L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter July 2021 Simply the Best! CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY LAKE ASHTON STYLE! SEE P. 25 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Lake Ashton is a 55 and Older Deed Restricted Community 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 www.lakeashtoncdd.com

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NEWSLETTER STAFF JULY 2021 Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.6032 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES August Issue Deadline: July 14 • 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 C OFFEE Bring $2 — coffee and donuts are back! Monday Coffee begins at 9 am. JULY 5 - NO MONDAY COFFEE Clubhouse Offices and Activities Desk Closed for Independence Day JULY 12 Birthdays and Anniversaries Featured Speaker: City of Lake Wales Updates Featured Vendor - Christine Graves Insurance Bite Me Monday - donations of pet items for the Polk County Humane Society can be dropped off at the Clubhouse JULY 19 - NO MONDAY COFFEE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Peanut Butter Monday - donations of non-perishable food items for a local food pantry can be dropped off at the Clubhouse JULY 26 Blast from the Past with David Harrison ed Speaker - Circle of Friends, and CaptionCall - apply for a no-cost captioning phone Featured Vendors - Tessier Law Firm, Matthew Simpson with Edward Jones, and Gessler Clinic ASHTON TAP & GRILL IS DOING A PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR MONDAY COFFEE ATTENDEES JULY 26 AT 9 AM IN THE BALLROOM. TICKETS: $6 - PURCHASE AT THE CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES DESK BY JULY 23. CASH OR CHECK ONLY. MENU: 2 PANCAKES, SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE OR BACON, & COFFEE The Monthly Market will be on July 21 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Clubhouse West parking lot. A list of vendors will be emailed out the week of. Please call the Clubhouse Activities Desk for more information. NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL July 9 at 2 pm in the HFC IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 18 SAFETY 20 MOVIES 22 EVENTS 24 GOLF 28 CLUBS 32 MIND & BODY 37 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, July 16 at 9 am HFC LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, July 19 at 9:30 am Clubhouse Ballroom 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 Street NW, Winter Haven

LACDD NEWS Residents are enjoying the many activities and entertainment options offered and are excited to be out and enjoying time with friends and neighbors. Monday Coffee in June brought many smiling residents back for coffee, donuts, and reminiscing with neighbors. In this edition of the LA Times residents will find even more options to get out of the house and enjoy the community. From a Moon Landing celebration with the band Paisley Craze, entertainment on the Ashton Tap & Grill patio, karaoke, health seminars, and trivia, to a Fourth of July golf cart parade, Par 3 golf tournament, pool party, and indoor cookout, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. The Board of Supervisors met June 21 and approved several improvements to the Clubhouse. New amenity signage, the addition of rock to various landscaping beds around the Clubhouse and main entrance, and new chairs for the Game Room were all approved and will be in place as soon as possible. In response to the Focus 2025 survey, a designated smoking area was established by Supervisors (see p. 10) and staff is working on other maintenance and low cost improvements that were highlighted by residents in the survey. Please refer to the email blast sent June 23 for more information regarding the decisions made at the meeting. As always residents are encouraged to attend monthly CDD meetings to obtain first hand information. Ashton Tap & Grill will release a new menu on July 5. Be sure to stop by and try some of the new options. Stay tuned to media for the introduction of new specials starting in July and don't forget brunch on Sundays. Call 863-324-5810 to make a reservation today! BY CHRIS TINE WELLS, LA (LW) CDD COMM U N I TY D I R E C T O R Long days, short nights, afternoon thunderstorms, and flowers blooming bright … summer is officially here! Many residents are taking trips to visit family and friends while others are enjoying guests at Lake Ashton. It is great to see residents proudly showing their visitors the beautiful amenities and even more enjoyable to meet those who mean so much to them. Stop by either Activities Desk during operating hours to register any guests. When registering be sure to get a calendar of events so your visitors know what activities are happening during their stay. 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. LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONTA C T INFO 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 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: By Appointment

LAII CDD NEW S B Y MAR Y BOSMAN, LAIICDD COMMUNIT Y DIREC T OR The HFC is fully post COVID! Activities and events are the norm again. Staff is enjoying seeing residents again and catching up with residents who hadn’t been in the building in a while. With the summer heat, please don’t hesitate to come into the building for an air-conditioned walking/running trek around the Community Center. Heat exhaustion and even worse, heat stroke, can be avoided by doing so. We have added some new indoor/outdoor games and residents are really enjoying them! We are planning a corn hole tournament to be announced very soon, so get your team ready for some fun! Practice anytime. The Board is getting ready for the final budget approval for FY 2022 in August. Many hours of research and planning are done prior to this meeting and with the residents' best interests in mind. A lightning protection satellite device (the Golf Course has had the base set for years) has been approved and will be located outside the HFC Pool, for golfers, and other residents, but visible inside to swimmers as well. Automatic handicap door openers have been added to the restrooms inside the HFC. The Lake Ashton Connection is a monthly newsletter focusing on the activities and happenings at the HFC and Golf Course. It is not a formal publication, nor is it meant to compete in any way with the LA Times. Lake Ashton is growing and to meet the needs of all the residents, both the HFC and the Clubhouse share the idea that options LAIICDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CON TAC T I N F 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 Duff Hill, Assistant Secretary - Public Works & Budget, Pet Play Parks Office Hours: Mondays at 10:30 to noon, 863.875.4216, duffhill5429@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, and Transportation System Office Hours: Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm, 443.994.2939, cmckie@lakeashton2cdd.com are not the same as competition. Staff within both CDD’s work very hard to provide programming for everyone. Having different activities at both locations at the same time is extremely rare, but on those rare occasions, if viewed as opportunities for all to recreate or have options they shouldn’t be viewed as competition. For those of you who are vacationing away from Lake Ashton this summer, be safe, make memories and we look forward to your return. For those who go “up north,” have fun and make memories. We look forward to your return as well. For those residents who live full time here in Lake Ashton, enjoy the opportunities that both CDD’s have for you with events and fun things to do! We’ll help make some great memories here and think how great it will be to share all the memories when everyone returns!

