L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter November 2021 Simply the Best! Thank you, veterans! 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Lake Ashton is a 55 & Older Deed Restricted Community 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 www.lakeashtoncdd.com

NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES December Issue Deadline: November 12 • 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ NOVEMBER 2021 Lake Ashton employees are at your service. We want your experiences in the Clubhouse, Golf Course and HFC to be as pleasant and memorable as possible! Do not hesitate to contact any of the below with comments, questions or concerns. Lake Ashton Clubhouse 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Phone: 863.324.5457 Fax: 863.324.5829 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Desk: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Office Manager: Sheila Moreland 863.324.5457 smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Operations Manager: Matt Fisher 863.956.6207 mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com HOA Office (LW) Ashton Tap & Grill Annie Toth, GM Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Matt Auen, Assistant Pro Eagle’s Nest Vicki Moore, Manager RV & Storage Center 863.325.0065 manager@lakeashtonhoa.org 863.324.5810 ma2077@metzcorp.com 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: Mary Bosman mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com HFC Activities Office Manager: Krystle Funk 863.595.1562 kfunk@lakeashton2cdd.com Gate Houses & Security Officers: Thompson Nursery Rd. (LW): 863.324.7290 County Road 653 (WH): 863.318.0237 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com mauen@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 vmoore@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 In case of emergency, dial 911 3

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss Monday Coffee at 9 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom with your friends and neighbors. Bring $2 for coffee and donuts! NOVEMBER 1 Birthdays and Anniversaries Roundtable Discussion with Polk County Commissioner Rick Wilson (will be held via Zoom as well) Featured Vendor: Christine Graves Insurance NOVEMBER 8 Bite Me Monday Featured Speaker: Pedestrian & Parking Safety with LWPD Featured Vendors: Salomon Eye Care, and Matt Simpson with Edward Jones Flu Shots Facilitated By Walgreens from 8:30 to 10:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. No appointment necessary, but bring your Medicare and prescription card. NOVEMBER 15 - NO MONDAY COFFEE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Peanut Butter Monday - Donations will go to Victory Ridge NOVEMBER 22 Blast from the Past with David Harrison Featured Speaker: Calvin Eakins & Bob LeMaster - Lake Ashton Residents’ Statewide and MultiState Cycling Tour Tell All Featured Vendor: Cabana Club RV Resort NOVEMBER 29 Featured Speaker: Marsha Faux, Polk County Property Appraiser Featured Vendor: Matthew Grubb with Morgan Stanley IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 16 SAFETY 18 MOVIES 20 EVENTS 22 GOLF 30 CLUBS 34 MIND & BODY 40 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, November 19 9 am — HFC LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, November 15 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 St. NW, Winter Haven POLK COUNT Y BOCC MEETINGS 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9 am Board Room, 330 W. Church St. Bartow

HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBHOUSE: 6 am – 10 pm, 7 days a week CLUBHOUSE OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday Photo ID Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment ASHTON TAP & GRILL: 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday — Saturday 10 am to 8 pm Sunday (Brunch 10 am to 3 pm) HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm , 7 days a week NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL The next New Resident Social will be held on November 12 at 2 pm at the HFC. Anyone new to Lake Ashton is welcome to attend, meet community leaders and other new residents, and receive pertinent information Sign up at either Activities Desk, or on the online signup form. NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: November 17 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot RED ROOSTER PRODUCE & BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS will be in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays 1 to 3 pm (1st, 2nd, 4th Wednesdays) 10 am to 2 pm (3rd Wednesday during the Monthly Market) BOOKMOBILE November 10 & 24, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15 pm) Clubhouse West Parking Lot HOLIDAY CLOSINGS • November 11: The Clubhouse offices will be closed for Veterans Day • November 25 & 26: The Clubhouse and HFC Offices will be closed for Thanksgiving • December 24 & 25: The Clubhouse and HFC Offices closed for Christmas • January 1, 2022: The Clubhouse and HFC Offices will be closed for New Year’s Day DAYL IGHT SAVING TIME ENDS — FALL BACK! Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 7. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday, November 6 before you go to bed. Keep in mind that your smartphones and tablets likely already make this change automatically. This is also a good time to check your smoke alarm batteries. 6 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.) November 8 between 8:30 and 10 am. Please wrap in newspaper and identify with your name and telephone number. Thank you to everyone for supporting this fundraising project.

