L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter December 2021 Holiday Cheer IS IN THE AIR THIS YEAR! Simply the Best! 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 January Issue Deadline: December 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 and clarity • 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ DECEMBER 2021 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 Desk: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com 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) Ashton Tap & Grill Annie Toth, GM 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 863.324.5810 ma2077@metzcorp.com 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 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 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

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss Monday Coffee at 9 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom with your friends and neighbors. Bring $2 for coffee and donuts! DECEMBER 6 Birthdays and Anniversaries Blast from the Past with David Harrison Roundtable Discussion with Bruce Lyon with the Winter Haven Economic Development Council Featured Vendor: Christine Graves Insurance DECEMBER 13 Bite Me Monday - Bring Donations for the Polk County Humane Society Christmas Songs with Victory Ridge Featured Speaker - Ritz Theatre Featured Vendors - AdventHealth, Matt Simpson with Edward Jones, and Denise Tessier Law Firm Holiday Celebration (Sock Exchange, Ugly Sweater Contest, Gingerbread House Competition). Celebrate the upcoming holidays with friends and neighbors. Free cookies and coffee for all attendees! Donuts will be available for $1 each. All residents will be given a chance to win door prizes and there will be special prizes given out for winners of the Ugly Sweater and Gingerbread House Contests. DECEMBER 20 - NO MONDAY COFFEE (Board of Supervisors Meeting) Peanut Butter Monday Bloodmobile in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot. Photo IDs required. DECEMBER 27 NO MONDAY COFFEE — Happy Holidays! Monday Coffee will resume January 3 IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 18 SAFETY 20 MOVIES 22 EVENTS 24 GOLF 32 CLUBS 34 MIND & BODY 40 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, December 20 9:30 am — Clubhouse Ballroom LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, January 21, 2022 9 am — HFC CIT Y COMM I S S I O N 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, 7 days a week 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 ASHTON TAP & GRILL: 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday — Saturday 10 am to 8 pm Sunday (Brunch 10 am to 3 pm) HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm , 7 days a week TRASH PICKUP DECEMBER 25 - NO CHANGE The holiday does not impact the regular service schedule for Lake Ashton residents. Lake Wales residents will put their trash out Thursday evening for pickup on Friday and Winter Haven residents will put their trash out on Sunday evening for pickup on Monday morning, as usual. HAVE VISITORS? December is a traditional time for residents to host family and friends. Remember, when you see a visiting grandchild, they are guests of your neighbors so please extend every courtesy possible. Residents: please be tolerant of extra activity at the pool and other Clubhouse amenities. Those hosting family should remind them to be 6 NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: December 15 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot RED ROOSTER PRODUCE & BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS will be in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays 1 to 3 pm (1st, 2nd, 4th Wednesdays) 10 am to 2 pm (3rd Wednesday during the Monthly Market) BOOKMOBILE December 8 and 22, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15 pm) Clubhouse West Parking Lot HOLIDAY CLOSINGS • DECEMBER 24: ASHTON TAP & GRILL WILL CLOSE AT 4 PM. THE CLUBHOUSE OFFICES AND HFC OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS DAY. • DECEMBER 31: ASHTON TAP & GRILL WILL CLOSE AT 4 PM THE CLUBHOUSE AND HFC OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR’S DAY. considerate of residents in this 55 and older community. It is helpful if a resident accompanies their guests at any of the amenities, but is not required. Anyone using amenities at the Clubhouse or HFC should have a Lake Ashton Resident ID Card or Facilities Guest Pass. Register guests at either Activities Desk during business hours. Residents must bring at least one adult guest to sign the form. Renters must have a copy of their rental agreement. NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL The next New Resident Social will be held on January 12, 2022 at 2 pm at the Clubhouse. Anyone new to Lake Ashton is welcome to attend. Please sign up at either Activities Desk, or on the online signup form.


LACDD NEWS By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director It's the most wonderful time of the year at Lake Ashton. Enjoy time with friends and family while basking in the beautiful Florida sun this holiday season. The community entrance and Clubhouse are decked out with lights and holiday décor to add to the festivity of the season. There are several activities scheduled to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, such as the Christmas Dinner Dance, Holidays Around the World, the Annual Holiday Parade and a New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball in the Ballroom. Some of the most rewarding community holiday traditions involve volunteering and giving to those in need. Think about donating to a local charity (there are several 501 c(3) charities in Lake Ashton), dropping off a gift to the Caring Tree, volunteering your time at a local food bank, or helping out a friend or neighbor in need. While it is the traditional season for celebrating, some in the community are in emotional pain and struggling to get through the month. Grieving friends and neighbors can use some extra care during the holidays. Those who have recently lost loved ones can be helped by others being supportive and inclusive. Suggestions from hospice professionals: invite a neighbor along to a community celebration, ask if they are interested in volunteering, offer to help with decorating or baking, send a special holiday card, or be willing to listen. Lake Ashton is known for being a caring community and there is no better time of year to care for thy neighbor. The LACDD Board of Supervisors met on November 15 and approved the purchase of a new security golf cart, the recovering of the Restaurant awning with a waterproof vinyl awning, and a one-time vegetation clean-up of an area near hole number 5, bordering Lake Ashton, on the East Golf Course. A wrap up report was sent out on November 17 via email. Residents that did not receive this information email cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com to request a copy. The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be on December 20 at 9:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Residents are encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on lakeashtoncdd.com. LACDD BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Robert (Bob) Plummer, Chairman Security, Operations and Staff Supervisors and Staff would like to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Boxing Day. Our wish is that by sharing traditions with friends and neighbors this holiday season, the bonds created will last for years to come. YOUR EXPERIENCES IN THE COMMUNITY ARE MEANT TO BE AS PLEASANT AND MEMORABLE AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO LET STAFF KNOW HOW THEY ARE DOING. A RESIDENT FEEDBACK FORM AND SUGGESTION BOX IS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY DIRECTOR’S OFFICE IN THE CLUBHOUSE. THERE IS ALSO A REPAIR REQUEST FORM LOCATED IN THE CLUB OFFICE. IF YOU NOTICE ANY AMENITIES IN NEED OF REPAIR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AND TURN INTO THE CLUB OFFICE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9 AM TO 5 PM. 8 260.820.0389, 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 Harry Krumrie, Assistant Secretary Restaurant 407.766.9237, hkrumrie@lakeashtoncdd.com Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary Budget, Finance, Reserve Study 863.949.0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 2nd Monday, 10 am to noon in the Clubhouse Conference Room

LAIICDD NEWS By Mary Bosman, LAIICDD Community Director Happy Holidays from the Board of Supervisors of LA II CDD, staff and volunteers! 2021 hasn’t been without new challenges relating in some way to COVID for everyone. We missed our Canadian residents for 11 out of the 12 months this year, but some are now back “home”. Your LA II CDD Board of Supervisors has approved the replacement of the Fitness Room, Sports Court and Racquetball Court floors, also the repairing and grading of the cart path near the driving range, and the repair of specific areas along both lanes of Ashton Boulevard as well as on Pebble Beach Boulevard. The HFC and Gate House will be painted, and 2 hand dryers will be added. These project schedules will be sent out in eblasts to allow residents ample notification. The December Board meeting was cancelled, with the next meeting scheduled for January 21, 2022. Don’t forget The Holiday Party on December 3rd with the Rusty Trumpet Band at the HFC! Bring your own snacks and beverages and start out the holiday celebrations! The double elimination Holiday Classic Corn Hole Tournament will take place on Tuesday, December 7th. Bring your munchies or even lunch and beverages and enjoy the day of corn hole whether you play or cheer on your favorite team! The Activities Office will be closed on Friday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st because of the holidays. Check your calendars, however, as private activities may be planned for those days. A listing will be posted at the desk. Please stay healthy and enjoy every minute of the holiday season. Stop over to the HFC and have some ice cream on Fridays. 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 Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 pm, 863.875.4554, mecsicsj@msn.com Bob Zelazny, Vice Chairman - Golf Course, Pro Shop, Eagle’s Nest, Facilities and Field Operation Office Hours: Mondays from 1 to 3 pm, 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Mary C. Clark, Assistant Secretary 252-503-7087, maryclark725@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary Office Hours: Thursdays at 9 to 10:30 am, 352.250.9707, alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com Colette McKie, Assistant Secretary - Grounds and Landscaping, Planning, & Transportation System Office Hours: Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm, 443.994.2939, cmckie@lakeashton2cdd.com 10

