Lake Ashton Community Newsletter August 2021 TIMES L.A. Simply the Best! Paradise is waiting for you! see pgs. 23-24 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Lake Ashton is a 55 and Older Deed Restricted Community Cheeseburgers in Paradise August 13 at the Clubhouse Aloha Paradise Party August 27 at the HFC 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 www.lakeashtoncdd.com

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NEWSLETTER STAFF AUGUST 2021 Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.6032 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES September Issue Deadline: August 16 • 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

NEWS 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 THE FOLLOWING CLERIC AL SER VICES ARE AVA I L A B L E AT T H E CLUBHOUSE AND HFC OFFICES DURING BUSINESS HOURS • Local or toll free fax: $1 first page and $0.25 each additional page • Long distance fax: $2 first page and $0.25 each additional page AUGUST’S EVENTS MENDOCINO WINE COMPANY WINE DINNER - AUGUST 4TH Join us for a Cooking Class on August 10th Weekly Entertainment Includes: August 1st - TwoSmooth August 8th August 11th August 15th August 22nd August 29th - Carlos and Company - Karaoke - Randy Sullins - Mickenzie - Rick Arnold Join us Every Sunday for Brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. DAILY DELIVERY SERVICES FROM 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. DELIVERY SPONSORED IN PART BY ART’S GOLF CARS www.ashtontapandgrill.com 4 • Receiving fax: $0.25 per page • Black and white copies on white paper: $0.05 per side (8.5x11) • Black and white copies on colored paper: $0.10 per side (8.5x11) • Color copies: $0.25 per side (8.5x11, white paper) COMM U N I TY S E RV I C E PROJEC TS AT MONDAY CO F F E E Bite Me Monday is the monthly collection of donations such as old towels, toys, pet food and supplies for the Polk County Humane Society. It is held the second Monday of the month. Peanut Butter Monday is the monthly collection of nonperishable items for the Lake Wales Care Center and is held the third Monday of each month. Please drop all items off by noon for these collections.

MONDAY COFFEE - 9 AM Bring $2 — coffee and donuts are back! ASHTON TAP AND GRILL IS DOING A PANCAKE BREAKFAST AUGUST 23 FREE OF CHARGE FOR THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP TO KICKOFF THE 2ND ANNUAL CAMP LAKE ASHTON. MENU: 2 PANCAKES, SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE OR BACON, & COFFEE AUGUST 2 Birthdays and Anniversaries Featured Speaker: City of Winter Haven Updates Featured Vendors - Christine Graves Insurance & SERVPRO AUGUST 9 Bite Me Monday Featured Speaker: Visit Central Florida presents Polk County Trivia with Giveaways Featured Vendors - Denise Tessier with Tessier Law Group & Matt Simpson with Edward Jones AUGUST 16 - NO MONDAY COFFEE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Peanut Butter Monday AUGUST 23 Blast from the Past with David Harrison Camp Lake Ashton Kickoff - FREE Pancake Breakfast and other fun and giveaways Lake Ashton Group Highlight - LABBA (Lake Ashton Bocce Ball Association) Featured Vendor - Oasis Spa AUGUST 30 Featured Speaker: Polk County Property Appraiser Marsha Faux Featured Vendor - Matthew Grubb with Morgan Stanley The Monthly Market will be on Thursday, August 19 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Please note the location change due to weather. IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 14 SAFETY 16 MOVIES 20 EVENTS 22 GOLF 28 CLUBS 32 MIND & BODY 37 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, August 16 at 9:30 am Clubhouse Ballroom LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, August 20 at 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 Street NW, Winter Haven NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL Sept. 15 - 2 pm - Clubhouse

LACDD NEWS BY CHRIS TINE WELLS, LA (LW) CDD COMM U N I TY D I R E C T O R The year is more than half over already, but there are many more fun things to come! Be sure to check out the Events section on page 22 to read more about upcoming neighborhood activities including a Rock the Block Neighborhood Party and a traditional Oktoberfest featuring authentic German food and music. The back cover this month features the 2nd Annual Camp Lake Ashton week-long event. All activities are once again FREE OF CHARGE for everyone that signs up due to our amazing sponsors. This is a great chance to enjoy time with friends and neighbors and who knows, you may learn something new by joining in on the fun. There is never a shortage of fun at Lake Ashton! In addition to activities at Lake Ashton, residents have the chance to explore parts of Florida by signing up for Small World Tours day trips. Residents will have the opportunity to travel to Seminole Hard Rock Casino in August and to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater for The Price is Right in October. Visit the Clubhouse Activities Desk for more information. Small World Tours will present trips for 2022 in October, so stay tuned for more information to come. Supervisors met on July 19 and a wrap up report was sent out via email blast on July 22. Residents who did not receive this report are encouraged to reach out to Christine Wells, LACDD Community Director, to receive a copy. The budget hearing is set for August 16 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Lake Wales residents should have received a mailed notice to inform them of the proposed increase for Fiscal Year 2022 (September 30, 2021 - October 1, 2022). Please note the assessment amount is not final and will be voted on at the budget hearing. It will not surpass a total of $1969 for the year (an increase of $94). If you live in Lake Wales and did not receive this notice or have questions regarding the notice please contact Governmental Management Services at 407- 841-5524 and identify yourself as a Lake Ashton resident and they will be happy to assist. LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONTA C T INFO Staff at the Clubhouse and HFC work hard everyday to ensure residents live their best retirement life at Lake Ashton. If there is an activity or service that is not currently offered but necessary to accomplish this goal please let us know by completing the resident feedback form at either Activities Desk or contacting Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director or Mary Bosman, LAII (WH) CDD Community Director. We hope residents enjoy this edition of the LA Times and are pleased with the effort staff puts forth to ensure residents enjoy the best years of their life! LAKE ASHTON TRIVIA How many tons of rock were used in the recent landscape redesign project at the Clubhouse and Thompson Nursery Road entrance? See answer on p. 37 6 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