LACDD NEWS By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director Supervisors and Staff would like to welcome seasonal residents back to Lake Ashton and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah. November is a great time to reflect on everything to be thankful for, including beautiful sunny skies and living in a community full of caring friends and neighbors. Don't forget to stop by the Clubhouse Foyer to add what you are thankful for to our "Thankful Board". In this edition of the LA Times, residents will find many opportunities to celebrate the upcoming holidays and give back to the communities surrounding Lake Ashton. Residents will also note that many clubs are resuming monthly meetings. Stop by the Activities Desk to get more info on how to join some of the clubs advertised. Soon Lake Ashton will sparkle with exterior lights and holiday decorations to get everyone in the spirit of the holidays. This is truly the most wonderful time of year … enjoy it! Supervisors met on October 18 and approved several projects that will increase accessibility at the Clubhouse. A permanent pool lift was approved in addition to the installation of a handicap railing at the west entrance to the Clubhouse. A wrap up report of all board actions was sent out on October 22. Please reach out to Christine Wells at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com with any questions. The next Board of Supervisors Meeting is on November 15, 2021 at 9:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. A Joint CDD Meeting was also held on October 18. LACDD and LAIICDD are working together on revising the Joint Amenity Policies. Residents should reach out to the Supervisors designated to work on this project, LACDD Supervisor Realmuto or LAIICDD Supervisor Littlewood, with any suggested changes to the policies. The Boards also set a public hearing for January 21 (the next Joint Meeting) at 11 am at the HFC to review the non-resident user fee. All residents are encouraged to attend. LACDD BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Robert (Bob) Plummer, Chairman Security, Operations and Staff ASHTON LANES Starting November 1, Ashton Lanes will be available for an extra day of open bowling. Grab a pair of shoes and enjoy a game with friends and neighbors without a reservation from 6 am - 10 pm on any Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. Instructions on how to operate the lanes are on the bulletin board in the back of the room. PLEASE NOTE: The Outdoor Pool will be closed on Monday, November 8 from 6 am to noon so staff can pressure wash the pool deck. 8 260.820.0389, rplummer@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Vice Chairman Clubhouse Facilities including Outdoor Amenities (Dog Park, Pool, Sports Courts) 863.875.9228 or 732.718.7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Lloyd Howison, Assistant Secretary Golf Cart Paths, Bridges and all Ponds 704.302.6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Harry Krumrie, Assistant Secretary Restaurant 407.766.9237, hkrumrie@lakeashtoncdd.com Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary Budget, Finance, Reserve Study 863.949.0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: Mondays 10 am to noon in the Clubhouse Conference Room


LAIICDD NEWS By Mary Bosman, LAIICDD Community Director LA II CDD B O ARD O F SU P ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O Jim Mecsics, Chairman - Public Safety, Security, Amenities and District Support Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 pm, 863.875.4554, mecsicsj@msn.com Bob Zelazny, Vice Chairman - Golf Course, Pro Shop, Eagle’s Nest, Facilities and Field Operation Office Hours: Mondays from 1 to 3 pm, 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Mary C. Clark, Assistant Secretary 252-503-7087, maryclark725@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary Office Hours: Thursdays at 9 to 10:30 am, 352.250.9707, alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com Colette McKie, Assistant Secretary - Grounds and Landscaping, Planning, & Transportation System Office Hours: Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm, 443.994.2939, cmckie@lakeashton2cdd.com Many projects are being completed as approved by the Board at the last meeting. New wood flooring is going to be considered for the Racquetball Court, already approved are the Pickleball fence rail, hole # 6 bathroom is being redone with a cart path connecting the golf course with Pebble Beach Blvd., a new exercise bike is being added to the Fitness Center, and a cover will be placed over the pool equipment to save on repairs from damaging rays of the sun. Ashton Drive will be getting a bit of “a landscape facelift” soon as well. The month started off with a very well-attended Cornhole Tournament. Our sponsors helped make the event a huge success and, as a result, league play will be beginning, and two more double elimination tournaments will be held at the HFC. One will be the Holiday Classic in December, and another March Maddness (no spelling error). We’re looking forward to getting two additional wooden cornhole sets as soon as they are completed. We had a very successful October Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Walkathon alone netted a total of $400 being sent to the Breast Foundation of Central Florida. The community of Lake Ashton is always so generous to those in need. Tim Taff, who is also a resident, is teaching the Handbuilding Clay Classes. He’s very experienced and welcomes new people to the class on Wednesdays. For more information, call the Activities Desk at 863-595-1562. There is no charge for the classes, and a list of materials for the classes is available. Please stay healthy and enjoy the upcoming holiday season. Stop over and have some ice cream on Fridays from 1 to 3 pm weekly! 10

GIVING TUESDAY LAKE ASHTON ACTIVITIES ADVI SORY GROUP There is so much to be thankful for and so many blessings to count! In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, help give back to the community by donating to the Lake Wales Care Center. They will have a donation truck in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot November 30 starting at 9 am. If you would like to donate any large items or large pieces of furniture, please set up a pick-up date with the Care Center by calling 863-676-6678 so they may come to your home and collect the items. THANKFUL BOARD The Clubhouse Foyer will have a Thankful Board on display during the month of November. Residents can write on a fall leaf what they are thankful for and display for all to see. Please stop by and show thanks for all things wonderful in your life! ELECTRONIC RECYCLING Bring any electronics you have for recycling to the Clubhouse on November 16 only, before 12 pm. The list of accepted items can be found below. All hard drives will be shredded! ITEMS ACCEPTED • Computers (Desktop/Tower) • Laptops • Hard Drives • Flat Screen Monitors • Printers • Copiers • DVD Players & VCRs • Modems • Cable/Satellite Boxes • USB, Video & Power Cords • Routers • Lead Acid NonSpillable Batteries • All Circuit Boards • UPS/Battery Backups • Cell Phones • Office Phones/Phone Systems • Insulated Cable/Wire • Video Games & Consoles • iPads/Tablets/EReaders • Keyboards/Mice • Stereo Equipment ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED • CRT Monitors • Televisions • Household Batteries • Glass Bulbs • Paint or Varnish If you would like to join an advisory group to work with the Clubhouse Activities department to assist in determining and evaluating events, classes, and activities at the Clubhouse, please stop by the information wall to pick up an application and submit it to the Clubhouse Activities Desk by November 8. The group will meet monthly starting in January of 2022. RECURRING ROOM RESERVATION RENEWALS On November 1 group facilitators will receive an email with a form to complete to renew recurring reservations at the Clubhouse for 2021. Facilitators have until November 19 to submit the form to secure their current date and time. Contact Sheila Moreland with questions at smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com or 863.324.5457. WITH GRATITUDE Zackery and I would like to extend many thanks to the residents of Lake Ashton for the outpouring of love, gifts, cards, and wel l wishes celebrating our upcoming marriage! We both are incredibly grateful for all that Lake Ashton has done for us. A special thanks to Marsha Bishop, Gail Prowant, and Cynthia Harris for throwing a wonderful bridal shower. Lake Ashton never fails to show such great love and support! — Caroline Lane, Clubhouse Activities Assistant