LAKE ASHTON COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE By Shelley Miller At a recent Monday Coffee Meeting, several officials from Lake Wales briefed the LA residents about the new residential development at Rt. 27 and Thompson Nursery Road. On October 26 an informational meeting was held at the Clubhouse to address the concerns of the residents of Lake Ashton of the upcoming housing developments and their impact on the community. This meeting resulted in the formation of the LACAC to advocate for changes to ensure the safety and welfare of residents. A steering committee has been charged with getting more data about these future changes and their impact on Lake Ashton. This group feels that proactive dialogue with decision makers is needed now before the plans are finalized, and would like to have residents of Lake Ashton to join in on this endeavor. Residents are encouraged to email ideas, suggestions, and input of any kind (even just a note indicating your support for this ef fort) to LakeAshtonCommunityAction@gmail.com. A community meeting for all residents is planned for January to field concerns, questions, and ask for help in bringing concerns to the attention of those who are decision-makers. Look for the meeting date in the January LA Times. CONSERVATION AREAS The conservation areas adjacent to some homes in Lake Ashton are protected by a permit with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). The clearing or trimming of any trees or vegetation beyond rear property lines is prohibited as these conservation areas lie within LACDD (District) property. The permit identifies the District as the sole manager of these areas, and as such, the District is responsible for maintaining them in their natural state in perpetuity per the permit. These areas were part of the original integral design of the community and cannot be altered from their native state. In addition to ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com and click on ‘BUILD YOUR OWN’ button to built your own ONWARD! ★★★ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES ★★★ WE SERVICE ALL MAKES Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT ★ 863-439-5431 Free Pickup and Delivery for Lake Ashton Residents Only 29630 U.S. Hwy. 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 • artsgolfcars@aol.com FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987 Sales and Service • 863-439-5431 Owner Art Hobson 0% Financing for 48 Months AUTHORIZED DEALER NEW 2022 CARS NEW 2022 CARS

trimming and clearing of trees or vegetation, please be sure there is no yard art, garden furniture, bird feeders, non-native plantings, or plant trimmings in these areas. Any encroachment into this conservation area that requires remediation may necessitate correction at homeowner’s expense. No maintenance in these areas should be conducted without first contacting staff. If you are unsure if any area near your home is a conservation area or if you have concerns or questions, contact Christine at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. Thank you for your assistance in keeping Lake Ashton beautiful and in compliance with SWFWMD. AQUATIC EDUCATION CORNER - WHAT IS A STORMWATER RETENTION POND? photos by Dennis Krupinski Stormwater ponds are man made features located in your neighborhood. Retention ponds are sometimes mistaken for lakes. Retention ponds play a unique role in managing surface water quantity and quality. Stormwater retention ponds are designed and constructed to reduce flooding during high water periods – they are not designed to hold water on a regular basis. They also trap sediments and other large solids carried by runoff from roads, parking lots and lawns. In addition to sediments, stormwater ponds also collect a number of other pollutants such as bacteria, oils, fertilizers, heavy metals and organic contaminants such as animal wastes, pesticides and herbicides. The stagnant water allows heavier contaminants, such as solids or metals, to sink to the bottom of the pond and eventually become bottom layer sediments. The retained water naturally filters the contaminants and returns clean water to nearby streams or wetlands. Some of the retention ponds have outfall structures that allow the water to slowly drain to another location. $7,495 995

CARING TREE By Larry & Joanne Hillock Winter Haven. All gifts are distributed to seniors residing in Polk County. All gifts need to be turned in to the HFC by December 8. Thank you to all of the Lake Ashton residents who have donated their new, unwrapped gifts for the Caring Tree so far. Every gift means someone in need in the Lake Wales area will have a much brighter holiday season. You are not restricted to only buying what's on the tag. They are only a suggestion. Feel free to buy whatever you feel the recipient would enjoy. Gift cards are always welcome, especially for teenagers. Leave your gift cards with the activities desk staff. Please remember that the last day to bring in your gift is December 17. This will allow time to distribute the items. BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR By Kathryn Jusaites Stop by the HFC and take a tag off the tree and BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR sponsored by Home Instead of HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE For the month of December non-perishable food donations will be accepted all month long to be donated to Lake Wales Care Center. Please drop off donations to the Ballroom Kitchen in the Clubhouse. TOYS FOR TOTS By Fred & Cynthia Halde Did you know that the "Toys for Tots of Polk County" won special recognition last year for its contribution of toys for the community? Did you know that Lake Ashton was a significant contributor of toys to this cause? Did you know the Toys for Tots box is now up and open in the HFC and will be till the middle of December? Well, now you know! Lake Ashton is such a great and generous community, so the hope is you will again respond with your gifts and put a smile on the face of a child this holiday. It’s off to a great start! May the giving continue. Many thanks, Lake Ashton! Questions? Call 231-343-0638. MEDIA CENTER NEWS By Mary Blue The Media Center volunteers would like to welcome all the new and returning winter residents. The Media Center is for everyone's use. Taking out books is on the honor system. No checkout needed. Please return books and puzzles and place on the cart for the volunteers to reshelve. All donations are appreciated, however, because of space we do not take cookbooks, medical books, or books that are not in good condition. If you have a large donation, please let us know before bringing them to the media center. Call the office or Mary Blue at 605 261 4416. We are especially in need of any large print books you would like to donate. Enjoy the media center!

