! Thanks to Jackie Tressler and Tassy D’Angelo for their help with the tournament. The holiday luncheon of turkey croissants with caprese salad and a brownie dessert were delicious. A shout out to Vicki Moore, Sandra and the girls from the Eagle’s Nest for making the event very festive. Thank you to Ian and Matt for their help from the clubhouse. And, finally, a special thanks to Mary Lou Wheat and Lydia Fichtman for organizing this summer tournament. Congratulations to all the winners! The Red Hoagland Challenge is running strong and the current front runners are: 1st Place -“T” Utting $53.25, 2nd Place - Patti Panone $44.00, 3rd Place - Dawn Neigh $43.00 and 4th Place - Beverly Hines $42.75. This challenge is open to everyone! Meet Patti Adame Patti, the oldest of seven, comes from Central Illinois, the Starved Rock area. She attended weekend college at 26 North Central in Naperville while working full time. She holds a degree in accounting, and at her job in St. Louis, met her mate of 23 years, Jeff. Jeff and Patti wintered in Lake Placid, Florida from 2016 to 2018 and decided in 2018 to purchase a home in Lake Ashton, still as snowbirds. In 2020, they moved to Lake Ashton full time, due to the incredible amenities offered them here in the community. Patti has been tinkering at golf since her twenties and originally joined the Niners because she is still working part time. After cutting back on her hours, she wanted to play more golf, so she became a member of the LALGA. How does she feel about the league? “It is awesome!” Patti, welcome to the LALGA! LA NINERS By Marti Schmidt The Niners partnered with The B l ueman Group ( not t he musicians – the GOLFERS) Tuesday and Wednesday July 5-6 for a 4-Person scramble Par-3 ringer tournament with lunch on Wednesday. It was a BIG hit! Even with the summer heat upon us, there was a great turn-out and many comments about “Let’s do it again!” During the first day of the tournament, we also had an exciting event: HOLE-IN-ONE! Congratulations Janet Luke for a Hole-In-One on 12 West, which helped her team tie for first place in the first flight with a score of 48. Winners in the second flight scored 50. Par is 54 — way to go! The Senior Orphan donation of cleaning supplies was delivered to them July 1st and we already received a note back that most supplies have been distributed. Thanks again for your generosity. Still have any ques t i ons? Cont ac t Janet a t jan.mutz@gmail.com.

LAMGA By Paul Fichtman The LAMGA members in July enjoyed 4 fun events that were all well-attended. The feature event in July was “Beat the Board” on July 27. Although still more than a month away, please mark your calendar for the last tournament of the summer, which is the two-day LAMGA President’s Cup held on September 7th and 8th. More details to come in next month’s article. This month the following Lawn & Landscaping, Real Estate and Swimming Pool/Grill companies who generously support the Member-Guest Tournament with their sponsorship are recognized: Enriquez’s Lawn & Landscaping Service; Massey Services; Parker & Company Lawn and Landscaping; New Look Lawn Service; Unlimited Property Solutions; Amerispec Home Inspection Services; Brad Kirwan Broker Associates; Mike Krigelski – A+ Realty; Lake Ashton Resales – Terri Mattocks; Lake Ashton Resales – Lori Raath; Lake Ashton Resales – Anita Piesecki; Realty Inspection Solutions; BJ Mannix Pools & Grills and; Pool Service by L.A.W – Don Woodbury. You can find a list of all sponsors posted on the LAMGA web site, Lake Ashton Living, and Talk of Lake Ashton. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge Leader Board through the end of June is comprised of Donn Yasz - $124.35; Paul Panone - $116.25; Jim Simpson - $97.80; Denis Mulhearn - $96.55; Rolly Geyer - $93.70; Steve Morgan - $91.80; Paul Guay - $89.55; Bob Zelaszny - $88.70; Gerry Krogman - $88.00 and; Bob Plummer $87.85. Thanks, as always, to Red Hoagland Hyundai for their continued sponsorship of this very popular annual contest. With both golf courses in such great shape, everyone can do their part to keep them that way by always filling your divots and 1 or 2 others you might see as well as locating and fixing your ball marks and any others you spot on the greens. The August schedule includes: August 3rd – “Beat the Board”, 3 Best Nets; August 10th – Pick 12 Holes; August 17th – Individual Quota Points; August 24th – Net Stableford Points and; August 31st – Pick Your Foursome, 1 Gross/2 Nets. FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES! FLOORING - BLINDS - SHUTTERS - SHOWER REMODELS 29710 US Hwy 27, Dundee 863-439-7500 www.jimsfloordepot.com