LAIICDD NEWS BY MAR Y BOSMAN, LAIICDD COMMUNIT Y DIREC T OR The Board of Supervisors met on Friday, July 16th. A recap of this meeting was sent out via Constant Contact email on July 19th, but if anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the LA II CDD Board members. They work very diligently to get you the answers you need. Their next meeting will be on Friday, August 20th at 9 AM in the HFC Community Center. photo: Dennis Krupinski August will be a busy month at the HFC with some very exciting events. Three seminars will be held. August 12th will be the “Hospice and Grief Support Seminar”. On August 19th, the “Physical Therapy Forum Seminar” will take place and on August 26th, “Choosing Your PCP (Personal Care Physician) Seminar” will be provided. These seminars are all free of charge to Lake Ashton residents. We end the month with a big Aloha Paradise Party on the 27th. This will be an evening to remember with Hawaiian food and beverages, décor, and music. August is one of our warmest months, so make sure to always stay hydrated. Beer and other alcoholic beverages contribute to dehydration, so water or other beverages with electrolytes are the healthier choices when outside or exerting yourself. Our September Lake Ashton Connection will be available at the HFC on Wednesday, August 25th. LAIICDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONTAC T INFO 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 am to 11:30 pm, 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 8

Are you new to Lake Ashton Community, or unsure how to get involved with a group or activity? By taking part in your community, you can create a strong support group of those who share your common interests and values. Being an active member of your community is key to creating lasting bonds and friendships. If you’d like to get involved but aren’t quite sure where to start, here are some ideas: Enjoying Your Community 1. Read Up: Check the monthly LA Times newsletter, calendars, and email blasts. Extra copies of the newsletter and calendars are located at both Activities Desks and are also sent out via email blast. These are the easiest ways to see the available groups and activities that Lake Ashton has to offer. 2. Ask Around: Don’t be afraid to ask any residents you run into throughout the day about something you see they are involved in. You can also stop at either Activities Desk and staff will be happy to help you connect with group leaders or suggest a fun activity to try. 3. Attend Monday Coffee: Join staff and residents in the Clubhouse Ballroom every Monday (except holidays and CDD Meeting days) at 9 a.m. to discuss updates on activities, facility maintenance, and other community news. Enjoy coffee and refreshments for $2 with your neighbors. The fourth Monday also features a Pancake Breakfast from Ashton Tap & Grill. 4. Ease into It: Start small. You don’t have to bite off more than you can chew when it comes to community groups and activities. Create small goals that are attainable, such as finding one or two activities per month. 5. Do Your Part: Dedicate time towards volunteering and contributing to Lake Ashton groups and activities in addition to other community non-profit groups. Volunteer opportunities are often listed in the LA Times Monthly Newsletter and sent out in email blasts. This is a fantastic way to meet those in the area and give back. 6. Your Turn: If you don’t find something that you love, create your own group or activity! If you have the time, this is a great way to display your originality and creativity. The key is to find what you are passionate about and share it with others. The Clubhouse and HFC Activities Desks are more than willing to help! Clubhouse Activities Desk: 863.324.6032 HFC Activities Desk: 863.595.1562 Facilitator volunteer opportunities are available for the following groups: 1. Adopt-A-Road 2. Caregivers Support Group 3. Recycling Cans for Literacy 4. Widows and Widowers Connection These groups are no longer active due to needing a facilitator to coordinate meetings and activities. To get more information regarding these opportunities please reach out to LACDD Community Director Christine Wells at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. 10

JOINT AMENIT Y F A CILITIES POLIC Y HIGHLIGHT This month outlines the policy regarding use of the Lake Ashton Golf Course Tract, including the Pathways, Bridges, and Ponds that are located within its boundaries. As a shared amenity, all Lake Ashton residents share use of the land, Pathways, Bridges, and Ponds. Each CDD is responsible for the maintenance of these areas in their corresponding property boundaries. For example, LACDD is responsible for maintenance of the Pathways, Bridges, and Ponds located in the East Golf Course and LAIICDD is responsible for maintenance of the Pathways, Bridges, and Ponds located in the West Golf Course. The Golf Club is owned by LAIICDD. Operation of the Golf Club is run by Indigo Golf under the supervision of LAIICDD. The land that makes up the East Golf Course is owned by LACDD and leased back to the Golf Club. The land that makes up the West Golf Course is owned by LAIICDD. The full Joint Amenity Facilities Policy can be found online at lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com under "Additional District Documents". Contact Christine Wells (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or Mary Bosman (mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com) with questions. X. GOLF COURSE 1. Cart Paths and Bridges i. All Pathways/Bridges within the Golf Course are shared equally between golfers, golf carts, pedestrians and bicyclists. Use of the Pathways/Bridges by Non-Golfers during hours when golf is being played creates potential safety hazards; therefore, all users of the Golf Course must exercise extreme caution when golf is being played. ii. To reduce danger and likelihood of being struck by a golf ball, Non-Golfers should walk or ride in the opposite direction of play (starting on Hole 18 and ending on Hole 1), pause as golfers (“Golfers”) are about to hit, and only continue once the Golfers have struck their balls. Golfers should wave Non-Golfers through if the approaching Non-Golfers are fast moving or can pass by quickly. iii. Non-Golfers must stay on the Pathways/Bridges or Pond banks. NonGolfers are encouraged to monitor the daily email circulated by Pro Shop staff members announcing course conditions, closures, and starting times for the groups on each course. In doing so, Non-Golfers can identify periods when no golfers are on the course. One course is normally closed on Monday and League play (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) does not start until 9:00 a.m.; however, Non-Golfers should check the conditions of each course before use. Additionally, it is generally safer to walk before 8:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., when golfers are less likely to be present. iv. Pathways adjacent to Ponds and bridges can be dangerous. Golf Carts should operate at a safe speed and always use headlights after dusk. Extreme caution should be taken when traveling through standing water on Pathways. v. Pets are permitted to be walked and exercised on the Pathways/Bridges. At no time should they be in the fairways or within thirty feet of a green. Pets must be on leash or in a Golf Cart at all times. Pet owners are responsible to pick up after their pet. vi. Use Golf Course At Own Risk: All Individuals who enter the Golf Course and/or utilize Pathways/Bridges and/or Ponds, including as a NonGolfer pedestrian or within a Golf Cart, shall do so at his or her own risk as further provided in Section XII herein and assumes all risks associated with entering property used for playing golf, including but not limited to errant golf balls and golf clubs. 2. Ponds within the Golf Course i. The Districts encourage a “catch and release” policy for any fish caught in the Ponds because of the frequency with which the Golf Course is treated with herbicides and fertilizers which may produce run-off into the Ponds within the Golf Course. ii. Non-Golfers using the Ponds along the Golf Course must exercise extreme caution when Golfers are present and playing golf because of the risk of being hit by an errant golf ball or golf club. Non-Golfers using the Ponds should position themselves away from the flight of any Golfer’s shot and be aware of Golfers hitting. Golf Carts being used by Non-Golfers using the Ponds should be parked away from play and off the Pathways/Bridges. iii. See Section XI.xiii. for additional rules regarding Ponds. 12