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Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer The Northern Cardinal, a familiar and favorite bird of many, adorns numerous Christmas cards this time of year. Mrs. Cardinal may not be a Christmas-cardcover bird like her husband, but she is a subtle beauty in her own right with lovely hues of olive and tan tinged with red. She is one of the few female North American songbirds that actually sings! Many Lake Ashton residents do not realize what a common year-round bird this is in Florida. Residents who landscape with native plants, providing natural cover in their backyards, could be treated with a nesting pair. However, be prepared for them to attack their reflections in your house windows or your car's mirrors. It can be a battle to get them to stop their daily attacks once they have spotted a supposed interloper! Northern Cardinals are easily seen at Bok Tower Gardens at the bird feeder near the Window by the Pond. JOINT AMENITY FACI L ITIES POLICY HIGHLIGHT Each month an excerpt from the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy will be featured in the LA Times. This month outlines some of the General Usage policies at the Clubhouse and HFC. The full Joint Amenity Facilities Policy can be found at lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com under "Additional District Documents". Questions regarding these policies can be directed to LACDD Community Director Christine Wells (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or LAIICDD Community Dir ector Mary Bosman (mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com). AMENITY POLICIES – GENERAL USAGE CONDUCT: Individuals using the Amenity Facilities are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible, respective, courteous and safe manner, in compliance with all Policies/provisions and rules of the Districts governing the Amenity Facilities. Violation of the District(s) Policies and/or misuse or destruction of Amenity Facilities equipment may result in the suspension or termination of Amenity Facilities privileges with respect to the offending Individual. CONFLICTS: Conflicts between Amenity users should be referred to Staff or security. Under no circumstances should verbal or physical confrontation occur between Amenity users. ALCOHOL: All persons must be twenty-one (21) years of age to consume alcohol at any Amenity Facility, and must do so in a responsible manner. In regards to LA CDD’s Clubhouse: no alcohol may be brought into the physical structure of the Clubhouse, adjoining outdoor patio and pool deck. Alcoholic beverages held and/or consumed within the physical structure of the Clubhouse, adjoining outdoor patio and pool deck must be purchased through the holder of the liquor license registered with the State of Florida to serve alcoholic beverages at 4141 Ashton Club Drive, Lake Wales, Florida. Any registered holder of said liquor license shall be required to provide the Amenity Manager with an applicable certificate of insurance naming the District as an additional named insured. In regards to LAII’s Community Center: The Community Center Amenity Manager may approve consumption of alcohol for events held at the Community Center by a vendor who is in possession of a valid liquor license and proof of insurance. See Section XI(vi) regarding the Community Center herein for more specific information regarding alcohol at the Community Center.

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LA LOOKS LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By Keith Stevens May your holiday season be one of the best ever for you and your family. For your board of directors, the holiday season is one of the busiest of the entire year. Annual assessment invoices must be sent and details of the coming annual meeting and election must be finalized. In addition, this year there is preparation for the vote by members on proposed changes to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). It is expected for that vote to be at the annual meeting in February. The board and its legal counsel are working with the CC&R committee to put the final text in order and to assure that the voting procedure will be in accord with Florida law and the Lake Ashton governing documents. The board approved the annual budget at the November board meeting. The budget for fiscal 2022 will be $60,983. A copy of the budget is available for the asking at the HOA office or by calling the HOA office at 863.325.0065. The annual assessment will be $60, the same as last year. Lake Wales HOA members will be receiving their assessment invoice in December. Payment is due January 1 and assessments not paid by February 15 will be considered late and be subject to a late fee of $25 plus interest and administrative fees. Lake Ashton has an exemplary history of very few late payments. The delinquency rate for assessments in the community is usually less than one percent. It's another reason Lake Ashton is "simply the best". The management company, Don Asher & Associates, will be sending out the assessment statements with a coupon to mail in your payment. Alternately, for those who have set-up their on-line account on the Lake Ashton website, they can pay via credit card. Credit card payments will be assessed a small convenience fee. For those who have not set-up their on-line account, please contact admin@lakeashtonhoa.org if you desire to create your online account. In addition to the year-end tasks, the regular tasks continue. The compliance focus for December is mold, mildew and stains. Compliance officers will be looking at homes, awnings, driveways and the like for evidence of stains and mildew or mold that should be cleaned. The board thanks the Members for their cooperation in addressing and correcting issues found in the monthly compliance focus. This is also the season to consider volunteering to become a director for the HOA board. If you would like to nominate someone for director or you would like to volunteer to serve, please contact the HOA office (863.325.0065) or contact nomination committee chair David Greer. Again, happy holidays from your HOA Board of Directors.

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SAFETY All vehicles, including golf carts, must obey all stop signs and the 20 mph speed limit throughout Lake Ashton. Drivers, watch for pedestrians at all times. Obeying posted speed limit and traffic signs can help avert a potential tragedy. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief Safety On Wheels (Courtesy of Law Enforcement) Being safe in our vehicle is important, but also avoiding issues that could make us a target for criminal activity. A few simple ways to stay safe: • Always roll up the windows and lock your doors when you leave your car • Glance inside of the vehicle prior to opening the door to be sure nothing is amiss. • If you think someone is following do not go home —drive to the nearest police or fire station to get help. • Do not pick up hitchhikers (and never hitchhike). • When stopping at a light, leave enough room between you and the vehicle in front in case someone approaches in a threatening manner and you need to pull out! • Drivers get angry if someone tailgates or cuts them off. Let a tailgater pass. Don’t be drawn in to a “test of wills”. CITIZEN’S ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By Mike Weissberg 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 863-324-3541 (please leave a message). SAFEGUARD YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON SHARED COMPUTERS Please remember to log out of all online accounts when you are finished using the computers in the Media Center. This includes email providers, shopping sites, and social media accounts. In the interest of your safety and security, passwords should never be saved on shared computers. Please see Staff if you have any questions.

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MOVIES MOVIE TIMES: 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CAPACITY: 55 DECEMBER 1 — 2 (NO 7 PM MOVIE DECEMBER 1) LANSKY 2021 | R | 1h 59min Language, violence, sexual references. A renowned but down-on-his-luck writer (Sam Worthington) has the opportunity of a lifetime when he receives a surprise call from Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel). For decades, authorities have been trying to locate Lansky's alleged fortune and this is their last chance to capture the aging gangster before he dies. With the FBI close behind, the Godfather of organized crime reveals the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate. DECEMBER 7 — 9 THE POWER OF THE DOG 2021 | R | 2h 7min Adult themes, language, sexual content, nudity. A domineering rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass. DECEMBER 14 — 16 DEAR EVAN HANSEN 2021 | PG-13 | 2h 17min Suggestive material, brief strong language. The brea t h t ak i ng , generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high 22 22 schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. DECEMBER 21 — 23 JUNGLE CRUISE 2021 | PG-13 | 2h 7min Adventure violence. Inspired by the classic Disneyland ride, this actionadventure follows persevering scientist Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) in her search for a fabled tree with healing properties -- a quest that takes her into the Amazon jungle with an intrepid riverboat captain (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). DECEMBER 28 — 30 DON’T LOOK UP 2021 | R | 2h 25min Language, some sexual content, nudity, and drug content. An astronomy grad student (Jennifer Lawrence) and her professor (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. It's on a direct collision course with Earth, but no one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. Also stars Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance, and more. Special Holiday Movie Showing December 24 at 3 pm THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL 1992 | G | 1h 25min Bring your popcorn, a beverage, and come in your golf cart or car to the Clubhouse East Parking Lot (weather permitting) to watch the Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM (CC) & 3 PM DECEMBER 3 CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT 1945 | NR | 1h 41min Barbara Stanwyck plays Elizabeth Lane, a magazine columnist who touts herself as a blissful wife, mother and expert homemaker living on an idyllic Connecticut farm. Trouble is, it's all a lie. When her publisher (Sydney Greenstreet) cooks up a scheme to boost circulation by having Elizabeth entertain a war veteran (Dennis Morgan) on Christmas Eve, will her charade unravel? DECEMBER 10 ( NO 3 PM MOVIE) TRAPPED IN PARADISE 1994 | PG-13 | 1h 54min Fresh out of prison, Alvin (Dana Carvey) and Dave Firpo (Jon Lovitz) pull their brother Bill (Nicolas Cage) back into a life of crime. But the siblings' foolproof bank heist takes a tailspin when Alvin gets lost in the getaway car. That's how the criminal nitwits wind up trapped in the snowbound burg of Paradise, Pa., on Christmas Eve with a bag full of stolen cash. With suspicious police on one side and hospitable townsfolk on the other, could a change of heart be far away? DECEMBER 17 HOLIDAY INN 1944 | NR | 1h 41min Bing Crosby croons to the tune of the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" in Irving Berlin's love triangle romantic comedy. Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, Jim Hardy (Crosby) retires to the countryside to become a farmer. He converts the farm into the Holiday Inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal (Fred Astaire) for a singer-dancer's (Marjorie Reynolds) affection. NO MOVIES DECEMBER 24 & 31 23