CLUBS LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves There will be no meeting this month. The next meeting will be September 21. More details to follow. SAVE THE DATE: The 2022 Craft Show is right around the corner — October 22. Bakers are needed! The Craft Show Bake Shop was very successful last year. The top items sold were cookies, banana bread (sold out last year), pies and cakes. Other suggested items are chocolate covered pretzel rods and fudge. Call Chris (863) 514-5368 or Joan (239) 851-7899. God Bless our Military and the United States of America! LAKE ASHTON COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE By Shelley Miller The booming residential housing developments in our area are straining the roads, water, sewer and power we all enjoy. The LA Community Action Committee was formed to advocate for changes we would like to see to ensure the safety and welfare of our residents. The planned widening of Thompson Nursery Road has been a high priority concern. The Polk Board of County Commissioners recently earmarked $26.7 million in their next fiscal budget for Thompson Nursery Road Phase 2 (West Lake Ruby Road to US-27). For more information on this important development, please see the article on the LA Community Action Committee forum on LakeAshtonLiving.com. If you have additional comments, they can be sent via email to LakeAshtonCommunityAction@gmail.com. LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting August 4 via Zoom and in-person at the HFC. Social time with snacks is from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The in-person General meeting and Zoom will start at 4:30. The August speaker is Suzanne Lindsey from Polk Forever, the Political Action Committee that was formed to work for passage of the new environmental lands funding referendum on the ballot November 8. E-mail lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com for more info. LA REPUBLICANS By Brenda Bush-Sayre The Lake Ashton Republican Club is hosting a special 1 0 0 t h b i r t h d a y celebration for Jack Davenport at the HFC on August 6 at 11 am. All club members and LA residents are invited to join us to celebrate Jack’s special day. This event will serve as the August mee t i ng . Con t ac t : Brenda Bush - Say re , 813-313-9911, bbs1954@icloud.com. GENEALOGY CLUB MEETING By Jane Imparl Come join us to look for your ancestors and enjoy the company and camaraderie of your neighbors and friends at the same time. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, August 10 at 2 PM in the HFC Craft Room. For more information, contact Jane at 815-545-6655.

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LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg Time is flying by and it’s already midway through summer. Lake Ashton is very tropical and a lot of LA activities are on hiatus - but not LA Rockers! They continue to meet in the HFC Community Center on alternate Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm. Various members are sharing their skills doing a lot of "paint what you enjoy painting”. Try your hand at rock painting — newcomers are always welcome and will be lent the supplies needed for the first meeting. It really doesn't matter if you can draw or paint. Even something as simple as painting the background and writing an encouraging word on a rock is guaranteed to bring a smile to someone's face. If you are here and want to enjoy a lovely afternoon with a great group of people, please join the meetings August 10 and 24. In order to attend, join the Facebook group "LA Rockers" or contact either MJ Richards (mjmr i chards517@gma i l . com) or Connie Strassberg (cbs1949@aol.com). If meetings are canceled at the last minute, it will be posted on the LA Rockers Facebook group page. If in doubt, check before you come. Please continue sending prayers for Alice Mayer's recovery. SINGLES CLUB By Maureen Ziegler orphans. The Single Mingle held on the third Thursday of the month in the Pavilion will be moved during the remaining hot months. Carol Corley will work with Clubhouse Staff to find another location during the warm months. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on August 7. Pictured is the Singles with gifts for Senior Orphans. LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Congratulations to fitness member, Chip Inman, who has completed a virtual swim to Ft. Lauderdale. He previously swam to Daytona Beach and back. That sure is a lot of laps in our indoor pool. Chip and others keep track of their laps on a chart that is in the locker room hallway. Others are welcome to add their name (or nickname) and keep track. It's great motivation to stick with fitness swimming and fun to do with friends. Did you know some LASC members ride their bikes to their workouts? Almost everyday, one of the early birds (those who are in the water at HFC opening), Sharon Swanson, rides her bike to the HFC, does a water workout, and rides home. Welcome to new members Gena Thornburg & Janet Mutz. We are excited to have you join us! LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for single residents. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. In July, the group discussed several outings and get togethers. Plans were discussed for dinners and lunches during July. The group collected and wrapped gifts for five senior UPCOMING: So far four members are aiming for a Regional Senior Games swim meet in Gainesville in September. Some are also aiming for one in October in Sebring and for the annual Polk County meet in February. Most Senior Games meets have not been held for the past two years due to COVID, so some swimmers are anxious to get back into the routine and aim for Regional, State championships, and possibly the Nationals. To go to the state meet, one has to qualify at a regional meet. Senior competition is divided into two genders, 10 age groups, and 14 swim events. THANK YOU to the LA Garden Club for their additional efforts to beautify the inside and outside of the HFC pool and grounds. It looks great!