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NEWS AT T E N T I O N : CL UB, GROUP AND AC T I V I T Y L E A D E R S 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 other times by appointment ASHTON TAP & GRILL: 11 am to 8 pm Daily HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm 7 days a week MEDIA CENTER NEWS The Ledger and Wall Street Journal are now available for residents to view in the Clubhouse Media Center. After reading please be sure to leave the newspapers in the Media Center for all to enjoy. DVDs are also available for residents to check out. The honor system is used for all check-outs so please be sure to return to the cart located near the closet door so other residents can enjoy them. Thank you to the volunteers that keep the Media Center neat and organized. This is an amenity that is used by many residents and the hard work of the volunteers is greatly appreciated. Please stop by the Clubhouse or email smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com to let Sheila know if your group will be going on summer hiatus, as well as the resume date in the fall. LAKE ASHTON TRIVIA How many streets can be found within Lake Ashton? See page 37 for the answer. NEW DESIGNATED SMOKING/VAPING AREA The Board of Supervisors voted to make the patio just outside of the Ballroom the designated smoking/vaping area at the Clubhouse for residents. The designated smoking area for employees is by the dumpster at the Clubhouse. Smoking/ Vaping is not permitted in any other area surrounding the Clubhouse including the Pet Play Park, Bocce Ball Courts, Shuffleboard Courts, Tennis Courts and Pavilion. Residents that see others smoking outside of the designated smoking areas should contact security at 863-324-7290.

PET POLICIES The Joint Amenity Facilities Policy states that dogs and all other pets (with the exception of service dogs) are not permitted at Amenity Facilities. In the event a special event is held, as previously approved by the Amenity Manager, and dogs are permitted as part of the special event, they must be leashed. Please refrain from bringing any pet (with the exception of service dogs) with you when coming to the Clubhouse Amenities. Dogs must also be leashed at all times in the community, with the exception of while at the Pet Play Parks. JOINT AMENIT Y F A CILITIES POLIC Y HIGHLIGHT Each month an excerpt from the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy will be featured in the LA Times. Since it is getting hotter outside and more residents will looking to exercise indoors, this month outlines the use of the Fitness Centers at the Clubhouse and HFC. The full Joint Amenity Faci l ities Pol icy can be found onl ine at lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com under "Additional District Documents”. Questions can be directed to Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or Mary Bosman, LAII (WH) CDD Community Director (mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com). 1. Fitness centers are open daily during normal operating hours. 2. Patrons are encouraged to receive training on the apparatus before utilizing equipment 3. Each facility provides televisions for Patrons. Please be considerate when setting volume levels. 4. Individuals must be fourteen (14) years of age and older to use District Fitness Centers. Individuals 14-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 5. Food, including chewing gum, is not permitted within the District Fitness Centers. Beverages, however, are permitted in the Fitness Centers if contained in non-breakable containers with screwtop or sealed lids. 6. Appropriate attire and footwear (covering the entire foot) must be worn at all times in the District Fitness Centers. Appropriate attire includes teeshirts, tank tops, shorts, and/or athletic wear (no swimsuits). 7. Each individual is responsible for wiping off fitness equipment after use with the antiseptic wipes provided by the Districts. 8. Use of personal trainers is permitted in the District Fitness Centers with approval from the Amenity Manager. 9. Hand chalk is not permitted to be used in the District Fitness Centers. 10. Radios, tape players, MP3 players and CD players are not permitted unless they are personal units equipped with headphones. 11. No bags, gear, or jackets are permitted on the floor of the District Fitness Centers or on the fitness equipment. 12. Weights or other fitness equipment may not be removed from the District Fitness Centers. 13. Limit use of cardiovascular equipment to thirty (30) minutes and step aside between multiple sets on weight equipment if other persons are waiting. 14. Be respectful of others. Allow other Patrons and Guests to also use equipment, especially the cardiovascular equipment. 15. Replace weights to their proper location after use. 16. Free-weights are not to be dropped and should be placed only on the floor or on equipment made specifically for storage of the weights. 17. Any fitness program operated, established and run by the Amenity Manager may have priority over other users of the District Fitness Centers. CLUBHOUSE FITNESS CENTER ORIENTATION RETURNS! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form for a free introduction on how to use the cardio and strength equipment in the Clubhouse Fitness Center on July 14 at 1 pm.

BOOKMOBILE RETURNS! The Polk County Library Cooperative Bookmobile has returned and will be parked at the Clubhouse West Parking Lot on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15). New library membership is available to anyone owning or long-term renting in Lake Ashton, with photo ID and proof of address. Call 863.678.4004 for more information. TROPHY WALL Thank you to Clubhouse Facility Staff, Wayne, and Vickie Creek for installing a beautiful Trophy Wall near Ashton Lanes; it's a beautiful addition to the Clubhouse. Any groups that would like to display a trophy, plaque, medal, or photo please email Vicki Creek at vlcreek@gmail.com for more information. 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. LA NAME BADGES By Ann Boogher The blue and white Lake Ashton name badges are back. Forms are available at the Clubhouse and HFC Activities Desks. The Lake Ashton Purple Stars, affiliated with the American Cancer Society, will benefit from the sale of the badges. Fill out the form, attach your check payable to the LA Purple Stars, and return to either Activities Desk. Cost for the badges is $15 each and you have a choice of magnetic or pin attachment. Wearing a name badge helps us to remember the names of new and long-time residents alike. New Residents: Get Your Resident Photo Identification Cards Made at the Clubhouse Activities Desk Tuesdays: 11 am - 4 pm Wednesdays: 11 am - 4 pm Other Times By Appointment Bring a government-issued ID form and warranty deed. 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.