EVENTS NIGHTMARE ON THE LAKE By Cheryl Winchester The Lake Ashton Performing Arts Corporation (LAPAC) would like to thank all the residents of Lake Ashton that supported the haunted house event. This was a large undertaking and all of you helped in making a huge success. Big thanks also goes out to all of the Lake Ashton organizations that made the trick or treat tables exciting and fun with plenty of treats! None of this would have been possible without all of you. With the profits, LAPAC is able to move forward and start prepping for the 2022 Showcase on April 8 and 9. From the casts’ hearts of the haunted house, thank you very much! RUSTY TRUMPET HOL IDAY PARTY AT THE HFC Enjoy a night of festive music from your local band Rusty Trumpet December 3 from 7 to 10 pm at the HFC. Dance along to the greats with your friends and neighbors while in the holiday spirit. Table reservations are sold out but some seating will be available, but it is limited to first come first serve. Q&A WITH RES IDENT AUTHOR Join resident David Cline in the Cinema on December 6 at 10:30 am as he discusses the making of his fiction novel, "Capitol Corruption". The murder suspense novel highlights a battle between good and evil while showing how good people fight corruption by working together. Sign up using the online sign-up form or on the activities wall in the Ballroom, as space is limited to 55 people. HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD Celebrate Holidays Around the World December 10 at 5 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom! Stations representing the below countries will feature common holiday foods, and traditional music from these world holidays will be played by a live DJ. Purchase tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a Visa, MasterCard, or check for $30. Italy: Lasagna Bolognese Kenya: Mashed Sweet Potatoes Colombia: Beef Empanadas America: Sliced Turkey with Gravy Israel: Latkes and Jelly Doughnuts Canada: Butter Tarts Monday Coffee &Holiday Cheer Three fun events to get you in the holiday spirit will take place at a fun-filled Monday Coffee December 13 at 9 am. Other holiday-themed games will be played, so get your holiday game face on! Sign up for the below at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or the online activities form. Ugly Sweater Contest — wear the ugliest most festive holiday sweater you can make or find. The resident with the best sweater will win a $20 gift card to Ashton Tap & Grill. Holiday Sock Exchange - Share your holiday Spirit by bringing a brand-new pair of holiday socks (both men’s and women’s socks) filled with goodies (individually wrapped sweets, gag gifts, ornaments, etc.) to exchange by playing a fun game with friends and neighbors. Gingerbread House Contest – Build the sweetest home you can and bring it in to Monday Coffee — your friends and neighbors will vote for their favorite house. The house with the most votes wins a $20 gift card to Ashton Tap & Grill!

LA Cruise-In DECEMber 11 10 am — 1 pm and coffee, with a cash bar available. The great Rusty Trumpet Band will provide the entertainment. Tickets are on sale for $35/person at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Help with decorating and clean up would be garden salad, French rolls, chocolate cake, apple pie, iced tea, water, START YOUR ENGINES AND ROLL ON DOWN TO THE CLUBHOUSE WEST PARKING LOT FOR: greatly appreciated — leave your name and number with Jackie or Lynn. Looking forward to seeing you all there! • classic & modern cars • live music CAST AND CREW CALL FOR 2022 SHOWCASE By Karen Nelson Attention current and potential cast and crew members for the 2022 Showcase! It’s time to get together and determine our cast and crew. The Showcase is scheduled for April 7, 8, and 9, 2022. The cast and crew call meeting is November 18 from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This will enable everyone to learn who is able to return for the 2022 Showcase, and where new cast and crew are needed. Rehearsals are anticipated after the first of the year, likely February 2022. Please consider joining the group and letting everyone know your talents and areas of interest in order to prepare the next Showcase. Looking forward to seeing you on November 18 in the Ballroom. PRIZES AWARDED FOR: BEST CLASSIC (PRE-1979) BEST MODERN (POST-1979) CROWD FAVORITE SIGN YOUR CAR UP AT THE CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES DESK AND INDICATE IF YOU WANT YOUR CAR TO BE JUDGED. PARKING WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN THE EAST PARKING LOT & GOLF CART PARKING WILL BE IN THE CIRCLE DRIVE THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS: GESSLER CLINIC, PERFORMANCE PLUS GOLF CARTS

HOLIDAY CLASSIC CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT Back by popular demand, HFC will be holding a Holiday Classic Cornhole Tournament on December 7 from 9 am to 2 pm with an hour break for lunch at 11am. It will consist of 2 player teams and single eliminations. Hopefully this event will be filled with 24 teams. Stop by the HFC today to sign up your team! ENTERTAINMENT BY THE ASHTONES Lake Ashton’s own "Ashtones" quartet will be serenading table side at Ashton Tap & Grill on December 14 from 5 to 8 pm. They will sing a lot of Christmas carols as well as some gospel and some "oldies" four-part harmony. These are the same guys who sang the National Anthem for the Orlando Magic basketball game. Don, Marlon, Jerry and Danny look forward to seeing you there! CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Faith Xtreme Choir will be performing a Christmas concert "A Light in the Darkness" for Lake Ashton December 15 at 6 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This is a multimedia event as they tell the Christmas Story through music, pictures, videos and stories from the Bible. Please stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk to pick up your free ticket. Seating is first come first served. There is no charge for this concert, but donations are encouraged and will be collected at the concert. All money raised will be used by Faith Xtreme to purchase gifts for underprivileged children and stuffed animals for nursing home residents. HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE It’s that time of year again, time to start pulling down the decorations and adorning your golf cart with Holiday Cheer! Golf carts, bicycles, pets, specialty cars and walkers are all welcome. The parade will be held December 17. Line up begins at the HFC at 5:30 pm and the parade kicks off at 6. The parade will end at the Clubhouse where there will be light refreshments and a sing-a-long with the LAdybugs Quartet. The route will go from the HFC along Pebble Beach Blvd, turn right on Torrey Pines then left on Dunmore, right on Limerick then right on Dunmore again. Right on Ashton Club Blvd to the Clubhouse. A few volunteers are needed. Please contact Carolyn Bishop at 919-606-8844 or cbbishop61@gmail.com. Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Art’s Carts, Tessier Law Firm, and Southwood Garage Doors. LA ASHTONETTES By Gina Krall The LA Ashtonettes have lead the Christmas Parade for many years marching and twirling from the HFC to the Clubhouse. Any former majorettes are welcome to join for this year's parade. Text Gina at 443.783.6191 or email ginakrall@yahoo.com if you are interested. SCHEDULE YOUR 2022 ACTIVITIES AT THE HFC! Residents who currently have recurring activities booked at the HFC can renew them for the 2022 year DECEMBER 1 — 3. New reservations for activities in 2022 can be scheduled DECEMBER 6 — 8. Residents can show up between 8 am and 4 pm on the above corresponding days. There will be an hour lunch break for staff at 11 am. There will be an email blast sent out with more details.