3. Golf i. Golf may be played at the Golf Course for a fee. Any unauthorized individual found using the Golf Course facilities or playing the course will be asked to make restitution. If payment is not received, the individual will be removed and receive a warning. ii. Tee times are available upon request through the Pro Shop. Prior to play, Golfers must report to the Pro Shop. Golfers are asked to abide by local rules regarding dress, behavior, and play. Golfers should comply with announcements on course playing conditions. iii. Golfers are reminded that they share the Pathways/Bridges and Ponds with NonGolfers. Golfers do not have any higher priority for use than any Non-Golfer and need to be considerate in allowing use by all Lake Ashton Community members. BOOKMOBILE RETURNS! The Polk County Library Cooperative Bookmobile has returned and will be parked at the Clubhouse West Parking Lot on August 11 and 25 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15). New library membership is available to anyone owning a home or long-term renting in Lake Ashton, with photo ID and proof of address. Call 863.678.4004 for more information. PA R K I N S O N ’ S D I S E A S E FUNDRAISING SUPPOR T By Bob & Cecily Harmon As you know, the last Golf for the Cure for Parkinson Disease tournament here at Lake Ashton was in April 2020. While working on other Parkinson’s initiatives this year, a number of community members and sponsors have asked about a way to continue to support the fundraiser and the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the quest for a cure. If you would like to continue to join in on this journey, all you have to do is make a donation online at the Team Fox page or write a check payable to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and send to Bob Harmon, 4560 Back Nine Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884.The link to the Team Fox page is: https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/tf-2021/harmon Everyone is so grateful for your support. 13 SCHO O L SUP P LY DRIVE FOR WAHN ETA ELEMEN TARY The cupboards are bare, no supplies to be seen. Wahneta needs help before the students convene. 2020 is in the past but the effects of the pandemic are still being felt. This elementary school, which offers free breakfast and lunch to every student, can desperately use the community’s help. From now until August 10 (first day of school), school supplies will be collected in the Clubhouse Ballroom and the HFC. Below is a suggested list of supplies needed. Gift cards and monetary donations are welcome. Checks can be made out to Carolyn Bishop. If you would like to shop online and have your purchase shipped directly to the school the address is Wahneta Elementary, 205 4th St. East, Winter Haven FL 33880. A few helpful online sites are: bagsinbulk.com, staples.com and amazon.com. Any questions, contact Carolyn at 919-606-8844 or cbbishop61@gmail.com. SUPPLY LIST Backpacks Dry Erase Markers Pencils Large pink erasers Packs of fat crayons 24 pack of crayons Yellow highlighters Ziplock bags – any size Blunt scissors Pencil boxes White 1-inch 3-ring binder Folders with brads and pockets 12 count colored pencils Composition notebooks Wide Ruled notebook paper Plastic folders Boxes of tissues Hand sanitizer Disinfecting wipes Gift Cards

LA LO O K S LA (LW) HOA CORNER By Jesse Dann Don Asher & Associates is pleased to be the new HOA management company for Lake Ashton Homeowner’s Association Inc. Don Asher has been serving Central Florida since 1952. Your licensed community association manager (LCAM) is Jesse Dann. He is a Navy veteran and has over 35 years of management experience. Jesse can be reached by email at manager@lakeashtonhoa.org. Jordan Washington is the community’s administration professional. She can be reached by email at admin@lakeashtonhoa.org. They can also be reached by phone at 863-325-0065. Jesse will be doing CC&R inspections twice per month. Jesse and Jordan will be diligently working on a smooth transition. The board of directors has decided that this inspection will start by focusing on one specific area per month. This process will allow the community to collectively focus on one area until all can get used to regular inspections. SUBMITTING ARC REQUESTS (LAKE WA L E S R E S I D E N T S ) By Iris Realmuto, LW ARC Chair All external changes you make to your home require an ARC request and approval prior to starting any project. Now, submitting an ARC request has never been easier. The form can be found under the Documents tab in the Architectural Information section on the new website, lakeashtonhoa.org. You can download and complete by hand or on your computer. Email the completed form to admin@lakeashtonhoa.org. The form can also be found on the information wall in Clubhouse Ballroom. You can either drop the completed form in the HOA box or have it scanned at the Clubhouse Office prior to dropping it in the HOA box. The deadline for complete ARC request submissions is 5pm on Wednesday prior to the next ARC meeting. The ARC meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. You will be notified of the status of your request within a few days of the meeting. 14