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INCIDENTS AT THE CLUBHOUSE Any incident that occurs at the Clubhouse or surrounding amenities should be immediately reported to the Club Office or Security. Security is available 24 hours a day (phone numbers on page 3). If reporting the incident immediately is not possible, please contact Christine Wells at 863.324.5457 as soon as you are able. It is important to document any incident, whether a substantial injury or a minor bruise. The process takes only about five minutes, and the information gathered is helpful in identifying potential areas that need attention. Remember to always call 9-1-1 first for all life threatening injuries and inform security and/or staff afterwards. LA WOODWORKERS KNIFE SHARPENING Bring your knives and scissors that need sharpening to the Wood Shop (located near the construction office/RV storage area off Dunmore Dr.) July 12 between 9 and 10 am. Please wrap in newspaper and identify with your name and telephone number. Thank you to everyone for supporting this fundraising project.

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LA LO O K S LAKE ASHTON (LAKE WALES) HOA CORNER Have you heard the HOA secured more services at less cost? Now, that’s a great combination and it is what’s happening with the hiring of the new management firm by the Lake Wales HOA! As of July 1 al l administrative responsibilities of the Lake Wales HOA are being handled by the Don Asher Group management firm. You will be receiving a welcome letter from the Asher firm letting you know they are on board and ready to serve. The new management firm will save the HOA about $25,000 per year rolling up the cost of former office manager duties and the cost of both the HOA website and financial software. Until the manager resigned in February the HOA was paying nearly $55,000 for the position. Now, with the Don Asher Group, the HOA will pay only $36,000 for more services than the HOA received from the former office manager and can eliminate the costs of website and financial software. In addition to all the legally required recordkeeping, the Don Asher firm will be handling the administration of all ARC requests for Lake Wales, all for less money. Members of the Lake Wales ARC will be approving or denying requests, but all other functions will be done by the management firm. That includes receiving the request, checking for completeness and making sure proper diagrams and descriptions are included in the request, and handing the request off for action by the ARC. The management firm will also be inspecting the community for architectural violations and sending residents reminders of violations. This will eliminate the necessity of ARC members confronting residents on ARC issues, as the violation process will be handled by the Asher firm. Accompanying this change to a professional management company will be some small changes in how you contact the Lake Wales HOA. There will be a new website name — all the information you want about the Lake Wales HOA will be located at lakeashtonhoa.org. All property owners in the Lake Wales portion of Lake Ashton are HOA members and should use this new website address to find all information relating to their individual HOA account. All general HOA documents, including governing documents, meeting minutes, ARC rules and all notices concerning the Lake Wales HOA can now be found on lakeashtonhoa.org. The HOA board is looking forward to smoother administrative operations at a cost savings to member s . More i nformat ion about the management company and how it will be working for you will be coming via future email blasts and articles in the LA Times newsletter.

SAFET Y N EIG HBORHOOD WAT C H 2021 NATIO NAL NIGHT OUT By Fay Wood, NW Chief National Night Out is an annual communitybuilding campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make Lake Ashton a safer, caring place to live. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community! This year the Lake Ashton National Night Out will be held August 3. A golf cart parade will take place at 7:30 pm starting at the HFC and ending at the Clubhouse. More information will be sent out by blast, so keep an eye open for them. Help make this National Night Out a special one and hopefully all of the great community will participate. See you there! NW SAFET Y TIPS By Fay Wood, NW Chief Are You a Distracted Driver? Most people know that texting and talking on the phone while driving are dangerous activities. But they aren’t the only things that can distract you while you’re driving. Dashboard infotainment systems, navigation tools and even passengers can easily take your focus off the road. Distracted driving is a deadly problem— thousands of deaths have occurred, according to statistics from National Highway & Traffic. Tips that can help you avoid distractions while driving: • Put it away: Place your phone out of sight to prevent temptation. • Know where you’re going: Set your navigation system before driving. • Pull over: If you must call or text while driving, safely pull off the road and stop. • Ask passengers for help: Ask a passenger to help navigate, make a call or send a message. • Don’t be a distraction yourself: Avoid calling or texting others when you know they are driving. • Use “do not disturb”: Many phones have settings that silence incoming calls and messages while your phone is synced with your car. WILDLIFE ALER T Female alligators build a m o u n d n e s t o f s o i l , 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 midAugust 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-totime 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 • If you encounter an alligator outside its natural habitat, call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 1-866FWC-GATOR (392-4286). • 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. Brochures about coexisting with alligators and crocodiles are available at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. The FWC has several rules that prohibit feeding wildlife, including bears, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, pelicans, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, and alligators.

CITIZEN’S ASSISTED PATROL By David Muller The Citizens' Assisted Patrol (CAP) is a service of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Lake Ashton is fortunate to have it in place. The benefit is for both Lake Ashton and the Sheriff's Office. The program is a patrol and report program and it is NOT a law enforcement or emergency medical assistance program. According to the Sheriff's Office, communities with a CAP program have less crime than communities without a program. CAP allows the Sheriff's Office to use its resources on more urgent activities such as investigations, serving warrants, traffic control, court appearances for pending criminal cases, in general, responding to "911" calls. Because of CAP, "manpower" is freed up for these activities and not allocated to patrol our community looking for crimes or urgent situations requiring police or other emergency services. The Sheriff's Office gets "free labor" using volunteers but it gives the training, identifiable garb (uniform) and patrol and communication equipment. Lake Ashton benefits by showing the residents there is a patrol and report program looking for "out of the norm" situations to report to the Sheriff's Office. It also shows "bad actors" or would be criminals that someone is out on our streets looking for them. Not knowing when a patrol will come makes bad actors think twice about committing crimes. CAP wants you! Please help out and email Mike Weissberg at lakeashtoncap@gmail.com and be a volunteer. Applications are also available at the Clubhouse and the HFC. You not only help out the community but enjoy saying hello to many of your neighbors (on the Sheriff's nickel)! SIGN UP FOR ALERT POLK Prepare yourself this hurricane season by signing up to receive emergency notifications from Alert Polk. Communication is key in any emergency and knowing what information to pay attention to can make a difference. Polk County uses the Alert Polk system to inform county residents about public safety threats and concerns. During situations which may affect the health, safety and welfare of Polk’s residents, official messages are sent to telephone numbers and email addresses within the affected geographic area. Emergency notifications include: • Tornadoes/severe weather • Mandatory evacuations • Boil water notifications • Gas leaks • Sexual predator relocation notices • Critical law enforcement notifications • Hurricanes & recovery information For more information, go to polk-county.net/EM, or call the Emergency Management division at (863) 298-7000.