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HAVE VISITORS? November is a traditional time for residents to host family and friends. Remember, when you see a visiting grandchild, they are guests of your neighbors so please extend every courtesy possible. Residents: please be tolerant of extra activity at the pool and other Clubhouse amenities. Those hosting family should remind them to be considerate of residents in this 55 and older community. It is helpful if a resident accompanies their guests at any of the amenities, but is not required. Anyone using amenities at the Clubhouse or HFC should have a Lake Ashton Resident ID Card or Facilities Guest Pass. Register guests at either Activities Desk during business hours. Residents must bring at least one adult guest to sign the form. Renters must have a copy of their rental agreement. CARING TREE By Larry & Joanne Hillock The Lake Wales Care Center Caring Tree benefiting the children of local families in need will be set up in the Clubhouse Ballroom in mid-November (the exact date will be announced via email blast). Feel free to take a gift suggestion tag from the tree and purchase an item. If you wish to purchase a different item, feel free to find something appropriate for the age/ gender on the tag. Bring the new and unwrapped item and place it under the tree. If you want to donate a gift card, please leave it with someone at the Activities Desk. Suggestions include such items as action figures, board/card games, books, coloring book/crayons, educational toys, electronic games, fishing poles/equipment, teen bath/hygiene sets, throw blankets or pajamas. Any item you feel someone aged infant through teen would enjoy would be greatly appreciated. The gifts will be collected and delivered to the Care Center Christmas distribution center. Please bring your gifts no later than December 17. If your club or activity would like to donate as a group, please contact the Hillocks directly. Lake Ashton has supported this worthwhile event for over 10 years and the need grows every year. With the effects of the pandemic they are expecting an even greater need in the community. Thank you for your support! 2021 CITY OF WINTER HAVEN COMMISSION ELECTION The City of Winter Haven will be voting to fill one seat on the Commission on November 2, 2021 (Polls open 7am-7pm). Seat No. 4 which is currently held by Mayor Bradley T. Dantzler is unopposed, therefore, will not be on the ballot. Seat number 5, currently held by Commissioner James H. "J.P." Powell is up for election and two candidates qualified to be included on the ballot: James H. “J.P.” Powell – Seat No. 5 Matthew Logan Crowley – Seat No. 5 Lake Ashton residents that live in Winter Haven (precinct 529) can vote at Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Overlook Drive, SE. Early Walk-in Voting is available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm October 25 — November 1 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) at the following locations: • Election Headquarters, 250 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL • Election Operations Center, 70 Florida Citrus Blvd., Winter Haven, FL • Lakeland Government Center, 930 E Parker St, Lakeland, FL. Please visit polkelections.com for more information. 2022 CITY OF LAKE WALES COMMISSION ELECTION Lake Wales residents please mark your calendar for April 5, 2022 for the next Commission election. Candidate packets will be available on February 4. A campaign account can be opened at any time. The qualifying period for the 2022 Commission Election will begin at noon on February 14, 2022 and end at noon on February 18, 2022. Please visit polkelections.com for more information.