SAFET Y NEIGHBORHOOD WAT CH 2021 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT By Fay Wood, NW Chief National Night Out is an annual communitybui lding campaign that promotes pol icecommunity partnerships and neighborhood cama r ader i e to make the Lake Ashton neighborhood a safer, more caring place to live. This year the Lake Ashton National Night Out will be held on August 3. A golf cart parade/caravan will take place at 7:30 pm starting at the HFC going throughout the community and ending at the Clubhouse. All Lake Ashton residents are asked to keep their outside lights on to signify their commitment to a crime-free environment! Help make this National Night Out a special one and hopefully all of the community will participate! SAFET Y IN THE SUMMER By Fay Wood, NW Chief Summer is here, but these tips are pertinent all year long. It’s never too early to start sprucing up crime prevention activities at home. Always better safe than sorry! • Trim trees and bushes around your home (windows and doors should be clear and visible from the street). Lock pet doors unless in use by your pet. • Consider purchasing a safe for cash and jewelry (only give location to trusted people) • Avoid home-improvement scams (door-to-door solicitors are not allowed and should never be let inside your home. Always ask for identification - check references before agreeing to repairs). • Don’t announce vacation plans on social media! Post pictures after you return. You never know who sees your announcements. • Let your NW Coordinator and/or Captain know you will be away so they can keep extra eyes and ears on your property. 16 LIGHTNING SAFET Y Lake Ashton has a lightning detection system to alert golfers to get off the course, and notify all residents to go indoors when the potential for a lightning strike is in the area. When the system senses a lightning danger, a high-pitched siren sounds and strobe lights turn on and stay on until the danger passes. These strobe lights are at various locations including on top of the Clubhouse, the backside of the HFC and the boat dock on Lake Ashton. A low-pitched horn will sound all clear and the strobe lights will turn off when lightning has passed. Be safe — lightning strikes may occur far away from a visible storm. Get out of pools, do not stand under trees, and get indoors when the siren sounds. Remember — golf carts are not safe from lightning. DRIVE SAFELY! Polk County Schools start back August 10. Please use caution when traveling CR 653 during school opening and closing times. All vehicles, including golf carts, must obey all stop signs and the 20 mph speed limit throughout Lake Ashton. Drivers, watch for pedestrians at all times. Obeying posted speed limit and traffic signs can help avert a potential tragedy.


BE AWARE — BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER Storm season runs until November 30. All residents spending the summer months in Florida should be prepared for severe weather. A helpful storm preparation resource can be found on the information wall in the Clubhouse Ballroom or online at lakeashtoncdd.com under "Additional District Documents”. COOK I NG S A F E TY By James Schuppe, LA CERT Kitchen/cooking fires are the number one cause of fires in the home. Being watchful and alert while cooking can prevent burns and fires from occurring or getting out of hand. Never leave your home while you are cooking especially when frying, boiling, or broiling food. Turn pot handles inward to prevent knocking pots off the stove causing burns or fire. Keep loose items away from burners including any loose clothing you might be wearing. And finally keep a lid close by in case a fire in your pot should occur. Cover the pot with the lid, smothering the fire. However, NEVER attempt to put the fire out yourself if it’s out of control. Get out of the house calmly first and then dial 911. 18

MOVIES AUGUST 3 - 5 BLUE MIRACLE 2021 | PG | 1h 36min To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian (Dennis Quaid) and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition. Based on a true story. AUGUST 10 - 12 THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD 2021 | R | 1h 40min Strong violence and language. Hannah (Angelina Jolie) is a smoke jumper reeling from the loss of three young lives she failed to save from a fire. When she comes across a bloodied and traumatized 12-year-old boy, they set out together to cross the miles of thick forest with two assassins in pursuit. Braving deadly lightning storms that threaten even Hannah's wellhoned survival skills, they are caught between two relentless killers hunting the boy from one direction, and a massive fiery blaze coming straight for them, quickly consuming everything in their path. AUGUST 17-19 HERE TODAY 2021 | PG-13 | 1h 57min Strong language and sexual references. Veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) forms an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship with New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), the unlikely recipient of a prize to have lunch with the comedy legend, despite not knowing who he is. Before long, each finds in the other a sort of soul mate, forging a deep bond that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of friendship, love, and trust. AUGUST 24 - 26 QUEEN BEES 2021 | PG-13 | 1h 37min Language. Moving into a senior community while her home is being repaired, widowed Helen is dismayed to find a social scene resembling high school. But her perspective begins to change as she makes new friends and gets a second chance at love. Starring Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd, Loretta Devine, and more. AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2 AMERICAN TRAITOR: THE TRIAL OF AXIS SALLY 2021 | R | 1h 48min Violence and depiction of sexual assault. Radio broadcaster and Nazi propagandist Axis Sally -- aka sultry-voiced American Mildred Gillars -- entertains U.S. troops stationed in Europe during World War II, while also demoralizing them. But after the war, Gillars ends up on trial for treason. MOVIE TIMES: 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CAPACITY: 55 20 20

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM (CLOSED CAPTIONED) & 3 PM (PLEASE NOTE NEW SHOWTIMES) AUGUST 27 - NO 3 PM MOVIE DIRTY DANCING 1987 | PG-13 | 1h 45min AUGUST 6 MY COUSIN VINNY 1992 | R | 2h 0min When teenage buddies Billy (Ralph Macchio) and Stan (Mitchell Whitfield) are falsely accused of croaking a convenience-store clerk in a backwoods Southern town, Billy calls on his Noo Yawk cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci), a fast-talking personal injury lawyer who's never tried a case. Vinny's crass demeanor lands him in hot water with the judge, but the lippy Brooklyn barrister has a few tricks up his sleeve. Oscar winner Marisa Tomei plays his gal pal. AUGUST 13 - NO 3 PM MOVIE POINT BREAK 1991 | R | 1h 57min To nab the culprits behind a string of bank heists, brash young G-man Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) poses as a wave rider to infiltrate a group of surfers who may have pulled off the robberies in this high-speed cult favorite. But after gaining the trust of the gang's charismatic leader (Patrick Swayze), Utah gets swept up in their heady lifestyle -- and is soon forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Gary Busey plays Utah's testy partner. AUGUST 20 WHAT ABOUT BOB? 1991 | PG | 1h 39min Determined to receive treatment, Bob Wiley, a neurotic New Yorker with a host of phobias, follows his psychiatrist on vacation. His pompous shrink tries to get rid of the unwanted patient, but Bob ingratiates himself with the doctor's family. 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. Expecting the usual tedium of summer in the mountains with her family, 17year-old Frances is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional dancer, and falling in love with the resort's freespirited dance instructor. 21