MOVIES JULY 1 LAND 2021 | PG-13 | 1h 29min Thematic content, partial nudity, brief strong language. Edee (Robin Wright), in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew, and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again. JULY 6 — 8 SENIOR MOMENT 2021 | NR | 1h 37min Victor Martin (William Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher Lloyd) in tow. His life changes when his license is revoked for drag racing and his car impounded. Forced to take public transportation for the first time, he meets his polar opposite Caroline (Jean Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again as he goes up against the state's new DA to get back his license and car. JULY 13 — 15 THE ICE ROAD 2021 | PG-13 | 1h 48min Action, violence, some strong language. After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a 'big-rig' ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a 22 22 frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming. JULY 20 — 22 THE TOMORROW WAR 2021 | PG-13 | 1h 37min Thema t i c ma t e r i a l , s t rong language, intense sci-fi violence. The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet. JULY 27 — 29 DREAM HORSE 2021 | PG | 1h 53min Language and thematic elements. The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community. MOVIE TIMES: 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CAPACITY: 55

CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM (CLOSED CAPTIONED) & 3 PM (PLEASE NOTE NEW SHOWTIMES) MAY 7 JULY 2 THE MUSIC MAN 1962 | G | 2h 31min It doesn't get any better than this slice of Midwestern Americana: Charming con man Harold Hill (Robert Preston) wants to steal River City citizens' money with a "boys' band" scam, but finds it hard to skip town when lovely librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) steals his heart. Composer Meredith Willson's valentine to his own hometown packs great songs and wonderful performances from, among others, Buddy Hackett and a young Ron Howard. JULY 9 NATIONAL TREASURE 2004 | PG | 2h 11min Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his socalled colleague. JULY 16 THE PATRIOT 2000 | R | 2h 45min Widower Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) wants nothing more than to live in peace and farm his land, but when a cruel British officer brings the American Revolution to Martin's door and threatens what he cherishes most, the former war hero is 23 forced to take action. Also stars Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, and Joely Richardson. JULY 23 PREFONTAINE 1997 | PG | 1h 47min Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine (Jed Leto) was young, determined, seemingly unbeatable and bound for Olympic glory. But what he became in that quest for greatness has made him one of the biggest and most tragic sports stars in America. With the style of a documentary and the passion of a sports enthusiast, Steve James (Hoop Dreams) has allowed the world to view the legacy of one of the world's most spectacular -- and loved -- runners. JULY 30 ARMAGEDDON 1998 | PG-13 | 2h 33min When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. (Ben Affleck), who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter (Liv Tyler), until the mission proves otherwise.

EVENTS RELAY FOR LIFE By David Harrison The American Cancer Society will hold a rescheduled Relay For Life event July 16 at Venue 650 in Winter Haven. The LA Purple Stars are selling luminaries for a suggested minimum donation of $5, which includes a tea lite. The Purple Stars are asking all Lake Ashton residents to buy several bags, in order to place your bags on your driveway at 8 pm on July 7 to"Light up Lake Ashton” and honor those fighting cancer or remember those who lost their fight. The Purple Stars are also selling raffle tickets at Monday Coffee — $1 each or 6 for $5 for a beautiful basket, filled with hundreds of dollars of gift cards & merchandise, and two beautiful wreaths. Pay by cash or check made out to LA Purple Stars. Any questions call David Harrison at 863.326.6418. KARAOKE AT THE HFC Ready to let loose and sing some of your favorite songs? Well, your wait is almost over! The HFC is having a karaoke party July 23 in the Community Center at 7 pm. Tables (seating eight) are still available and can be reserved for $10 ahead of time. The entry fee is only $5 per person on the night of the event. Feel free to BYOB and snacks while you socialize with your fellow neighbors and have some long-overdue fun! 6’s Trivia JUL Y’S EVENTS NEW MENU & SPECIALS BEGINNING JULY  Weekly Entertainment Includes: July 11th July 25th - Carlos and Company - Quittin Time July 28th - Karaoke Join us Every Sunday for Brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pool Side Service DAILY DELIVERY SERVICES FROM 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. DELIVERY SPONSORED IN PART BY ART’S GOLF CARS www.ashtontapandgrill.com Break out the tie-dye and bell-bottoms, we are having a ‘60s Trivia night! The best-dressed team and the team with the most points will win a prize and will be featured in the August LA Times. Bring your ‘60s knowledge with you, questions will range from culture to politics and everything in between. Oh! And be prepared to name that tune! Our farout trivia night will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at 6 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Teams can range from 2 to 6 people, be sure to come up with a groovy name! Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or the online sign-up form. BOOK SIGNING Sonny Robinson, a Lake Ashton resident since 2002, will present his book Morning on Solomons in the Cinema on July 26 at 10:15 am. The book is composed of short stories relating to his recollections of true events from his early years growing up in Solomon's Island, Maryland. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Sonny will be available to answer questions and sign your copy. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form as limited seating is available.

