HOMELESS GRADUATING SENIORS By Doris Reisinger Don’t miss Monday Coffee on March 13, as Vickie Griffiths will be in attendance for her presentation. She will also be bringing a special guest, Julio Caba, who was homeless in high school but went on to a very successful career with help from people who cared. He now comes back every year to speak at the graduation party for these homeless students. He will also speak about another more recent success story from Polk County! The count of homeless students graduating this year is 135, of which 50 have no family! Make sure and sign the banner of congratulations. Any donation large or small is greatly appreciated. Checks, gift cards or domestic items can be dropped off at the Clubhouse or HFC Activities Offices, or you can contact Doris directly at miker0343@yahoo.com or 217-652-6636. THOMPSON NURSERY ROAD CLEANUP By Linda Sandel A Lake Ashton quarterly litter clean-up event is scheduled for Thompson Nursery Road from Hwy. 27 to County Road 653 on February 23 at 9 am. Please meet at the Clubhouse Ballroom to pick up safety vests, trash bags, gloves and trash grabbers. Please sign-up at the Clubhouse Information Wall. ALL volunteers will receive a T-shirt and Bok Tower ticket. Have fun and get some exercise while keeping the community beautiful! If you have questions, contact Linda at 863-368-0699 or sandelly7@gmail.com. REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2023 POLK SENIOR GAMES TAKE CHARGE OF LIFE’S TRANSITIONS <#$3$* @4311"12 6"7"12 A('#$# 5 )"44# 6&12 A*(0 B3(* C*="/3"= @4311"12 D##*$ @(&$*/$"&1 @(&+3$* 63E* D#F$&1 >*#"=*1$ !"#"$ &'( )*+#"$* ,&( -./&0"12 !"($'34 5 6"7* 8*0"13(#9 :*;# 5 <='/3$"&134 >*#&'(/*#? Denise R. Tessier, Esq. 863.220.7927 Office | 863.225.2244 Direct Info@TessierLawFirm.com !!!"#$%%&$'()!*&'+",-+ 1375 Havendale Blvd. NW | Winter Haven, FL 33881 Register NOW for the 30th Annual Polk Senior Games scheduled for February 25 – March 11 at various sites throughout the county. There’s something for everyone – Archery, Basketball Shooting, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards, Bocce, Bowling including Team Bowling, Bridge, Chess, Cribbage, Ballroom and Social Dancing, Darts, Euchre, Field Events, Fishing, Golf 18 Hole Singles, Mixed Doubles & Putt & Chip, Horseshoes, Lawn Bowling, Pepper, Pickleball, Punt Pass Kick, Racquetball, Road Race 5K, Scrabble, Senior Smarts, Shooting – Pistol, Rifle, Skeet, Sporting Clays & Trap, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, and Walking. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in each event by age group. Polk County residency is not required. Registration has begun and entries must be postmarked by February 10. All participants will receive a Senior Games T-shirt and are invited to a free health fair and closing ceremony held at The Lakeland Center to celebrate with family and friends. More information can be found online at polkseniorgames.org or you can send an email to polkseniorgames50@gmail.com. If you compete and/ or win a medal, send a picture and your information to valerie@lakeshtoncdd.com.

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