EVENTS A SUMMER OF FUN SO FAR! PICTURED: It’s the Beatles Featuring Liverpool Live on June 25 Indoor BBQ for the 4th of July Moon Landing Celebration on July 20 You’re Invited to Paradise … Cheeseburgers in Paradise! Enjoy an immersive Jimmy Buffett experience with themed decor, a burger bar, French fries, beer bucket specials, and a live DJ playing Jimmy Buffett and other beach tunes. Get your tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Remember, “It’s Five o'clock Somewhere!” Ashton jamboree Camp Lake August 13 at 5 pm Clubhouse Ballroom Tickets: $15/person 22 This year, YOU will be the main attraction at this year’s Jamboree, taking place on the last day of Camp Lake Ashton — Friday, August 27 at 4 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. It 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! There are 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. You must also sign up to attend as a viewer. 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 the back cover for all the details on the week of fun planned at Camp Lake Ashton!

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ALOHA PARADISE The HFC staff invites you to the upcoming Aloha Paradise Party on August 27! Embrace your inner Hawaiian as you enjoy a traditional meal native to the island. A cash bar with t r o p i c a l cocktails will be offered in lieu of the traditional BYOB. Happy hour begins at 5 pm, and dinner runs from 6 to 7 pm. After dinner, Wayne, the Eagle’s Nest’s favorite DJ, will be playing tropical themed music as well as other regular favorites from 7 to 10 pm to help you dance the night away! This event is limited to 144 residents, so make sure to purchase your ticket(s) early! Your $32 ticket includes a 3-course meal and dance music from our local DJ, Wayne. The menu for this extravaganza is as follows: Appetizer: Feta cheese spread with summer berry relish & crackers Entrée choices (choose one): Herb-encrusted raspberry glaze pork loin or Pecan-encrusted mahi mahi Side dishes: Wild rice pilaf, Stir-fried vegetables, Island tossed salad with Caribbean citrus vinaigrette, Dinner rolls with butter Dessert: Vanilla cake Purchase your ticket and make your entree choice by August 10 at the HFC Activities Desk. Due to the “luau” style of the event, there will be no reserved seating in order to enhance the communal aspect of the celebration. Dressing in tropical clothing is highly encouraged, but not required. ROCK THE BLOCK PAR T Y Come rep your block at the FREE Rock the Block party September 10 at 5 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom! We’re bringing the outdoors inside for this party, so bring your lawn chairs and celebrate living in the best neighborhood in Central Florida! Dance the night away with neighbors and friends to your favorite tunes played by a live DJ in true block party fashion! This event is free thanks to sponsor United Refrigeration, but enjoy a cash bar and concession stand from Ashton Tap & Grill featuring strawberry shortcake, sausage and peppers, meatball subs, grilled veggie kebabs, street corn, and fruit cups. Get your tickets from the Clubhouse Activities Desk starting August 2. This is going to be the neighborhood party of the year that you won’t want to miss! Put on your lederhosen, grab a bier, and yodel your way to the Clubhouse, because Oktoberfest will be here September 29! Indulge in a wunderbar menu prepared by Ashton Tap & Grill consisting of wiener schnitzel with spaetzle, bratwursts with sauerkraut, German potato salad, pickled red cabbage, apple strudel, and a bier, house wine, or non-alcoholic beverage. Jimmy & Eckhard (all the way from Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe in Sanford) will put on an authentic German musical performance! Seating will be set up in true Oktoberfest style. Tickets go on sale for $38 at the Clubhouse Activities Desk August 9 after Monday Coffee. 24 CHEF’SSpecial September 14 at 5 pm Learn how to make chicken stir fry over lo mein noodies, 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! COOKING CLASS

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. 25

NIGHTMARE ON THE LAKE By Cheryl Winchester Hello Lake Ashton Residents — save the dates of October 29 and 30 as the Lake Ashton Performing Arts Committee (LAPAC) is super excited to announce NIGHTMARE ON THE LAKE — the biggest and best haunted house inside of Lake Ashton’s Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale in September. Plan on a little fear, lots of tricks and plenty of treats! People are needed to help in all areas. Please call Cheryl Winchester if you would be interested at 305-725-4946. HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPO The Activities Office is planning an informative and fun-filled Home Improvement Expo in the Clubhouse Ballroom on November 9. This is a ENTERTAINMENT SERIES DATES RESCHEDULED FROM 2020 MARCH 3, 2022: DOO WOP REUNION APRIL 1, 2022: CELEBRATE STAY TUNED - THE 2022 ENTERTAINMENT SERIES LINEUP WILL BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE HFC: SEPTEMBER 24: KARAOKE PARTY OCTOBER 1: OKTOBERFEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 22: HALLOWEEN PARTY 26 perfect event for homeowners planning any improvements during the year ahead. Meeting a potential contractor face-to-face is a valuable way to select a professional and reliable expert for upcoming home improvement projects. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CLUBHOUSE: OCTOBER 30: FALL FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 9: HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPO NOVEMBER 20: LA CRUISE-IN DECEMBER 31: NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