Live Entertainment Returns to Lake Ashton! DUELING PIANOS FEBRUARY 25 Lake Ashton Presents 2022 FEATURED SHOWS 7 pm Showtimes Premium Tickets: $25 Regular Tickets: $20 Tickets on Sale January 4 at the Clubhouse Activities Desk STARS & STRIPES MAY 6 (Bring your Lake Ashton Resident Photo ID to purchase with Visa, MasterCard, or Check Payable to LACDD) Get your requests ready on FEBRUARY 25, and sing along to wild night of DUELING PIANOS where you decide the entertainment! KAZUAL will captivate your rhythmic senses by blending harmonious sound with their intoxicating vocals and dancing on APRIL 14! Travel back in time to the ‘60s on APRIL 22 with the PAISLEY CRAZE FLOWER POWER SPRING SHOW, a five-piece band playing the hits of the decade. JOHNNY WILD & THE DELIGHTS will pay tribute to veterans MAY 6 with STARS & STRIPES … a stirring evening of patriotic music, comedy, performance and spectacle. KAZUAL APRIL 14 PAISLEY CRAZE APRIL 22

CHILI/SOUP COOKS NEEDED! By David Harrison Cooks are needed for the Chili Cook-off sponsored by the LA Purple Stars team on January 28, 2022! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Donations of baked good are also needed, individually wrapped for the "dessert" table, which will have a separate sign up sheet. Tasting tickets are also on sale at the Activities Desk. Each cup of chili, soup, corn bread, drink & dessert is 1 ticket and all proceeds benefit the LA Purple Stars and the American Cancer Society. Don't miss this chance to warm up with many varieties of chili & soup. There will be judges for the "best" chili and prizes awarded for first and second place. Questions? Call David Harrison 863-326-6418. 2022 ENTERTAINMENT SERIES TICKET SALES New season tickets are on sale through December 10. at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Season tickets are sold only to Lake Ashton residents. If there are any individual tickets remaining, they will go on sale December 14. There is a limit of one ticket per person. Please have a Lake Ashton photo identification on hand to purchase tickets with Visa, MasterCard or check payable to LACDD. Contact the Clubhouse Activities Desk at 863.324.6032 with any questions about ticket sales or having a Lake Ashton ID issued. Season Ticket Prices: 5 pm Regular (rows K-X): $105 ($17.50 each) 5 pm Premium (rows A-J): $130 ($21.67 each) 8 pm Regular (rows K-X): $130 ($21.67 each) 8 pm Premium (rows A-J): $155 ($25.83 each) Residents get one ticket free when purchasing a season ticket compared to individual ticket prices below. Individual Ticket Prices: 5 pm Regular (rows K-X): $21 each 5 pm Premium (rows A-J): $26 each 8 pm Regular (rows K-X): $26 each 8 pm Premium (rows A-J): $31 each 28 CHILI & SOUP COOKOFF January 28, 2022 Clubhouse Ballroom 4 to 6 pm $10 DONATION FOR 12 TICKETS CHILI, SOUP, TOPPINGS, BREADS & DESSERTS! Sample delicious varieties of chili & soup made by Lake Ashton residents and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. L.A. PURPLE STARS


The Fall Festival October 30 was a great success. All games and activities were completely free thanks to sponsors Lake Howard Heights, Cornerstone Hospice, Matt Simpson with Edward Jones, Gessler Clinic, and Dundee Feed & Hardware. FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: HAPPY HOUR KARAOKE JANUARY 7, 2022 AT 3 PM AT THE HFC DISCO FEVER PARTY JANUARY 21, 2022 AT 7 PM AT THE HFC THE WEEK OF JANUARY 17, 2022 LAKE ASHTON’S 21ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! SEE THE INSERT IN THIS ISSUE FOR MORE INFO ON THE WEEKS’ EVENTS QUILT SHOW FEBRUARY 16, 2022 AT THE CLUBHOUSE WELCOME Dr Steven Reddick has been serving Lake Wales and surrounding areas for 35+ years. Our office offers services that included implants, crowns/ bridges, veneers, dentures/partials, root canal therapy, extractions, periodontal treatment, fillings and whitening. “ Gentle and kind. We have been patients for many years and highly recommend Dr Reddick. Ted and Louise Price Residents of Lake Aston OFFICE HOURS Monday - Wednesday: 7-5 Thursday: 7-4 OFFICE: (863)676-6507 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 NEW PATIENT For Patients Without Insurance $ ” 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. Patients with Dental Insurance: Our office will file services to your primary insurance provider and will accept the insurance payment only. You will not be billed for the difference for the services mentioned above, for this special promotion only. Dental Insurance accepted: Our office accepts and works with most major dental insurance companies. We will file your primary insurance claim, and answer any questions you have about your plan. We offer Implant consultatons at no charge. 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. DECEMBER’S EVENTS Join Us For Our Cooking Class December 8th Christmas Eve Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Weekly Entertainment Includes: December 3rd December 5th December 12th - Karaoke with Wayne - Fun Day with Mickinzie - Fun Day with Carlos and Company December 24th December 31st HOLIDAY HOURS - Closed - Closed - Open for Lunch - Closed for Dinner December 25th - Open for Lunch - Closed for Dinner January 1st www.ashtontapandgrill.com

SPORTS TRIVIA SPAGHETTI SOCIAL Do you know who dropped a ground ball causing the Boston Red Sox to lose the 1986 World Series? If so, get a team of no more than eight together for Sports Trivia on January 12 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Come up with great team name, and see who the real sports buffs are. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or the online sign-up form. January 19 Stop by the Ballroom Kitchen 30 minutes prior to each movie showing! Join friends and neighbors for a casual Spaghetti Social on January 5 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse! For $10 you will get a delicious plate of spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, and a cannoli. Tickets go on sale at the Clubhouse Activities Desk December 6 after Monday Coffee. 2022 FINE ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW Calling all Lake Ashton Artists and Photographers! The 14th Annual Lake Ashton Fine Arts & Photography Show will take place March 5, 2022 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Thanks to some wonderful sponsors there is no fee to enter your work. The show is free to all Lake Ashton residents to attend, and refreshments will be provided. Applications will be available in January at the Clubhouse Activities Desk along with detailed instructions. There will be a general informational meeting in February. There are so many talented residents here so this should be a great show. 31 National Popcorn Day GET A BAG OF FREE POPCORN!