Wildlife Corner by Barbara Ann Comer The limpkin is a large chocolate-brown wading bird heavily streaked with white. Most newcomers to Lake Ashton are alarmed when they hear wild wails in the middle of the night. This mostly solitary and usually quiet unassuming bird can awaken the marsh with its racket. The limpkin's range in the United States is mainly in Florida and many believe it should be the state bird rather than the Northern Mockingbird. Limpkins can be found at Lake Ashton in the retention ponds searching for snails, frogs and insects. Their preferred food is the apple snail and it's always fun to find the leftover shells with holes in them from the surgery performed by the limpkin. It's a real treat to see limpkins with a line of downy young babies trailing behind their look-alike parents. JOINT AMENITY FACI L ITIES POLICY HIGHLIGHT Each month an excerpt from the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy will be featured in the LA Times. This month outlines the policy regarding reserving facilities at the Clubhouse and HFC. The full Joint Amenity Facilities Policy can be found online at lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com under "Additional District Documents". Any questions regarding these policies can be directed to Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or Mary Bosman, LA II (WH) CDD Community Dir ector (mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com). VII. RESERVING FACILITIES Amenity Facilities are available on a first-come, firstserved basis, and subject to applicable fees or rates as set by the appropriate District. Requests to reserve facilities should be submitted through the Staff at the appropriate Amenity Facility. Reservations are available for up to three (3) hour increments for all facilities listed in the reservation policy, with the exception of the Ballroom and HFC. These can be reserved for periods up to five (5) hours. Longer time increments may be approved by the Amenity Manager. There are no personal “standing” weekly reservations allowed for the Amenity Facilities listed in the reservation policies. Clubs and organizations may make “standing” reservations. These will be reviewed semi-annually by the Amenity Manager. The Amenity Manager can reschedule any reservation if requested by a District. The Clubhouse or HFC must be notified if a scheduled reservation cannot be kept so the slot may be re-assigned. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes past your scheduled start time before reassigning the reservation time slot.

LA LOOKS LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By Keith Stevens Thanks to all the Lake Wales HOA members who so promptly responded to the HOA reminders that driveways should be kept free of stains, weeds and mold. Many driveways were cleaned almost immediately after owners received a courtesy reminder that their driveway needed some attention. Many other driveways will be cleaned in the coming days as owners return to Lake Ashton. The new management company will have a monthly focus for compliance as well as keeping an eye out for any situation that might not comply with the community Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. For November the focus will be landscaping. Take a look at your landscaping to confirm that your mulch is adequate and consistent, your beds are free of weeds and the edging is of the approved material. The HOA is seeking to remind owners of the need to comply with the CC&Rs and at the same time be reasonable in giving owners time to correct noncomplying issues. The HOA would prefer not to issue formal “notices of violation”. Those notices can lead to additional costs and inconvenience. Hopefully, a courtesy reminder of a needed correction that may have overlooked will eliminate any need for a formal “notice of violation”. In attempting to send those courtesy reminders, it was discovered that many of you have not told the HOA of new email addresses and sometimes new mailing addresses. So, the HOA has created an opportunity for you to let them know of your communication changes. Next to the HOA mailbox in the Clubhouse Ballroom on the wall along with club and community information, the HOA has provided a “profile update” form. It should make it easy for you to inform the HOA of a new email address or other new or different profile information. If you have some new profile information to share, please pick up a form, fill it out and drop it in the HOA mailbox in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Your email address, particularly, makes it quick and easy for the HOA to send you important information. Emailing also saves the HOA and, ultimately you, money. SUBMITTING ARC REQUESTS ( LW RESIDENTS) 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. To submit an ARC request, go to lakeashtonhoa.org, and download the form which can be found under the Documents tab in the Architectural Information section. You can complete the form by hand or on your computer. Then email the completed form to admin@lakeashtonhoa.org. DO NOT USE THE ‘SUBMIT NEW REQUEST’ feature on the website. 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 5 pm on Wednesday prior to the next ARC meeting. The ARC meets the second & fourth Wednesday of the month. You will be notified of the status of your request within a few days of the meeting. 16

SAFETY PEDESTRIAN SAFETY The days are shorter with darker mornings and evenings, so those out walking should consider pedestrian safety and think about how to be as safe as possible on Lake Ashton roads. Residents are all pedestrians at some point during the day, whether walking through a parking lot or walking for exercise. By employing a few simple strategies, walkers can stay as safe as possible and avoid a potentially tragic accident. Don’t miss the Pedestrian & Parking Safety Presentation with LWPD at Monday Coffee on November 8 at 9 am. 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. SMOKE ALARM FACTS By James Schuppe, LA CERT Member Do you know if your smoke alarms work? Have you tested the alarms? Have you changed the batteries (if required) every six months? Daylight Saving Time is a good time to remember to check. Have you purchased and installed new alarms after the 10 year maximum life expectancy? Have you cleaned them by vacuuming? Dust can cause improper smoke detection if left to accumulate, causing malfunctions. Did you know there are special smoke alarms for the hearing impaired that can notify of smoke/fire by using a visual strobe light or vibration? These simple things can prevent a tragic loss if your home catches fire by giving you advance warning to get out. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief What To Watch For If You Suspect A Crime Sometimes what a witness or victim sees and remembers can be crucial in helping law enforcement solve the crime. When you call 9-1-1, you will be asked various questions. If you saw someone commit a crime, do you think you could accurately describe what they looked like or the vehicle they were driving? Important description information i n c l u d e s g e n d e r, e t h n i c i t y, approximate age, height, weight, build, hair style and color, eye color, facial hair, jewelry, tattoos, glasses, or anything else that would assist in identifying the person. Also note type and colors of clothing — any hat, shirt, jacket, pants, shorts, dress, belt, and shoes? Can you describe a vehicle with license plate and/or numbers , bumper st ickers or damage, colors, year (or year range), or people in vehicle? Jotting this information down ASAP (in your phone or on paper) will help refresh your memory as needed to assist law enforcement. 18