4TH OF JULY weekend Celebration Friday, July 2: Show your patriotism with a wearable craft made by you! Join Valerie Fetcho of The Art of Beading in the Ballroom at 1 pm to learn how to make a beaded American Flag pin to wear. You will be able to make a red, white, and blue bracelet as well. Please sign up for this free event at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. Saturday, July 3: Enjoy fresh sliced watermelon and fruit-infused water while poolside along with fun summer games at the Clubhouse outdoor pool at 1 pm. Dancing to the summer tunes will be strongly encouraged as well! Please sign up for this free event at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. Sunday, July 4: It’s hot, so we are bringing the cookout in! Celebrate America with classic cookout foods prepared by Ashton Tap & Grill and rock out with Southbound Band. You get a burger, a hot dog, baked beans, corn on the cob, pasta salad, an ice cream sundae bar, iced tea, lemonade, and amazing live music all for $20! The fun will be from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Tickets are on sale at the Clubhouse Activities Desk and residents can now buy tickets for their guests. 4th of July Par 3 Scramble Pick Your Foursome — Shotgun start at 9 am on July 4. Cost: $22.50/person, includes lunch and prize purse. The most patriotic team will win lunch from the Pro Shop! Sign-up sheet is posted in the Pro Shop. Lunch Menu: Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, baked beans, and soft serve ice cream. 25 4th of July LA Rockers Fund Raiser By Peggy Vogt The LA Rockers have been busy painting the coolest rocks for the Lake Ashton Community to enjoy at the July 4th Annual Rock Show and Fundraiser, being held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. There are so many talented artists in this group, you will be amazed at the fun variety of painted rocks that will be on display! Everything from birds and butterflies, Florida nature, L.A. souvenir rocks, sports teams, children's rocks, "turtle garden art" and more. There will also be a "silent auction" for some of the most AMAZING rocks you won't want to miss! Please come out and help support your LA Rockers. Proceeds go towards paint supplies needed in order to continue the work throughout the community by painting and hiding "kindness" rocks, ”Welcome Rocks" for new residents, painting rocks for special events, fundraisers and for area nursing home residents. Lake Ashton Annual Fourth of July Parade 2021 By Jim Mecsics, LAVA Commander The Lake Ashton Veterans Association is presenting the Annual Fourth of July Parade. As in the past, classic cars and other conveyances (bicycles, etc.) are welcome as well as golf carts. Come join your Lake Ashton neighbors and decorate your carts, cars or whatever, and “parade” through the community on the morning of America’s Birthday. Sign-up sheets are at the HFC and Clubhouse Activities Desks. Line up for the parade will start at 9:30 am on July 4 at the HFC Parking Lot with the parade starting at 10. If you prefer not to decorate your cart, just come and join to celebrate the Fourth throughout Lake Ashton. There will be prizes for the best decorated carts or other vehicles. So, come on out Lake Ashton and celebrate Independence Day with a good oldfashioned parade … sort of. See you there!

Moon Landing Party Don’t miss this party taking place on the 52nd anniversary of the lunar landing, July 20 at 6 pm. Take “…one giant leap…” down to the Clubhouse Activities Desk to get your tickets for $20. See back cover for more details. Cheeseburgers in Paradise All Parrotheads are welcomed to join in for a little “Heaven on Earth with an onion slice” at the Cheeseburgers in Paradise party on August 13. Doors open at 5 pm, and the burger opens at 5:30. Enjoy an immersive Jimmy Buffett experience with themed decor, a burger bar, French fries, beer bucket CHEF’SSpecial The chefs at Ashton Tap & Grill are offering another cooking class on August 11 at 5 pm. Learn how to make Southwestern maple glazed salmon with pineapple salsa, asparagus, and corn muffin, and eat it too, all for $15! The class is reserved for the first 20 residents, so hurry down to the Clubhouse Activities Desk to sign up! specials, and a live DJ playing Jimmy Buffett (and other beach tunes) for $18 per person. Come Monday, July 12 to get your tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Remember, “It’s Five o'clock Somewhere!” Camp Lake Ashton jamboree This year’s Jamboree is going to be very different from last year. YOU will be the main attraction! The Jamboree, taking place on the last day of Camp Lake Ashton — Friday, August 27 at 4 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom — will be a talent show this year showcasing the very talented residents of Lake Ashton. Residents can perform stand-up comedy, sing, dance, whatever talent you would like to show, just show us what you’ve got! We have 20 slots for acts allotting five minutes per act, so be sure to sign up your talent act at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. There will also be a DIY trail mix bar, snacks, and a cash bar at the Jamboree. This is a free event, so come out and support your friends and neighbors as they take the stage! See page 27 for details on the week of fun planned at Camp Lake Ashton! UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CLUBHOUSE: SEPTEMBER 10: ROCK THE BLOCK NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY SEPTEMBER 29: OKTOBERFEST OCTOBER 30: FALL FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 20: LA CRUISE-IN DECEMBER 31: NEW YEAR’S EVE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE HFC: AUGUST 27: HAWAIIAN FETE SEPTEMBER 24: KARAOKE PARTY OCTOBER 1: OKTOBERFEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 29: HALLOWEEN PARTY COOKING CLASS

CAMP Camp Lake Ashton returns for its second year! Have all the fun of summer camp without leaving LA! Check out the schedule of activities below and sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. This week is completely free thanks to sponsors Matt Simpson of Edward Jones, Senior Insurance of Florida, Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, The Oasis Spa, Nick Toadvine of Guardian Wealth Management, and Gessler Clinic. LAKE ASHTON Schedule of Events  Monday, August 23 9 am Camp Kickoff and Camp Breakfast at Monday Coffee (First 40 people to sign up are free!) 9 am Tennis lesson with the LA Tennis group. 6:30 pm Campfire Marshmallow Roast on the Clubhouse Patio  Tuesday, August 24 8 am Find out how to play bocce ball with the LA Bocce Group 9:30 am Learn how to plant a beautiful garden with the LA Garden Club 11:30 am Make beaded sun-catchers with The Art of Beading group  Wednesday, August 25 • Kayaking with the Lake Ashton Kayak Group - You can bring your own kayak or canoe. Only 7 people per group if you aren't bringing your own. There will be a wait list. Bring a drink, snack or lunch. First Group: 8 am - 9:30 am 23 Second Group: 10:30 am - 12 pm 12:30 pm See live reptiles and learn about them at the Reptile Discovery Class in the Ballroom! 4 pm Enjoy camp camaraderie and dance to some great tunes at the camp pool party  Thursday, August 26 9:30 am Make your own tie-dyed t-shirt 1 pm Learn how to cook camp grill packs on the Pavilion grills with the chefs from Ashton Tap & Grill (limit 40 attendees)  Friday, August 27 10:30 am Outdoor water games 4 pm Camp Lake Ashton Jamboree, featuring a talent show and camp awards.  There will also be a weeklong scavenger hunt — pick up your scorecards at the Clubhouse Activities Desk August 23 and return by 1 pm on August 26. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SUMMER FUN? Summer Camp returns to LA! Check out the schedule of events and sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk.