GOLF LAMGA By Paul Fichtman During November the LAMGA held board nominations and the election for three open board seats. The 2021 LAMGA season will conclude with an annual meeting luncheon in the form of a Beef and Chicken Fajita Bar immediately following the regular weekly event December 1. The winners of the Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge will be recognized and the 2022 Board will be introduced to all members. The LAMGA gives hearty thanks to the entire Pro Shop and Eagle’s Nest staffs for doing such a great job helping to make the 2021 season another rousing success. The LAMGA hosted a Vendor Appreciation Day and Luncheon October 27 to honor the top six sponsors for the 2021 Member-Guest Tournament. Burris Warner with Amerity Financial, Mark Hogan from Snowbird Heating and Cooling, Art Hobson of Art’s Golf Cars, Chris Bruser-Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Mutual of Omaha, Justin Hoagland of Red Hoagland Hyundai and Mike Kriegelski of A+ Realty were all recognized. When you are in need of any service or product, please support these sponsors with your business. All sponsors are listed on the LAMGA web site, lakeashtonliving.com, and Talk of Lake Ashton. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge concluded October 31. The top four winners were Mike Kriegelski – 1st; Donn Yasz – 2nd; Tom Murphy – 3rd and; Jim Ford – 4th. They will receive $80, $60, $40 and $20 respectively in Pro Shop credits. A special thanks to Red Hoagland Hyundai for sponsoring this popular contest again in 2021. The LAMGA 2022 season starts January 1, 2022. Membership Applications are available in the Pro Shop. At only $25 per year, LAMGA membership is one of the best bargains in Lake Ashton. Sign up for the new season as soon as possible so that you do not miss out on any of the great events planned for next year. The December schedule includes: December 1st – Pick Your Partner, 2 man Best Ball (Annual Meeting luncheon is included); December 8th – Individual Quota Points; December 15th – Pick Your 10 Holes that will Count; December 22nd – Pick Your Partner, 2 Man Best Ball and; December 29th – Pick Your Partner, 2 Man 9 Hole Scramble & 9 Hole Modified Alternating Shot. LA NINERS By Diane Struble November 2021 was a whirlwind of fun activities for the Niners. November 3rd was the second week of the fall drive for the senior orphans of Polk County - manageable size cleaning supplies were requested. Bev Cornelius was very grateful for the support and a huge THANK YOU for all who participated. In the spring there will be the opportunity once again to help senior orphans. What a great way to lend a helping hand to those who have an income of less than $800 per month. The Niners also participated in the Nightmare on the Lake Haunted House. Everyone who came through had lots of laughs, a few scares, and plenty of candy. The Pink Ribbon Tournament on November 9 gave 250+ golfers a fun day of golf, fellowship and memories with all proceeds going to the Watson Clinic in Lakeland. The Niners had nearly two-thirds of the members participate in the event. The holiday luncheon is December 7 — old fashioned food, fellowship, and a few surprises is a great way to start your holiday season. Anyone interested in joining the Niners can call Karen at 207-451-0143.

LALGA By Lydia Fichtman November flew by with incredible successes for t he LALGA . F i r s t , congr a tu l a t ions to Jackie Tress ler for organizing the first LALGA Meet and Greet. It was a total success. Everyone had fun playing games and mixing. Next, the Pink Ribbon Kick-Off, Dance and Golf Tournament were tremendous achievements raising over $30,000 for the Watson Clinic Foundation. Congratulations to Kim Kutsch, Lydia Fichtman and the entire committee for their endless energy and dedication to this cause. A special shout-out to all the participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers! It could not have been done without you! November 16 was Opening Day featuring a super fun Step Aside Scramble and luncheon at the Nest. Again, cheers to Jackie Tressler, Margie Dersham and the opening day committee for setting this up. Finally, We Care for Kids brought in over 500 pounds of food for the annual food drive. Lake Ashton’s generosity never fails to disappoint! Kudos to Nancy Zografos for her leadership of this activity. Thank you Lake Ashton for your support of all these events! The Pink Ribbon committee, in this article, would like to thank the following businesses for their donation in support of the tournament. When in need of one of their products or services, please patronize them: 4imprint, A+ Realty, ABC Liquors, Alarm Technology, Alligator Cove Airboat, Alligator Unlimited Airboat, Amerity Financial – Burris Warner, Amy’s Cards & Gifts, Anita Piasecki – LA Realty, Art’s Cars, Ashton Tap & Grill, Ba Dah Bling Paparazzi Accessories, Bargain Carts, Beauty by Anais, Beef O’ Brady’s - Lake Wales, Beef O’ Brady’s - Winter Haven, Benihana, and Best Nail. The members of the LALGA wish all of you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year. May 2022 be brighter, better and healthier than 2021! 32 Meet Gina Martine If you have not yet met the energizer bunny then you haven’t met Gina Martine. Gina was born and raised in We s t Vi rg i n i a , and wa s e d u c a t e d a t M a r s h a l l University and West Virginia University. She was an educator at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels and holds multiple degrees. She met her husband Al at a dance at the Elks Club and they will be married 32 years this Thanksgiving Day. They have a son, a stepson and two grandchildren ages 4 and 10. She has been a snowbird since 2019 in Lake Ashton and has owned several homes, renovating each one. She is the true “energizer bunny.” She fell in love with the entrance to Lake Ashton, and feels like she is living in Paradise. “The people are friendly and I have met so many good people through golf,” according to Gina. She loves golfing and only started playing seven years ago. Sharon Woods invited her to play with the LALGA and voilà, she is a member! Gina has many hobbies but her face lights up when talking about cruising. Both she and Al love to cruise and have enjoyed visiting many unique countries and cultures. In addition to cruising and golf, Gina LOVES the weather in Florida, dancing, reading, socializing with friends and walking. Welcome to Lake Ashton, Gina! The LALGA is glad you have decided to join in the fun!

CLUBS BOLLA By Pat Neaves Fall has been a busy time for the BOLLA group. Winter members have been returning and blankets are being created and delivered to children in Polk County. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the Canadian members soon. BOLLA is thankful for the Quilter’s Group and Sew What for their continued support. Lake Ashton has become home to many new residents. Any resident is welcome to join the group. If you can tie a knot, you are needed! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! CREATIVE QUILTERS By Marsha Martin The Creative Quilters meet every Tuesday afternoon at 1 pm in the HFC Craft Room with Show and Tell beginning at 1:15 each week. The quilters are busily getting ready for the holidays making many different quilted gifts for friends and family. The third Tuesday of each month there is a group project that is easy and fun. The quilters are starting to prepare for the Creative Quilters and Friends quilt show on February 16, 2022. The last show was two years ago so there will be many new and different quilts to come and see! Quilters of all skill levels are invited to join on Tuesdays. Please call Marsha Martin at 406-788-8087 or email at Mkmartin409@yahoo.com with any questions. CAMERA CLUB By Larry Hillock As life returns to normal, Camera Club activities can do the same. The next meeting is December 13 at 10:30 am in the Cinema. Carl Boast will share his presentation entitled "Waterfalls, Whales and Bears Oh My!" The club is currently in the process of scheduling additional guest speakers and outings. There is a photo op scheduled with the Living Waters boat cruises in February. At each meeting, members are encouraged to bring along some of their favorite photos on a USB drive to share with members. The Camera Club is open to all Lake Ashton residents with all skill levels. You don't need a fancy camera to take great pictures; remember the best camera is the one you have with you. The club meets the second Monday of each month through May. LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting on December 2 via Zoom and inperson at the HFC. Holiday social time will be from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share and a beverage of choice. The General meeting and Zoom will start at 4:45. The December speaker is Catherine Price, Chair of the Polk County Democrats. Catherine will provide an update on their programs and plans to lead clubs in their activities for 2022-2024. Officer nominations will also be accepted for Vice President, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and two board seats to be elected at theJanuary meeting. E-mail lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com for more information.