CITIZEN’S ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By Mike Weissberg Please review the following information regarding the rules of the road as they pertain to bicycles. A bicycle is a vehicle and the rider is considered a vehicle driver. Car drivers often try to pass a bicycle at unsafe distances, at unsafe times. The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. A driver overtaking a bicycle must maintain a horizontal clearance of at least 3 feet [§316.083]. Three feet is a minimum “safe distance” for passing a cyclist under typical urban conditions; when the passing vehicle is large, towing a trailer, or traveling at a much higher speed, greater lateral clearance is needed. To pass a cyclist with safe clearance, it may be necessary for a motorist to enter (at least partially) the next lane, when and where it is safe to do so. For more information, visit the Florida Bicycle Association website at floridabicycle.org/for-motorists/ CAP is always looking for more volunteers to patrol the streets. Come help be the eyes, ears, and p r e s e n c e f o r t h e S h e r i f f ’ s department. Patrols are once a week for two hours. Applications are available in the Clubhouse and HFC. For more information contact Mike Weissberg 863-324-3541 (please leave a message). 19

MOVIES NOVEMBER 2 — 4 STILLWATER 2021 | PG-13 | 2h 20min Oil-rig roughneck Bill Baker (Matt Damon) ventures into a new world with a complex and unfamiliar legal system when he travels from Oklahoma to France to exonerate his estranged daughter, who's in jail for a murder she insists she didn't commit. NOVEMBER 9 — 10 (NO 11 AM MOVIE NOVEMBER 9, & NO MOVIES NOVEMBER 11 — VETERANS DAY) THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE 2021 | R | 2h 7min Language, violence. During WWII’s crucial Battle of the Scheldt, the lives of a glider pilot, a Nazi soldier, and a reluctant Resistance recruit tragically intersect. NOVEMBER 16 — 18 RED NOTICE 2021 | PG-13 | 1h 57min Violence and action, some sexual references, and strong language. An FBI profiler (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) pursuing the world’s most wanted art thief (Ryan Reynolds) becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who’s always one step ahead. Also stars Gal Gadot and Chris Diamantopoulos. NOVEMBER 23 — 24 (NO MOVIES NOVEMBER 25 — THANKSGIVING) RESPECT 2021 | PG-13 | 2h 25min Mature thematic content, smoking, strong language including racial epithets. Handpicked for the role by the Queen of Soul herself, Jennifer Hudson plays Aretha Franklin in this biopic that follows the singer from her days in her dad's church choir to her work as a civil rights advocate to her ascent to superstardom. NOVEMBER 30 — DECEMBER 2 LANSKY 2021 | R | 1h 59min Language, strong violence, some sexual references. David Stone (Sam Worthington), a renowned but downon-his-luck writer, has the opportunity of a lifetime when he receives a surprise call from Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel). For decades, authorities have been trying to locate Lansky's alleged nine-figure fortune and this is their last chance to capture the aging gangster before he dies. With the FBI close behind, the Godfather of organized crime reveals the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate. 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 (CC) & 3 PM NOVEMBER 5 ONE TRUE THING 2007 | R | 2h 7min The undervalued matriarch of the Gulden family (Meryl Streep) is diagnosed with cancer. Her journalist daughter (Renée Zellweger) returns from New York City to care for her mother at the request of her father (William Hurt). During the time she spends with her parents, she discovers secrets that she was never privy to in her childhood. Though she has always idolized her father, she learns that her mother has had a much more difficult life than she knew. NOVEMBER 12 UNFORGOTTEN: A HERO’S STORY OF WAR 2019 | NR | 57min Filmmaker Darrin Dick goes on a discovery to uncover the story of his Korean War veteran grandfather, Harold Bauer. A story of bravery, loss, and faith amidst the extremities of war. During an interview with his grandson and trip to the Korean War Memorial in DC, Harold opens up about his faith, family and memories from the "almost" Forgotten Korean War that he’s never told anyone. NOVEMBER 19 (NO 3 PM MOVIE) THE BIG CHILL 1983 | R | 1h 460min After years apart, a group of idealistic former college buddies (William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, JoBeth Williams, Mary Kay Place, Tom Berenger and Jeff Goldblum) who've followed divergent paths as adults reunite at the funeral of one of their own, reconnecting and reminiscing while a soundtrack of 1960s hits plays in the background. NOVEMBER 26 — NO MOVIE 21