GOLF UPD A TES FROM THE PRO SHOP By Ron LaVoie, General Manager The Membership for fiscal year 2020/2021 is 387 memberships which translate into 605 golfers. This is 114 more than prior year. There are 305 yearly members with 156 being couples and 149 are singles. There were 82 seasonal memberships, which is 18% to prior year. The Associate membership brought in 104 memberships with 39 being couples and 65 singles. New Home Membership now stands at 56 with hopes of converting 25% into full members. Overall dues were up 1.4% over prior year, but when you factor in the Associate Green Fees the club is up 8.1%. The orange tees on the West course have been changed so that it is now 3000 yards and will be rated this fall. Everyone can use them for a variety of reasons including older seniors on cart path only days, inviting neighbors out for a less intimidating round of golf, young kids when they visit during the season, or any member who would like to work on their short game. A par 3 course on the East will be set up for the Fourth of July tournament that will become permanent for the rest of the summer. Golf course maintenance has received new equipment! Two new greens mowers with two more on the way, a new rough unit and four new utility carts which were greatly needed. Golfers will be noticing a much better cut when they play. As we head into rainy season, please be aware, and avoid, all wet areas on the course. Fairways like 15 East and 11 West will be wet all summer no matter how much rain we receive and areas like front of 1 West and right of 17 East do the same. The membership has done a good job of riding two to a cart, especially our leagues and groups. The golf shop staff thanks all of you who have helped make this happen. Great fairways cannot be maintained with four carts in a group, so please partner-up when playing. Regarding Pro Shop emails, if you have checked all your folders and contacted the Pro Shop to ensure the correct email is on file, then the final move is to call Mary at the HFC. The Golf Committee members are Rolly Geyer, Mary Lopez, Vickie Andrew, and Bill Bothwell. If you would like anything discussed at one of the meetings, please reach out to one of them, or let Matt or the GM know what your concerns might be. Non-golfers who would like to receive notifications on course conditions and closures should add your name to the email list by contacting the Pro Shop at 863-326-1032. 28


LAMGA By Paul Fichtman The June highlight event was the 2-day LAMGA Open held June 9 and 10. This was a Ryder Cup style event that pitted half the field playing as the Red Team against the other half as the Blue Team. The Blue Team won the event by a score of 34½ to 31½ points. The event included breakfast on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2 in the Eagle’s Nest. Thanks to both the Pro Shop and Eagle’s Nest staffs for hosting and running a very successful event. Continuing to recognize the generous sponsors who support the annual Member-Guest tournament, this month the following Restaurants and Lawn and Landscaping Companies are featured along with another special thanks to Snowbird Heating & Cooling: Ashton Tap & Grill, Lake Wales Family Restaurant, Ovations, Schack’s Bar-B-Q, Sizzling Grill, Enriquez’s Lawn Service, Parker & Co. Lawn and Landscaping, and New Look Lawn Service. Please support them with your patronage. You can find a list of all our sponsors posted on the LAMGA web site, lakeashtonliving.com and Talk of Lake Ashton. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge Leader Board through the end of May includes Les Jacobsen - $120.10; Pat O’Neil - $108.25; Jim Ford - $105.75; Jack Farmer - $105.47; Mike Kriegelski - $103.25; J Ramalho - $96.22; Duff Hill - $92.10; Tom Murphy - $91.85; Gary Pagel - $86.50; and Donn Yasz - $86.35. Thanks again to Red Hoagland Hyundai for their continued sponsorship of this very popular year-long contest. The July schedule includes: July 7th – Best Net of 1 on Par 5s, 2 on Par 4s, 3 on Par 3s; July 14th – Pick Your Partner, Two Man Best Ball; July 21st – Individual Quota Points (field will be flighted); July 28th – Best Net of A&D Players, Best Net of B&C Players. Make sure you mark August 25th and 26th on your calendars for the very popular 2-day Team Ringer Tournament. This fun event is Pick Your Partner with Breakfast included on Day 1 and Lunch on Day 2. LA NINERS By Diane Struble With the rainy season here, the Niners have made it their goal to help preserve the beautiful courses by setting the example and encouraging others to do the following as well. • Checking morning email blasts for course conditions • Riding with 2 golfers per cart • Filling divots — be sure to keep your sand buckets full • Avoiding wet areas • Not driving golf carts on residents' lawns • Replacing ball marks, even if they are not yours • Only following the cart paths and 90-degree directives • Reporting any course damage you may see Courses have vastly improved,so everyone should do their part by being considerate, mindful, and keeping them in great shape. Please contact vice president Karen Ferrande at 207-451-0143 or kferrande@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to join in on the fun with the LA Niners. 30