BOCCE BALL By Vicki Creek Howard explains how the pieces move and gives an introduction to the game. Questions? Contact Gina at 443-783-6191 or standbys@yahoo.com. DUPL ICATE BRIDGE By Don Fuller Community Bocce Ball continues to be a very popular sport at Lake A s h t o n . F o r a n introductory lesson and to learn the Lake Ashton Community Bocce Rules please contact Carl and L i n d a B o a s t a t 540-297-7336. Community Play is every Monday Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am. “Many a friendship is made on the bocce courts!” Hope to see you there! Pictured: Community Bocce Play, Bill Reibl gets a bocce +3 =5 pts, and brand new bocce balls! INTRODUCTION TO CHESS By Gina Krall The Chess Club will be presenting an Introduction to Chess class, taught by Howard Mayne. Participants will gather around the outdoor chess board at the Clubhouse on December 3 at 1 pm while 36 A duplicate bridge game is held every Monday in the Ballroom from 12:45pm until approximately 3:30pm. Players of all levels are welcome. Advance sign up is encouraged using the duplicate bridge notebook on the ballroom display wall. A partner is required. For assistance finding a partner email Dfuller627@yahoo.com. Recent results were: October 25: 1st Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd Margot & Keith Stevens, 3rd Jim Ford & Don Fuller November 1: 1st Graham Littlehales & Mary Lois Teyssier, 2nd Dana Cunningham & Don Fuller, 3rd Dana Griffiths & Maureen Ziegler November 8: 1st Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd Tom Fleming & Graham Littlehales, 3rd Mary Lois Teyssier and Ann Murphey November 15: 1st Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd Nelda Sedlacek and Pauline Pare, 3rd Jim Ford & Don Fuller TUESDAY PARTY BRIDGE By George Rogers The new time for Tuesday Party Bridge is now 1:45 pm in the Clubhouse Card Room. Congratulations to October/November top scorers. (in order) October 19: Nancy Gray, Ralph Ritter, Howard Mayne, Liz Leigh October 26: Char Walter, Jeannine Connors, Mafie Walker, George Rogers November 2: Maureen Ziegler, Jeannine Connors, Char Walter, Chip Inman November 9: Howard Mayne, Liz Leigh, Maureen Ziegler, Jeannine Connors New players are welcome. Please contact George Rogers a t 4 1 9 - 7 0 8 - 3 3 2 0 o r georgerogers4321@gmail.com.

LAKE ASHTON GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis The Lake Ashton Garden Club Team are pleased to announce an informational presentation on how to care and maintain Christmas cactus' or other cacti. The guest speaker, Gene, the bare foot gardener, will be presenting useful techniques on how to care and make the most of your cactus. The presentation will be held at the Pavilion on December 14 at 10 am. Gene has been a wonderful source of information in the past. Here's an opportunity to ask questions about a low maintenance plant. Members and non-members welcomed! GENEOLOGY CLUB By Jane Imparl The Genealogy Club welcomed four new members last month and is looking forward to welcoming more this month at the next meeting in the HFC Craft Room December 8 from 2 to 3:30 pm. If you’d like, please bring your laptop/tablet with you and we’ll answer your questions and try to make your search easier. The camaraderie and help from the group is undeniable. Hope to see you on December 8. For more information, call Jane Imparl at 815-545-6655. SINGLES GROUP By Maureen Ziegler 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 November, the group of over 20 discussed several planned outings and get togethers. The group had a wonderful time touring the Tampa Aquarium in October (pictured). Discussions in November included a Christmas get together, Wine and Cheese Social at the Pavilion 37 and a luncheon at the Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park in January. Donations are still being collected to provide gifts to Senior Orphans. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on December 5 in the Clubhouse Craft Room and Card Room. LAKE ASHTON TRAVELERS By Maureen Sim Happy Holidays from the Lake Ashton Travelers. The Travelers are a very active RV group that meets every Tuesday in the Clubhouse Ballroom to share experiences and stories and to enjoy the camaraderie. In fact, the Travelers are the largest FMCA chapter in the Southeast United States! All RVers are welcome, whether you have a trailer, 5th wheel, Class A, B or C motorhome. Rallies are held October to May as well as many other activities and services all year round. If you’d like to find out more about our group, please join the group any Tuesday afternoon for one of the informal social gatherings in the Ballroom from 3:30 to 5 pm (cash bar available).

LA REPUBLICANS By Brenda Bush-Sayre LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg The Lake Ashton Republican Club will host a Christmas Party on December 11 at the HFC. The party will begin with cocktails at 4:30 pm. A cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available. All party guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a girl or boy for the purpose of local donation in Polk County. Please RSVP to Brenda Bush-Sayre, bbs1954@icloud.com,813-313-9911. The browns, oranges, and yellows of Fall are being replaced by the greens and reds of Christmas and the blues and whites of Hanukkah. Lake Ashton residents are decorating their homes and community to celebrate and LA Rockers are busily painting holiday rocks to donate to a local nursing home and to hide throughout Lake Ashton. Hope that you are one of the lucky ones who finds a beautiful treasure to keep or pass on. If you are looking to get together, make friends, and learn something different, come to the HFC ballroom on alternate Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm to meet a great group of people and learn to paint rocks. It’s free! No need for first timers to make a huge investment for supplies — you can borrow what you need. Upcoming meetings will be December 1, 15 and 29. Join the Facebook group "LA Rockers" or contact MJ Richards or Alice Mayer to let them know you are coming. LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves There will be no December meeting. THANK YOU LAVA AUXILIARY AND LAKE ASHTON NEIGHBORS! The Craft Fair was a tremendous success! Many stopped by as they were leaving (bags in hand) to say how much they enjoyed attending the Craft Fair. Vendors were extremely pleased as well. More than 17 have signed up for next year! Thanks to the bakers who provided their homemade baked goods. The Bake Shop was a tremendous success. Thank you to LAVA for their support with parking and helping vendors bring in their goods to set up their booth. May you be blessed with making happy memories this holiday season. Keep in prayer members of the military who will not be with family this season.

LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Pictured are a few members of the LA Swim Club during one of our occasional Wacky Wednesdays. The club tries to make swim workouts fun. On Wacky days, no one swims anything normal, and swimmers are encouraged to dress wacky, too. Everyone still gets a good workout. The group wishes fast swims to those who have qualified to represent Lake Ashton in the Florida Senior Games Swimming Championships in Ft. Lauderdale in December! GO State Games swimmers! Special notice to all residents 50 & over. Right after the holidays a new Senior Games season begins. Almost every month from January to December there is a senior games swim meet somewhere in Florida. Those club members who use competition as a way to stay motivated to stay fit are leaning toward several meets each year that are within reasonable driving distance. Most are preparing to participate in our own Polk County Games at the end of February or beginning of March (to be announced soon). For those not familiar, Senior Games Swimming offers 14 events of varying distances from 50 to 500 yards. All events are divided by gender and age groups (divided into 5 year increments). Medals are awarded for the top 3 finishers in each. The club would like to take a big team to the Polk County Games this year to show the organizers (and sponsors) that what they do is appreciated, especially since many games were cancelled last year due to COVID. So, whether you train with this group or on your own, it would be nice to enter as a Lake Ashton team. If you are interested, please contact Coach Sandy via e-mail at sandyw1994@aol.com or call 302- 383-7176. Everyone is invited to come get in shape and have fun with the club. Organized workouts are held Mondays at 6 pm, Wednesdays at 1:45 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am at the HFC Indoor Pool. LAKE ASHTON PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION By Calvin Eakins Meet the Board Officers of the Lake Ashton Pickleball Association (LAPA): President, Calvin Eakins Vice President, Chuck Caesar Treasurer, Lisa Savala Pickleball is a worldwide, fast growing sport, for all ages, with 4.5 million people playing in the United States. Here at Lake Ashton, the LAPA has approximately 150 members. The Association is growing fast as more people become interested in this sport and new residents arrive. To join LAPA, go to the Clubhouse with a check, (no cash or credit cards) made out to LAPA for $10 for a year membership. You don’t have to be a member to play, but the funds help the LAPA. This money is used to provide balls, paddle holders, wind socks and other supplies as needed. You will also receive email blasts concerning anything related to LAPA. The pickleball courts are an amenity of Lake Ashton, but the LAIICDD doesn’t supply equipment for pickleball. There are currently four courts on the West side of Lake Ashton, next to the HFC. Everyone is welcome to learn and play. Calvin occasionally gives lessons. Just watch for email blasts and look in the LA Times for future dates. You could also come down to Courts 1 and 2 and watch beginner play on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7:30 to 9 am. Open play is every day on all courts starting at 7:30 am, except for those times set aside for beginners on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open play is when everyone mixes playing with everyone on the courts, all levels of play. If you have a group that you want to play with, it should be after 10 am. If you want to use more than one court, please check with Calvin or one of the other board members to make sure they are open, and not scheduled for ladies or men teams practice, or another group play. Looking forward to seeing you on the courts!