EVENTS disney trivia Calling all Disnerds! Come down to the Clubhouse for Disney Trivia on November 2 at 6:30 pm. Wear your Disney best and gather your team of no more than six to see who will be crowned LA’s Disney royalty! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online Activities Form. will be provided by Good Stuff. There will be complementary snacks, and you will be able to bring your own refreshments. Tickets are on sale at both the HFC and Clubhouse Activities Desks (checks only, made payable to LAVA). Tickets are $6 each, with the proceeds going to support the Lake Ashton Veterans Association programs. You do not need to be a veteran to attend. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a nostalgic evening at the USO Dance. See you there! HOLIDAY PET PHOTOS By Denise Tessier Lake Ashton’s 2021 Home Improvement Expo The Home Improvement Expo is November 9 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Need help with a home project? Come down to the Clubhouse Ballroom where a wide variety of vendors will be showcasing their products and services. Vendors and expertise will include solar paneling, windows, air conditioning, house cleaning, electrical and so much more. This event is completely free! LAVA USO Dance By Jim Mecsics, LAVA Commander ATTENTION IN THE CAMP. ATTENTION IN THE CAMP! All Lake Ashton residents are requested to “muster” at the Health and Fitness Center Community Room on November 5 at 1900 hours, (that’s 7:00 p.m. in civilian time) for an evening of excellent music, dancing, snacks, and the opportunity to mingle with your Lake Ashton neighbors for a great time! Music The Tessier Law Firm is sponsoring Holiday Pet Photos on November 13 from 9 to 2 in the Pavilion. Professional photographer April Spaulding will charm your pet into a big smile with a holiday-themed background. You will be able to pick digital poses and receive at least one free touched up shot you can use to create your own holiday cards! Sign ups will be in 15 minute increments that day. Register early by calling Denise Tessier at 863.220.7927 or emailing DeniseTessier@tessierlawfirm.com. WATERFALLS , WHALES AND BEARS — OH, MY ! By Carl & Linda Boast In the “spirit” of their Antarctica presentation a few years ago, Carl & Linda Boast will share the Quest for the Spirit Bear trip highlights. In September they journeyed to The Great Bear Rainforest in northwestern British Colombia, Canada in search of this rare white Black Bear and returned with photos, movies, soundtracks and lots of stories. Two presentations have been scheduled in the Clubhouse Cinema for November 8 at 7 pm and November 10 at 9 am. There is no charge but please sign up on forms available on the information wall in the Clubhouse as there may be a full house (theater capacity is 55 persons). This educational and entertaining presentation will be a lot of fun! 22

LALGA PRESENTS THE PINK RIBBON BREAST CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT CHILI/SOUP COOKOFF By David Harrison Registration began October 1 in the Pro Shop for the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Golf Tournament on November 9. Choose your foursome and sign up. Don’t have a foursome? Just sign up and members will be matched. It is only $30 per person to enter and that includes: the tournament fee, lunch, prize money and a donation to the Watson Clinic Foundation. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets as there are over 150 raffle items. In addition, the silent auction contains some of the finest golf courses in the area as well as art, trips, and restaurants. You won’t want to miss out on placing a bid. Again, anyone in the community can buy raffles or bid on silent auction items, even if you do not play golf. Questions? Call Lydia Fichtman at 215-290-9375 or Kim Kutsch at 724-664-7988. Let’s make this year’s donation to the Watson Clinic Foundation even greater than before! The Kick Off to the Pink Ribbon Tournament is Saturday, November 6 from 4 to 6 pm at the Eagle’s Nest. It is open to all Lake Ashton residents. In addition to a DJ, food and drink, there will be a 50/50 closest to the pin chipping contest on 18 West. For every $5 you pay you can chip one ball. The person closest to the pin will share the pot. There will be a separate mat for women and men from which to chip. Clubs will be available if you don’t have any. So come on out, register early for the tournament, buy some raffle tickets and enjoy the fun. You may be the lucky winner! Grab your dancing shoes and get down to the HFC on November 7 from 7 to 10. The Rusty Trumpet Band will be performing and all proceeds from the dance will benefit the Watson Clinic Foundation, just like the golf tournament. There are 27 tables for the dance and each can hold 10 people. Please fill up your table so that we can donate as much as possible. 23 The LA Purple Stars will have a chili/soup cookoff as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society January 28, 2022 from 4 to 6 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This event was held five years ago and was a great success. There will be chili, toppings, soup, cornbread, beverages and desserts! There will be a sign up sheet on November 1 at the Clubhouse Activities Desk for 16 chilis and four soups. Donations of baked good are also needed, individually wrapped for the "dessert" table, which will have a separate sign up sheet. Tickets will also go on sale on November 1 — 12 tickets for a $10 donation. Each cup of chili, soup, corn bread, drink & dessert is 1 ticket and all proceeds benefit the LA Purple Stars. Don't miss this chance to warm up with many varieties of chili & soup. There will be judges for the "best" chili and prizes awarded for first and second place. Questions? Call David Harrison 863-326-6418.

ENTERTAINMENT SERIES TICKET SALES INFO Those who renewed their season tickets can exchange for a different show time or seat selection based on availability, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 9 am November 9 through 5 p.m. November 10. Upgrades/exchanges can be made over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard after 11 am on November 9. Tickets can only be exchanged by the named season ticket holder. On November 9, the Clubhouse will be opened by security officers at 6 am and any line for ticket sales should form only at the Clubhouse Lobby doors. When the front Lobby doors are opened, security officers will walk anyone waiting in line into the Ballroom to wait near the Activities Desk until ticket sales begin. The line forms at the Lobby doors on a first-come, first-served basis and there should be no deviation in order from the Lobby door to the Ballroom. No sign up sheets are produced or used by staff. New season tickets will be on sale November 16 through December 10. Season tickets are sold only to Lake Ashton residents. There is a limit of one ticket per person. Please have a Lake Ashton photo identification on hand to purchase tickets with Visa, MasterCard or check payable to LACDD. Contact the Clubhouse Activities Desk at 863.324.6032 with any questions on sales or having a Lake Ashton ID issued. ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com and click on ‘BUILD YOUR OWN’ button to built your own ONWARD! ★★★ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES ★★★ WE SERVICE ALL MAKES Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT ★ 863-439-5431 Free Pickup and Delivery for Lake Ashton Residents Only 29630 U.S. Hwy. 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 • artsgolfcars@aol.com FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987 Sales and Service • 863-439-5431 Owner Art Hobson 24 0% Financing for 48 Months AUTHORIZED DEALER NEW 2022 CARS NEW 2022 CARS