GOLF UPD A TES FROM THE PRO SHOP By Ron LaVoie, General Manager Final Membership numbers for fiscal year 2020/2021 are 390 memberships which translate into 609 golfers. This is 125 more than prior year. We have 305 yearly members with 155 being couples and 150 are singles. There were 85 seasonal memberships, which is 22% of the total membership. The Associate membership brought in 104 memberships with 39 being couples and 65 singles. Our New Home Membership now stands at 56 with hopes of converting 25% into full members. Overall dues were up 1.5% over prior year, but when you factor in the Associate Green Fees the club is up 8.4%. All the lots are under contract, so we are hoping to add an additional 25 members in the next 12 months. Don’t forget about the 2% discount if you join before August 31st! As everyone knows the hot, humid, and wet season is upon us, so extra care must be taken while riding carts on the course. On days when it is cart path only all four wheels need to stay on the cart path at all times. You should not be passing anyone when you play. When it is not cart path only, please observe the 90-degree rule and pay special attention to our consistently wet areas this time of year. Pay more attention when playing 1, 2, & 9 (125 yards from green) 10, 11,15,16 and 18 fairways on the west and 1 thru 5, 6,7,12,14 & 17 by the green, and 15 on the East. Reminder that all par 3’s are cart path only all the time. Please pay attention to the morning emails or check with the shop signage before teeing off. Golf course maintenance will continue trying to maintain the course to the standards we currently have, however many areas become too wet to mow and they can become ugly to look at while drying out. Maintenance also is having its challenges trying to find people to work, so please understand when some areas are not immediately maintained. Eagle’s Nest is also having the same problem trying to find help as Vickie is down to 3 servers, which is why we have limited hours, and sometimes limited menu items. Make sure you call before coming over to ensure they are open, especially days when the course is closed because they will tend to close early on those days. 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. We cannot maintain great fairways with four carts in a group, so please partner-up when playing, or when riding individual carts, it is cart path only. Regarding Pro Shop emails, if you have checked all your folders and contacted the 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 myself know what your concerns might be. Those 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. GOLF OPERATIONS SUMMER HOURS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 Golf Pro Shop: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Driving Range: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Select Thursdays range will be closed until 8 a.m. for maintenance) 28


LA NINERS By Diane Struble Baby, it's hot outside! But the Niners are still having fun playing some alternative games several times per month. To try to beat the heat, remember to keep hydrated and visit the Eagle's Nest after your game. The Niners are always looking for new members. Join in for a round of golf! Shotgun start time is 9 am every Tuesday. Meet in the parking lot for announcements at 9:40. Check with the Pro Shop for fees. The fall fundraiser for senior orphans of Polk County will be the first week of November - more details to come next month. Contact VP Karen Ferrande at 207-451-0143 if you have any questions or would like to join the LA Niners. LAMGA By Paul Fichtman July marked another successful, though typically soggy, month for the LAMGA. The events were wellattended and everyone is looking forward to an exciting August, which features the very popular Twoday (Pick Your Partner) Ringer Event August 25 and 26 that includes breakfast and lunch on Days 1 and 2, respectively. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge Top Ten Leader Board through the end of July includes Mike Krigelski - $125.75; Les Jacobsen - $120.10; Jim Ford - $116.75; Duff Hill - $113.60; Pat O’Neil - $108.25; Donn Yasz - $106.60; Jack Farmer - $105.47; Tom Murphy - $104.85; Rolly Geyer - $102.50 and ; Gary Pagel - $97.50. Thanks, as always, to Red Hoagland Hyundai for sponsoring this very popular year-long contest. Continuing the new monthly tradition, it’s time to recognize the generous sponsors who support the annual Member-Guest tournament. This month features the following Dentists and Personal Service Salons: Boyett Family Dentistry, Forni Dental, George W. Butz III DDS, Heartland Dental, Pure Dental Brands – Paul Palo, DDS, Cammeo’s Salon and Day Spa, Golden Nails, and Posh Salon & Day Spa. Please support them with your patronage. You can find a list of all the sponsors on the LAMGA web site, lakeashtonliving.com, and Talk of Lake Ashton. The August schedule is comprised of: August 4 – Best 3 Nets; August 11 – Individual Quota Points (field will be flighted); August 18 – Best 2 Nets; and August 25 & 26 – Pick Your Partner 2 Day Ringer Tournament (mentioned above). Finally, as a reminder to everyone, keeping up the pace of play makes golf more enjoyable for all our members. Here are four tips that will help speed up the pace of play without any negative effect on your game. • PLAY READY GOLF. • Always carry a spare ball in your pocket in case a provisional is necessary. • Line up your putt before it is your turn, so you are ready to putt. • Always record your score at the next tee. Never record your score at the green. 30

LALGA By Lydia Fichtman The LALGA is still playing this summer and the luncheons after golf have been great. Thank you to Jackie Tressler for organizing them. Check out this cute picture of Mary Donaldson at the July luncheon with one of Vicki’s spectacular beverages. Cheers! In addition, the LALGA is preparing for the fall and the amazing golf tournaments ahead. The first, the Pink Ribbon Tournament, is well-underway. The committee is looking for silent auction items. Last year’s items were incredible. If you have anything you would like to donate such as a week’s time share, tickets to events, art work, etc please contact either Lydia Fichtman or Kim Kutsch. Please keep an eye out for further information about sponsoring or donating to the event. Meet Janis Baun Janis grew up in a small town in central Illinois until her father, a radio engineer, transferred to a “new” TV station in Madison, Wisconsin. After high school she attended University of Wisconsin Platteville, majoring in Physical Education. Her love of sports stemmed from her participation in youth swimming and diving and continued as an adult playing volleyball, racquetball and slow pitch softball. She didn’t start golfing until she was 45 but has been lucky to have five hole-in-ones all between 2003-2012, so she feels she is overdue for another one! After briefly residing in California and Washington Janis returned to Madison. She worked for 16 years for the State of Wisconsin as the Recording Secretary to the State Building Commission. She then transferred to the UW System, preparing Capital Budget project requests and usurping them through the legislative approval process. As a Senior Capital Budget Analyst she initiated and directed the implementation of a new automated capital asset management program which was adopted by the Department of Administration for implementation by all other state agencies. She describes her primary duties as basically writing long, grammatically correct and excruciating detailed documents that nobody read. She retired in 2004 and worked a few part-time jobs, so she could continue to golf. Janis’s volunteer activities included being a Cub Scout den mother (should require battle pay), singing first soprano in her church choirs, serving on the Parish Board, delivering Meals on Wheels, and Kiwanis. She also helped establish a new Habitat for Humanity affiliate in her community and in their fundraising campaign she organized and ran seven golf outings, raising enough funds to build a house. After 18 years supporting two children as a single parent, Janis met her “prince” Dan and they were married in 1991. They moved to Prairie du Sac and lived there for 25 years. Between them, they have four children and 11 grandchildren. They are hoping to see all of them on their road trip in July. They are also looking forward to their river cruise from Prague to Paris next summer. Jan and Dan moved to Lake Ashton in late 2017 and were snow birds for two years before they came to their senses and became full-time residents. They enjoy the community activities, dances and karaoke. Janis especially appreciates all the emails, cards, flowers and treats she received during her recent recovery from major surgery. She is anxious to start golfing again in early August. The LALGA is thrilled that Jan is a part of the league.