TUESDAY PARTY BRIDGE By George Rogers June 14: Roberta Rogers, Liz Leigh, Howard Mayne, and Chris Verges June 21: George Rogers, Howard Mayne, Marge Kniat, Graham Littlehales June 28: Maureen Ziegler, Charlotte Walker, Janis Vasqueza, and tied Graham Littlehales and George Rogers July 5 : Liz Leigh, Elaine Inman, Marge Kniat, and George Rogers July 12: Liz Leigh, Marge Kniat, Howard Mayne, and Gayle Rogers New players are welcome. Call or mail George Rogers at 419-708-3320 or georgerogers4321@gmail.com. In light of the recent surge in Covid BA.5 infections and its reported heightened severity masks are strongly recommended for anyone who, in the last six months, has not had a vaccine, or booster shot, or an actual infection of a prior variant. Free masks are available at the bridge sessions for those requesting them. LAKE ASHTON PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION By Chuck Caesar The Lake Ashton Pickleball Association held its first Pickleball Mixer of 2022 on July 2. Twenty-two people participated in the event and enjoyed the beautiful day and lots of fun pickleball. It was also a great time to enjoy some refreshing watermelon and popsicles while getting to know more of our fellow pickleball members. The Women’s portion of the mixer was won by Bev Hines with Cathy Liska in second place. The winner for the men was Ro Thornburg. Larry Fabian and Earl Schley tied for second place. Carl Boast and Sue Fitzgerald won the Spirit Award. Some exciting pickleball court improvements are in process. Thanks to the support of the LAIICDD, all four courts will be resurfaced and new wind screens will be installed around the outer perimeter of the courts. This may actually have been completed in late July. A bulletin board will also be installed at the courts so important information for players can be posted. If you are interested in learning how to play, please come out to join during open play times from 8 to 10:30 am Monday through Saturday. There are always players available to teach you the basics. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, courts 1 and 2 are reserved for beginner and intermediate play. If you already play and would like to join the Lake Ashton Pickleball Association, you can stop by the Clubhouse to sign up. The dues are $10 per year or $25 for three years. The monies that we collect are used to provide pickleballs, purchase items for the courts and to sponsor events for our members. Once you become a member, you will receive emails to update you on any upcoming events or items of interest to the group. Hope to see you at the courts!

MIND&BODY EATING FOR BRAIN HEALTH Learn how you can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by what you eat. On August 17 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom, learn what to eat, what not to, and how to incorporate the MIND diet into your life to help prevent this memorysapping disorder. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall. This is a free class presented UF/ IFAS. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr August 13 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Forest Edge Cost $35, payable at class. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall by noon on July 8 CELEBRATE THE SEASONS! Are you interested in learning how to paint with watercolor? Beginners can sign up to learn with artist Freddie Combs. Join these half day classes to create a painting décor for holiday use. Complete an entire painting in a matter of hours. Class dates are September 16, October 14, November 11 from 1:45 to 3:30 pm in the HFC Craft Room. $30 per session, $35 materials included. Class size is limited. Sign up at the HFC Activities Desk to secure a spot and receive a list of supplies. FOOT CARE SEMINAR Do you have problems with your feet or finding the proper footwear? Stop by the HFC August 23 at 1 pm for a seminar on Foot Care. Sign up at the HFC Activities Desk. CREATE A CARD Please join the group on August 16 to create your own lovely greeting cards. A guest expert will provide instruction, from beginner to expert, all supplies and equipment, and three beautiful cards to take home. No experience needed. Class will be held in the HFC Sports Court at 10 am. The cost is $10. Sign up quickly at the HFC, as reservations go quickly. Join in for creative fun! Call Karen at 262-497-3272 with questions or further detail. CERAMIC CHICKS Mary Bosman, Duncan Certified Instructor Wednesdays, 8 am to 1 pm, HFC Craft Room Bring your ceramics or purchase in the room. A kiln is available to fire your ceramics. YOGA SHARE Participate in yoga to DVDs on Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up in advance at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Questions? Call Sally Winfrey at 863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815. Camp Lake Ashton runs throughout August ... see back cover for the full schedule!


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