LA Cruise-In The Car Show has been rescheduled to December 11 from 10 am to 1 pm. Just giving you car junkies some extra time to prep your car for the big show! Who will win the coveted Best Classic (pre-1979), Best Modern (post-1979), and Crowd Favorite? Registration for the show will begin November 1 and the last day to register will be November 26. Registration forms will be at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. CUPCAKE EXCHANGE National Candy Day November 4 Stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk from 10 am to 4 pm to add a little sweetness to your day! Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? National Vanilla Cupcake Day is November 10, so come celebrate with a cupcake exchange! Residents are welcomed to bring any flavored cupcakes to exchange with friends and neighbors in the Clubhouse Ballroom at 1 pm. Enjoy great conversations over scrumptious cupcakes! Please sign-up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk and indicate how many cupcakes you will bring with you for the exchange. Sign up by November 3. $7,495 995 25

Christmas Dinner Dance Tickets Go On Sale By Jackie Ellis & Lynn Shelton Hello Lake Ashton friends! It’s that wonderful Christmas time, so mark the calendar for December 4 for a real gala affair, right in the beautifully decorated Clubhouse Ballroom. Put on that pretty dress and snappy suit with dancing shoes for a fun night! Menu includes a top round beef carving station, chicken breast with gravy, salmon with lemon butter sauce, garlic cheddar mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, garden salad, French rolls, chocolate cake, apple pie, iced tea, water, and coffee, with a cash bar available. The great Rusty Trumpet Band will provide the entertainment. Tickets go on sale for $35/person November 1 at 8 am before Monday Coffee. Bring cash or check with a list of names for your table. They can also be purchased at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a check after Monday Coffee. Help with decorating and clean up would be greatly appreciated — leave your name and number with Jackie or Lynn. Looking forward to seeing you all there! CAST AND CREW CALL FOR 2022 SHOWCASE By Karen Nelson Attention current and potential cast and crew members for the 2022 Showcase! It’s time to get together and determine our cast and crew. The Showcase is scheduled for April 7, 8, and 9, 2022. The cast and crew call meeting is November 18 from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This will enable everyone to learn who is able to return for the 2022 Showcase, and where new cast and crew are needed. Rehearsals are anticipated after the first of the year, likely February 2022. Please consider joining the group and letting everyone know your talents and areas of interest in order to prepare the next Showcase. Looking forward to seeing you on November 18 in the Ballroom. Outdoor Menorah Lighting Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday, November 28 and ends the evening of Monday, December 6. Everyone is welcome to celebrate Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” and also known as the Festival of Lights, by coming to an outdoor Menorah Lighting, November 29 at 5:30 pm in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot. This is presented by the Chabad Jewish Center. 26

Save the Date for Holiday Cheer Three fun events to get you in the holiday spirit will take place at a fun-filled Monday Coffee December 13 at 9 am. Other holiday-themed games will be played, so get your holiday game face on! Sign up for the below at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or the online activities form. Ugly Sweater Contest — wear the ugliest most festive holiday sweater you can make or find. The resident with the best sweater will win a $20 gift card to Ashton Tap & Grill. Holiday Sock Exchange - Share your holiday Spirit by bringing a brand-new pair of holiday socks (both men’s and women’s socks) filled with goodies (individually wrapped sweets, gag gifts, ornaments, etc.) to exchange by playing a fun game with friends and neighbors. Gingerbread House Contest – Build the sweetest home you can and bring it in to Monday Coffee — your friends and neighbors will vote for their favorite house. The house with the most votes wins a $20 gift card to Ashton Tap & Grill! CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Faith Xtreme Choir will be performing a Christmas concert "A Light in the Darkness" for Lake Ashton December 15 at 6 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This is a multimedia event as they tell the Christmas Story through music, pictures, videos and stories from the Bible. Please stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk to pick up your free ticket starting after Monday Coffee on November 1. There is no charge for this concert, but donations are encouraged and will be collected at the concert. All money raised will be used by Faith Xtreme to purchase gifts for underprivileged children and stuffed animals for nursing home residents. 27 HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD Felices Fiestas, Habari Gani, Chag Sameach, Buone Vacanze, Happy Boxing Day, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays … No matter what your holiday greeting is, all are welcomed to celebrate the Holidays Around the World on December 10 at 5 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom! There will be stations set up representing the below countries featuring their common holiday foods, plus some traditional music from these world holidays played by a live DJ and wonderful holiday décor. Purchase tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a Visa, MasterCard, or check for $30. Italy: Lasagna Bolognese Kenya: Mashed Sweet Potatoes Colombia: Beef Empanadas America: Sliced Turkey with Gravy Israel: Latkes and Jelly Doughnuts Canada: Butter Tarts