CLUBS TUESDAY BRIDGE By George Rogers Last month winners/players are: June 15 Winners: Nelda Sedlacek, Ralph Ritter, Dick Dole, Sil Wells June 22 Players: Howard and Dee Mayne, George Rogers, Dana Griffiths June 29 Players: Chip and Elaine Inman, Ralph Ritter, Maureen Ziegler July 13 Winners: Graham Littlehales, Howard Mayne, and tied Ralph Ritter and Dee Mayne New bridge players are welcome to this party bridge group. Contact George Rogers at 419-708-3320 or georgerogers4321@gmail.com. DUPLIC ATE BRIDGE By Linda Ford Duplicate Bridge is played every Monday in the Ballroom at 12:30. There is no limit on the number of participants, though advance registration is appreciated – there is a booklet with scores and a signup sheet on the back wall of the Ballroom. June 14: Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, George Rogers & Ralph Ritter, Jim Ford & Don Fuller June 21: Sonny Robinson & Pat Foster, Mary Lois Teyssier & Ann Murphey, Linda Ford & Jim Ford June 28: Dana Cunningham & Marian Nelson, Ralph Ritter & George Rogers, Dana Griffiths & Maureen Ziegler. SINGLES GROUP By Maureen Ziegler The LA Singles gr oup plans activities for Lake Ashton residents who are single. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 32 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. In July, the singles went on a cruise on the Chain Of Lakes and sent gifts to homeless seniors in Lakeland for ‘Christmas in July’. The group is planning a trip to the Aquarium in Tampa in addition to dinner at Harry’s Seafood in Lakeland. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on August 1. LA BELLES By Diane Costello The next luncheon will hopefully be at the new Floridino’s on August 25 at 1 pm. Order off the menu and pay individually. Please text your RSVP to Diane at 732-266-8080. If the new location is not open it will be at the current location in Lake Hamilton. Please call Diane prior to the luncheon to confirm the location. BOCC E BAL L A SSOC I AT I ON By Vicki Creek Thirty-two bocce ball players attended the first Potluck Dinner Meeting on July 7 and formed the all new Lake Ashton Bocce B a l l A s s o c i a t i o n (LABBA). Officers elected were: President: Vicki Creek Vice President: Wayne Creek Secretary: Stephanie Iszak Treasures: Chris and Bill Reibl Several committees were formed and dues were set at $10 per person per year. If you would like to join LABBA please email Wayne Creek at wjcreek@gmail.com. Open community play will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For anyone interested in learning how to play Bocce Ball, contact Carl and/or Linda Boast at 540-297-7336 by phone or text message to set up a mutually convenient time to meet at the courts for an introductory session. Many friendships have been made on the bocce courts!

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BLANKETS OF LOVE (BOLLA) By Pat Neaves Many activities are on summer hiatus. Not BOLLA! Although the group has smaller numbers during the summer months, the ladies continue making blankets in preparation for deliveries to school counselors, Polk County Schools Homeless, etc. during the month of August. This is a great time for anyone wanting to join a fun activity at Lake Ashton to check the group out. Can’t sew? No problem! If you can tie a knot, you’re welcome to join! Stop by the Clubhouse Craft Room any Monday from 1 to 3 pm. It’s fun, relaxing, and very rewarding being part of bringing a little sunshine into a child’s life. LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg LA Rockers is a group committed to painting and hiding rocks as “random acts of kindness”. In addition, the rockers have distributed "Welcome" rocks to new residents, painted rocks to hide at special events like the Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament, donated rocks to local nursing homes for the holidays, and created rocks for Memorial Gardens. At the annual July 4th Fundraiser and Silent Auction, many residents shared stories of how much finding decorated “gifts” served to brighten their day or make them feel comfortable in their new home. Mission accomplished! LA Rockers meets every other Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm in the HFC Community Center. August meetings will be the 11th and 25th. Newcomers are welcome to come and see what the Rockers do, and join in on the fun! LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Hopefully you all have enjoyed watching the Olympics, especially the water sports. There was a new sport: surfing, new swim events, and a name change from Synchronized Swimming to Artistic Swimming. These Olympics were certainly unusual with no foreign spectators allowed (including parents) and very strict COVID protocols. The final swim night is August 1 on NBC and the closing ceremonies will be August 2. (continued on p. 35) 34

(continued from p. 34) Do you know that Lake Ashton has its own Olympic swimmers? (Well, sort of.) Some members of the LA Swim Club swim in the Senior Games, which used to be called the Senior Olympics. So, they used to be Senior Olympians. Maybe a stretch … but they are dedicated like Olympians; they aim to swim like Olympians; and they know the many physical, mental, & health benefits of swimming. Swimming is unlike any other aerobic exercise because it exercises almost all parts of the body with no constraints from gravity. This makes it ideal for most people, especially those with osteoarthritis or foot problems. Swimming also decreases arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart issues. One also breathes differently when swimming. When you run or bike, your breath tends to be shallow and you exhale forcefully. In swimming, it’s the opposite and that is more beneficial. It can even improve your posture as swimmers backs tend to arch and stretch in the water. Those looking for a buddy with whom to swim or an organized workout should consider joining the LA Swim Club. Please contact sandyw1994@aol.com. 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 August. The next meeting will be September 15 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom near the front stage. Enjoy the Summer! 35