LALGA By Lydia Fichtman The LALGA is looking for new members. If you are concerned about playing with the league, don’t be. This group is incredibly welcoming and is all about having fun. No one is on the LPGA Tour so there is no need to worry about being a scratch golfer. If you would like to try playing with the 18-hole league there is no obligation to join. Meet the incredible women involved with the league and play two rounds for free. Come out and enjoy the camaraderie and sportsmanship! Keep an eye out for a special blueprint from Kim Kutsch on how to speed up play and what is proper etiquette on the course. It should be coming out this month. Remember to hydrate out there! The summer in Florida is brutally hot! Have fun and see you on the links! Spotlight on Dianne Holman: Dianne grew up all over as her father was a career U.S. Army soldier. She spent most of her youth in Augusta, Georgia and, as her parents had annual passes to the Masters, she went yearly. She has six decades of Masters badges showcased on her lanai. She followed the golfers and “took for granted” her ability to walk the course. Dianne graduated from Butler High School and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Georgia Southern University in Health and Physical Education. She taught P.E. & Health and coached for 14 years in junior high school. She added school guidance counselor to her Masters from the University of Georgia & West Georgia University for her remaining 21 years in elementary and high schools. After retirement, Dianne became a Realtor for five years. Dianne has two daughters and eight grandchildren. Twenty-four years ago Dianne met Lee while coaching him on tennis. They obviously “hit it off” and were married. They are affectionately known as Lolli and Pop to the grandkids. Dianne and Lee originally were “birds” and moved onto Dunmore in 2017. In 2018, they decided to build on Pebble Beach and retire full-time to Lake Ashton. Unfortunately, Lee became ill and they stayed in Georgia until 2020 when they returned to their Lake Ashton home and sold their lake house in Georgia. Dianne is very athletic and plays pickleball, tennis and golf. She only started playing golf 15 years ago after retiring from education. She also loves water skiing. Dianne and Lee love to travel and cruise and have two cruises already booked for the future. They are members of the Corvette Club and are also professional barbecue judges for four different barbecue associations. According to Lee, Dianne is the “Best Caregiver and his Guardian Angel.” Welcome Dianne to Lake Ashton and the LALGA! SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OPEN Now If you would like to be listed here, contact valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com. ALL STAR GRILL 2019 SR 60 E., Lake Wales, FL 33898 (833) 679-9689, allstargrillfl.com Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am - 12 pm Happy Hour 2 - 7 pm Two time champions for best wings! Dine in or take out. Full bar with TVs, NFL Ticket, pool tables, darts, games. CHERRY POCKET STEAK N SEAFOOD SHAK 3100 Canal Rd., Lake Wales FL 33898 (863) 439-2031, www.cherrypocket.com Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-10 pm We offer Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Pick-Up, & Delivery THE CROOKED BASS GRILL & TAVERN 1010 N. Scenic Hwy., Babson Park, FL 33827 (863) 589-5887, crookedbass.com Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am-8 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-9 pm We serve delicious Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Salads, Chicken, Pork Chops, Pasta, Wings, AYCE Specials & a Full Liquor Bar. Ask about karaoke & live music.

CLUBS TUESDAY BRIDGE By George Rogers Last month winners in order are: May 18: George Rogers, Dee Mayne, Dick Dole, Lois Dole May 25: Judy Marine, Dick Dole, Dee Mayne, Howard Mayne June 1: Lois Dole, Ralph Ritter, Dee Mayne, Dick Dole June 8: Lois Dole, Ralph Ritter, Howard Mayne. New bridge players are warmly welcomed. Please contact George Rogers at 419-708-3320 or georgerogers4321@gmail.com to get added to the group. DUPLIC ATE BRIDGE By Don Fuller Duplicate Bridge players compete on Mondays from 12:30 to approximately 3:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Players of all abilities and experience are welcome. A partner is required. Recent Results: May 24: 1st – Marion Nelson & Dana Cunningham, 2nd – Sonny Robinson and Pat Foster, 3rd – Nelda Sedlacek & Lois Dole June 7: 1st – Jim Ford & Don Fuller, 2nd - Ralph Ritter & George Rogers, 3rd – Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson June 14th: 1st - Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd - Ralph Ritter & George Rogers, 3rd - Jim Ford & Don Fuller RACQUETBALL CLUB By George Rogers If you are interested in playing racketball on the HFC court, please contact George Rogers at 419.708.3320 or georgerogers4321@gmail.com, to set up an organizational meeting to set convenient days and times to play. SINGLES GROUP By Maureen Ziegler The LA Singles group plans activities for Lake Ashton residents who are single. The group usually meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom but this month will meet July 11 at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Card Room because the first Sunday is July 4. In May, the singles went to the rodeo at River Ranch. In June, the group made plans to cruise the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. If you would like to join in activities with other single individuals, attend the meeting on July 11. LA BELLES By Noreen Guy Greetings LA Belles! The first luncheon last month was a festive and happy occasion celebrating the ladies of Lake Ashton and welcoming new LA Belles! Everyone is finally back catching up with friends, sharing birthdays, anniversaries and with a few surprises from time-to-time. This month’s luncheon will be at the Sizzling Grill on July 28 at 1 pm. The sign-up sheet will be at the Clubhouse Activities Desk, along with the menu and cost (gratuities and tax included). After your selection make your check out to the LA Belles. Once again the Board looks forward to seeing everyone and to the new ladies of Lake Ashton … c’mon down and join!

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LA ROCS & PEBBLES POTLUCK By Amity Kokochak The next LA ROCS (Riviera, Oakmont, Colonial and Sawgrass) and “Pebbles” (6016-6048 Pebble Beach Blvd.) Social will be held on July 8 at 6 pm in the HFC Community Center. This is a potluck dinner so please bring an entrée, salad, side dish or dessert, large enough to serve eight people. Bring your own beverages, plates and utensils. Please RSVP by July 5 on the sign-up sheet located in the HFC Hallway, or by emailing Amity Kokochak at amitykokochak@gmail.com or texting 813-7195579. Please indicate what you are planning to bring! Thirty people attended on June 10. It was a nice opportunity for new residents to introduce themselves and tell everyone where they are from. Those who are currently building but have not actually moved into their new home are welcome to join as well. Looking forward to the next social and greeting more neighbors and new friends! The usual day is the second Thursday of the month, but if there is a change it will be in the LA Times and Talk of Lake Ashton. L AVA A U X I L I A R Y By Chris Graves SAVE THE DATE: THE CRAFT FAIR IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 The Craft Fair is a fundraiser which will benefit Veterans. All proceeds from the Craft Fair are earmarked for Habitat for Humanity’s “Tiny Homes for Veterans Project.” More than 40 vendors have already signed up and there will be lots of lotto money! There will be one raffle tree with three chances to win! Each winner will win $100 worth of scratch off lottery tickets! Please come support the veterans and take the opportunity to purchase unique, hand-crafted items including metal art work, crocheted items, not to mention you could be one of the lucky winners of a Lotto Tree and/or other raffle items. There will be no meetings in July and August. The next meeting will be September 15 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom near the front stage. Enjoy the Summer!

LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White This is an Olympic year and LA Swim Club members are excited to watch the upcoming Tokyo Games in July. Members are also excited about our state Senior Games swim meet in September in Gainesville, FL. Senior Games swimming offers 14 different events and 10 age groups starting at age 50. The events range from 50 yards (two lengths of a 25-yard pool like the HFC), to 500 yards (20 lengths). The shorter races are for those who like to swim fast, while the longer races are for those who like endurance-type activities. All residents are invited to join the LA Swim Club in order to receive e-mails about the benefits of swimming and other swim-related information. All are welcome to participate in one or more of the club's three practices each week (Mondays at 6 pm, Wednesdays at 1:45 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am), even if you are not interested in competing. FYI - practices are fun and relays are incorporated, along with an occasional "Wacky Wednesday” when swimmers wear wacky clothes to the pool and do wacky things in the water. (Shh, don't tell, but all seem to work harder on Wacky Wednesdays!) LASC thanks the HFC staff for the new hooks and shelf, as well as the new aquatic decorations.

LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller TAKE CHARGE OF LIFE’S TRANSITIONS !"#$#% '($))*)+ ,*((" - ./0"#" '/12$#% !(3%/ 4$5 6%3*7$*3 '($))*)+ 80"*)%"" 91)"0(#*)+ 4$:% ;"<#1) =%"*3%)# >*"*# 10/ ,%2"*#% ?1/ @A71B*)+ >*/#0$( - 4*C% D%B*)$/"E F%5" - !307$#*1)$( =%"10/7%"G Denise R. Tessier, Esq. 863.220.7927 Office | 863.225.2244 Direct DeniseTessier@TessierLawFirm.com !!!"#$%%&$'()!*&'+",-+ 290 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | Winter Haven, FL 33880 The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their next meeting July 1 at 4 pm at the HFC. This will be a potluck social gathering of the Democratic Club to celebrate Independence Day. Please bring a dish to pass and your beverage. Plates and utensils will be provided. For more information, email lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com. LA REPUBLICAN CLUB By Brenda Bush-Sayre The Lake Ashton Republican Club will meet at the Clubhouse on July 28. Social time will begin at 3:30 pm and the meeting will start at 4 pm. This month’s speaker is Ms. Melony Bell, Florida House of Representatives, District 56. All club members and Lake Ashton residents are invited to attend. For information, contact Ms. Brenda Bush-Sayre, 813-313-9911, bbs1954@icloud.com. PICKLEBALL NEWS By Calvin Eakins On Memorial Day the Pickleball club along with the Tennis club celebrated on the courts with refreshments, a lot of good fellowship and play. It was a great turn out. There will be beginners pickleball training on July 23 at 8:30 am. Please come out and learn how to play the game.

MIND&BODY BOB ROSS OIL PA I N T I N G Instructor: Kay Lenherr July 10 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Topic: Dolphin Serenade Cost $35 — payable at class 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. YO G A S H A R E 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. INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE Tuesdays from 3 to 5 pm and Thursdays ,10 am to noon. If interested, contact Liz Leigh (813.288.0809, leigh.elizabeth@gmail.com). LA GENEALOGY CLUB The next meeting will take place July 14 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room. Come join and continue to search for your ancestors. All levels of expertise are welcome. Call Jane at 815-545-6655 with questions. ASTRONOMY NIGHT Come to the Cinema on July 30 at 7 pm to learn about "Near Earth Asteroids” — what they are, where they are, how big (or small) they are, and how they are tracked. Are they any threat, and are any coming this way soon? As always, it will be educational, informational and entertaining. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. AMATEUR RADIO EXAMS The Lake Ashton Amateur Radio Association will host examinations for all levels of amateur radio licenses July 9 at 10 am in the HFC Poker Room. Tests offered: Technician Class, General Class, and Amateur Extra (note: this is a progressive set of tests). This test session is under the direction of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and there is a $15 test fee. All applicants must register to take the test at least one week before the session. Register by emailing Dave Bishop at DBishop1867@gmail.com. Please provide the following information: Name, address, which exam(s) you wish to take, and your FRN number from the FCC. If you do not have an FRN Number go the FCC web site and register: https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do LAKE ASHTON TRIVIA ANSWER There are 42 streets in Lake Ashton. CREATE A C ARD Please join the group July 20 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. Classes will be held in the HFC Sports Court at 9:30 am and 1 pm. Subsequent classes will be on the third Tuesday each month. The cost of each class is $10. Sign up sheets are located in the HFC. Sign up soon as reservations go quickly. Join this group for some creative fun! Call Karen at 863-875-8414 with questions or further detail.

PET FIRS T AID CLASS Pets are an essential part of life here at Lake Ashton. Do you know what to do in case of a medical emergency involving your pet? A local veterinarian will teach a class on pet first aid July 21 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Dr. Nelson will show basic but potentially life-saving maneuvers and will also answer questions. Sign up for this free class at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. HOW PHYSIC AL THERAP Y BENEFITS DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMER'S, AND PARKINSON'S Learn about how physical therapy benefits dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson’s patients at a seminar at the HFC on July 15 at 1 pm. S ECONDAR Y C ATA R A C T — T HE B L UR S TRIKES B A C K A seminar about secondary cataracts by a licensed ophthalmologist will be presented in the HFC Community Center on July 28 at 1 pm. This would be a great source of information for those that are interested in their ocular health and wanted to learn more about the subject. S HOULDER PAIN WO R K S H O P Join a licensed physical therapist in the Clubhouse Ballroom on July 30 at 1 pm for a workshop on how to prevent and manage shoulder pain. There will also be a light lunch provided for free in conjunction with the workshop. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. T HE SC IENCE B EH I ND CBD You’ve learned about the health benefits of CBD products, now delve into the science behind CBD on August 18 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form.

party LIKE IT’s CASH BAR July 20 6 PM Paisley Craze $20 Take “one giant leap” down to the Clubhouse Activities Desk For tickets (Check Payable to LACDD, Visa, or MasterCard) CLUBHOUSE 1969! Commemorate The Moon Landing & BALLROOM hors d’oeuvres Live Music by

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