MIND&BODY CLUBHOUSE FITNESS CENTER ORIENTATION January 10 at 1 pm. Please sign up on online form or at Clubhouse Ballroom. the information wall in the FABRIC ORIGAMI ORNAMENT MAKING CLASS Adorn your tree with a unique Holiday ornament hand-made by you! Join Alice Mayer as she teaches how to make fabric origami ornaments on December 7 at 11 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. The cost is only $2! Sign up for this one-of-akind class at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. HOLIDAY WINE GLASS PAINTING Create your own Holiday wine glass, hand-painted by you! For $35, each painter will be receiving stepby-step instructions to create two permanent, washable, and beautifully decorated wine glasses. The instructor will supply each painter with two wine glasses and all enamel acrylic paints and brushes needed. This event will take place on December 3 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Stop by the Activities Desk with a check made out to WNC of Tampa to reserve your spot. 40 CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING CLASS Get in the Holiday Spirit and celebrate National Christmas Card Day by making your own beautiful greeting card! All instruction and necessary supplies will be provided for $10, payable at the class. Join in on the fun in the Clubhouse Craft Room on December 9 at either 11:30 am or 2 pm, please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online sign-up form. Call Karen at 863-875-8414 with any questions. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr December 11 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Topic: Fun in Paradise Cost $35 — payable at class WINTER BEADING CRAFT Join Valerie Fetcho from The Art of Beading on December 22 at 1 pm as she teaches how to craft a beaded snowflake ornament. All necessary supplies will be available at the class for only $2 per person! Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with either cash or check (LACDD). EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY! Explore the medium of water color with guest artist Freddie Combs. Join the group for day long workshops in water color techniques on: January 14, February 18, March 18 For registration, supply list and information, contact the HFC Activities Desk (863 595-1562 or email kfunk@lakeashton2cdd.com) 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.

LAKE ASHTON CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES ( LACES) "Lace up" and come down to the Clubhouse Ballroom for a series of monthly classes aimed at enriching the mind, body, and spirit. The series starts on December 8 in the Clubhouse Ballroom with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County pushing residents to think "Beyond Quinoa" and explore the rich flavors, textures, and benefits of the other delicious whole grain options such as millet, amaranth, farro, teff, and buckwheat. Enjoy learning about the grains and then experience a food demonstration and tasting of dishes highlighting these delightful and nutritious foods. SAVE THE DATE for the January class with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County celebrating Florida Arbor Day (a little later) with Shannon Carnavale presenting "Community Forestry and Urban Tree Canopy”. DANCE CLASSES Instructor: Cheryl Winchester Mondays 9 to 10 am in the HFC Basketball Court Promises to be filled with fun, no previous experience needed! Come when you can, relax and exercise while having fun! Hope you see you there! IMPROVER LINE DANCING Instructor: Ann Ludwick Date & Time: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Location: Clubhouse Ballroom CPR CLASS Learn how to perform CPR with Polk County Fire Rescue on December 15 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This class provides hands-only chest compression CPR and AED training designed to save the lives of people in sudden cardiac arrest. Residents will learn these life-saving tips with handson training, a presentation, and an educational video. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online sign-up form. W.A.V. E . Instructor: Sue Fitzgerald, certified AFAA, ACE and ASFA (904.566.2846) Water Aerobics with Variety for Everyone will be held Saturdays at 3 pm in the HFC Indoor pool. Water fitness programs provide low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water offers a natural resistance which can help strengthen your muscles. Aquatic exercise can have several health benefits such as improved heart health, reduced stress and improved muscular endurance and strength. And it is fun! Ladies and Gentlemen are welcome! There is no pre sign-up required nor is there a fee for this class. Bring a friend and see you at the pool! Class duration is 45 minutes. 41

YOGA SHARE Participate in yoga to DVDs on Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up in advance at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Questions? Call Sally Winfrey at 863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815. BACK TO THE BAS ICS ! This December, an exercise class will be going “back to the basics.” Instructor Laurie Heverly will be providing a 45-minute exercise class on Fridays at 9 am. This class will include a full cardio workout with some weights, bars, and balls. This class will incorporate a little of every class she currently teaches like Triple B, and We Got the Beat! Feel free to stop by the HFC to try out this great class! ONSPOT DERMATOLOGY OnSpot is a mobile, full-service dermatology practice with four full examination rooms that will be located in the HFC parking lot. They provide skin cancer screenings, MOHS surgery, biopsies, liquid nitrogen and mole removals, cosmetic dermatology, and more. They accept all major insurance including Medicare and Medicaid. OnSpot Dermatology will be at the HFC for the first time on January 21. More information will be provided in an email blast closer to the date. CHEF’SSpecial December 8 at 5 pm Pulled brisket tacos with a key lime sorbet margarita $15 per person The class is reserved for the first 32 residents to sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk! ASTRONOMY NIGHT It’s December; so what was the “Christmas Star”? A Comet? A Planetary Conjunction? A Super Nova? Or Something Supernatural? And what about the manger? Come find out on December 11 at 7 pm in the Cinema. The president of the Imperial Polk Astronomical Society, Cleve, will lead the discussion. Sign up using the online sign-up form or on the activities wall in the Ballroom, as space is limited to 55 people. CALLING ALL TAPPERS! Do you tap dance? Did you tap dance years ago and now hear yourself saying, “Boy, I wish I could tap dance again.” Well, you can! Come join the Tap Jammers. They meet every Friday at 10 am in the HFC Sport Court. The goal of Tap Jammers is to review steps, refine technique, and share fun camaraderie. You don’t have to be an accomplished tap dancer to participate, but you must have basic knowledge of tap dancing. Please note: this is not for the beginner level tap dancer. For more information, please contact Tap Jammer Facilitator Julie Bombard at jbombard73@gmail.com. MEN’S BIBLE STUDY The Men’s Bible Study would like to welcome back snowbirds and new residents, and invite you to join the weekly meetings every Tuesday. Fellowship is from 10 to 10:30 am with discussion from 10:30 to noon. The group is non-denominational, with a goal of helping people to grow in understanding the Bible. The group meets face-to-face at the HFC and offer a Zoom connection for those who prefer not to meet face-to-face. Currently stories from the Old Testament are being studied. Verses are read and questions pertaining to the story are discussed. There is an open, positive, educational, and voluntary dialogue. You don’t need to be a theologian to join. You’ll find that as you examine your faith, you learn more about God & yourself. Please contact Bob Ring at 734-674-7196, bobring42297@gmail.com, or Jim Brendemuehl, 815-343-5727, jcbrendem@gmail.com. COOKING CLASS

masquerade NEW YEAR’s EVE in the ballroom December 31, 2021 Cocktail Hour 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Tickets: $50 Ticket Price Includes: Plated Meal: Salad, Prime Rib or icken Piccata, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Dinner Roll, Tangerine Chocolate Semifreddo Coffee Bar & Cash Bar Champagne Toast at Midnight ertainment, Dancing & Photo Booth Purchase tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with Visa, MasterCard, or check payable to LACDD. et staff know of dietary restrictions at time of purchase.

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