PICKLEBALL NEWS By John Savala LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their On July 5 the Lake Ashton Pickleball Association held a mixed-partner type tournament in which partners were randomly selected for each game they played. Players played five games lasting 10 minutes, or until one team scored 11 points. Each player’s personal point accumulation for all their games was totaled at the end to determine the winners. Prizes were $25, $15, and $5 in Ashton Tap & Grill gift cards. For the men, Earl Schley and Carl Boast placed first and second, respectively. For the women, it was Sue Morris and Diane Holman. Spirit awards were also handed out to Mark Taylor and Sherry Hynoski. A total of 26 players participated in what was a very fun format that allowed players of different levels to play together. Thanks to the participants for coming out, the organizers, and the support staff for putting on a very well-coordinated event. The LAPA officers continue to address the deficiencies of the pickleball courts that were brought up and discussed at the last meeting. President Cal, VP Chuck and Treasurer Lisa met with the LAIICDD supervisor in charge of facilities on July 12 to discuss some of those issues to try to get his support for making needed changes and improvements. Topics discussed were repainting and resurfacing the courts and the problem of balls rolling under the fence. As of this writing, members are waiting to find out if the meeting was successful. It is going to take a concerted effort by all members to make these changes happen by showing up and speaking up at the CDD meetings and writing emails to the CDD supervisors. Be safe out there! 36 monthly meeting on August 5 at 4 pm via Zoom and in-person at the HFC. Feel free to bring your own beverage. No refreshments will be provided. August speaker is Scott Hottenstein, Civics Teacher, Coach, Mentor, & Community Activist. Scott is also the President of the Democratic Public Education Caucus of Florida and was a 2019 Teacher of the Year Finalist for Hillsborough County Public Schools. 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 August 25. Social time will begin at 3:30PM and our meeting will start at 4 pm. This month’s speaker is Bobby Williams, Pastor of the Freedom Church. All club members and Lake Ashton residents are invited to attend. For more information, contact Ms. Brenda Bush-Sayre, 813-313-9911, bbs1954@icloud.com. 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 August 13 at 6 pm in the HFC Community Center. Potluck dinner — 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 August 10 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! This is a great way to meet and greet your neighbors and friends and enjoy some great food! The usual day will now be the second Friday of the month, and is not expected to change.

MIND&BODY LA DANCE CLASSES Exciting news! Dance Classes will be resuming in September 2021! Classes are held on Mondays, 4:30 -5:30 pm, in the HFC Community Room. All classes are FREE! No partner is needed! Dances to be taught are as follows: SEPTEMBER - East Coast Swing OCTOBER - Waltz NOVEMBER - Rumba Exact dates for classes will be published in September LA Times. Cannot wait to see all the returning students and meet some new students as well! Any questions, call Connie Wilkinson, Certified DVIDA Dance Instructor, at 863-875-6728 (leave a message if no answer). Hope to see you in September! WOM E N ’ S B I B L E S T U D Y By Linda Rosendall The Lake Ashton Women’s Bible Study will begin Fall Sessions at 10 am on Wednesday, October 13, at the HFC. This year’s study will be the book of Exodus. Study workbooks are available and can be purchased from Louise Gilla up until September 1. A check for $30 can be mailed to Louise Gilla at 4071 Ashton Club Drive, Lake Wales, FL 33859. Come join this group of women for a wonderful experience of Christian fellowship and Bible Study. CREATE A CARD - NEW CLASS TIMES! Please join this group on August 17 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, 11:30 am and 1:30 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 in for creative fun! Call Karen at 863-875-8414 with questions or further detail. 37 LAKE ASHTON TRIVIA ANSWER 87 tons of rock BOB ROSS OIL PA I N T I N G Instructor: Kay Lenherr August 14 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Topic: End of Summer 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 be August 11 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft room. Come join us to learn how to find your ancestors and to help others find theirs. All levels of expertise are welcome. For more information, call Jane at 815-545-6655. CA N V A S PA I N T I N G Create your own fall canvas painting September 21 at 3 pm in t he Clubhouse Ballroom. For $35, each attendee will receive step-bystep instructions and supplies necessary to create this fallthemed painting. Stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a check made out to WNC of Tampa to reserve your spot.

TAKE CHARGE OF LIFE’S TRANSITIONS HOSPICE & GRIEF SEMINAR Are you looking into hospice or grief support programs? Are you not sure what is the best fit for you? Stop by the HFC August 12 at 1 pm. An expert will explain possible hospice choices, as well as grief support services, including the services at the HFC on Tuesdays. !"#$#% '($))*)+ ,*((" - ./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 SCIENCE BEHIND CBD You’ve learned about the health benefits of CBD products, now delve into the science behind CBD at a class on August 18 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. PHYSIC AL THERAP Y FORUM Are you interested in getting physical therapy but do not know if it is something you can afford, or your insurance will cover? Do you want to know if it will benefit you to participate in getting therapy or not? There will be an open forum August 19 at 1 pm at the HFC to answer any questions or concerns you may have. CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRIMAR Y C ARE PHYSICIAN Choosing the right primary doctor is no easy task. There are so many choose from. How do you know you chose the right one? Attend the seminar on August 26 at 2 pm at the HFC. Any questions or concerns you may have can be answered. Sign up today at the HFC Activities Desk. GROWING & COOKING COMMO N H E R B S Join UF/IFAS Extension Gardening and Nutrition experts to learn to grow some common herbs and spices that do well in central Florida and get inspiration on how to use them in delicious, healthy meals! The class is September 7 at 10:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. FIRE AND FALL PREVENTION Adults 65 and older are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls compared to the rest of the population. Polk Fire Rescue is offering a class on September 24 at 11 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom centered around 16 key safety messages developed by experts from local and national safety organizations. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online form. 38


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