LAKE ASHTON’S AMAZING GOLF CART RACE RESCHEDULED TO J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 2 5K TURKEY TROT Come out and cheer on the runners, walkers, and bike riders FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: RUSTY TRUMPET HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 3 AT 7 PM AT THE HFC HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 LINE UP STARTS AT 5:30 PM AT THE HFC KICK OFF IS AT 6 PM WITH THE PARADE ENDING AT THE CLUBHOUSE WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND CHRISTMAS CAROLS HAPPY HOUR KARAOKE JANUARY 7, 2022 AT 3 PM AT THE HFC DISCO FEVER PARTY JANUARY 21, 2022 AT 7 PM AT THE HFC 28 participating in a 5K Turkey Trot November 22 at the Eagle’s Nest! Bikers start at 7:30 and the race begins at 8 am. Registration is closed but encouragement is always welcome!

THANKSGIVING DINNER will be served all day November 24 at Ashton Tap & Grill. Menu: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and slice of pie. $19.99/person. Reservations only. Call 863-324-5810. Ashton Tap & Grill will be closed November 25, December 25, and January 1. 29

GOLF LA NINERS By Diane Struble LAMGA By Paul Fichtman Opening Day, October 5, dawned sunny with a cool breeze and a hint of excitement in the air. Members gathered at the Golf House parking lot for announcements, gifts, and plenty of group pictures. The promise of a great lunch with a delicious dessert was waiting after completing the four-person scramble. A BIG thanks to Vicki and the crew for helping make the day so special. It was the largest attendance in several years and the group is pleased to welcome 14 new members this year! (P.S. - it’s never too late to join, see Matt or Trent at the Golf House!) This year after the usual raffle grand prize, won by Sue Koyish, several games were played. Winners were: Guess the Tees - Denise Lacaprucia Chipping Contest - Liz Meigel Putting Contest - Renee Hicks Senior Orphan donations are on October 26 and November 3. Bring your cleaning supplies (senior user-friendly size). Tables for collection will be set up before golf. Call Karen at 207-451-0143 with any questions. The Niners would love to have you join! Another successful LAMGA season is winding down to a close with a number of fun and competitive events planned for November leading up to the Annual Meeting Luncheon December 1 in the Eagle’s Nest at which time the results of the board election will be announced and winners of the Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge recognized. Selfnominating ballots to fill three open board seats were distributed on October 11 and need to be returned prior to November 12. Voting will run from November 15 — 26 with the winners of the board seats announced at the Annual Meeting luncheon on December 1. This is your chance to make a difference and help the league, so please do not hesitate to run. Your help and ideas can continue to improve the LAMGA experience. Once again, thank you to the following sponsors who support the annual Member-Guest tournament. Art’s Golf Cars, Bargain Carts, Brewer Sales & Service, Lake Ashton Golf Management, Lake Ashton Ladies Golf Association, BJ Mannix Pools & Grills, Steve Graves Computer Services & Repairs and Patrick McCarty. When you are in need of any service or product, please support these sponsors with your business. All sponsors are listed on the LAMGA web site, LakeAshtonLiving.com, and Talk of Lake Ashton. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge Top Ten Leader Board through the end of September is comprised of Mike Krigelski - $157.83; Tom Murphy - $150.35; Donn Yasz - $147.85; Jim Ford - $147.00; Denis Mulhearn - $131.83; Jack Farmer - $123.72; Duff Hill - $121.35; Les Jacobsen - $120.10; Rich Sutherland - $117.00 and; Rolly Geyer - $112.50. Thanks, as always, to Red Hoagland Hyundai for sponsoring this very popular year-long contest. The November schedule includes: November 3rd – Best Net of A&D Players + Best Net of B&C Players; November 10th – Florida Scramble; November 17th – Best 2 Nets and; November 24th – Pick Your Foursome – 3 Best Nets. On December 1st we will hold a Pick Your Partner 2 man Best Ball event prior to our Annual Meeting Lunch. 30

BLUE MAN GROUP By William Bothwell The Blue Man Group is one of four major golf leagues at Lake Ashton. The league plays Wednesday mornings and welcomes Lake Ashton golfers of all ages and abilities. Blue Man Group offers relaxed, friendly organized golf and is governed within USGA and local rules. Each week members compete in a variety of individual or team games crafted to be both competitive and enjoyable. Golfers in the group tee off from blue tees, hence the group’s name. Super senior members can opt to tee off from designated forward tees. Blue Man Group has NO membership fees and welcomes Lake Ashton members, week to week. There is a nominal charge each week to cover a modest prize pool. Membership in The Blue Man Group gives golfers access to all Lake Ashton Club sponsored tournaments, which are flighted and handicapped as well as the very popular mixed tournament, with the group’s sister league, The Niners. If you would like to golf in a relaxed, friendly, competitive group, please consider The Blue Man Group. 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. WHEN Y ANS AN’S! Come In & See the LAR OF FANS ANYWHERE! DC Motor Fans Aailable Design Y an Parts & Services Aailable Locally Owned & Opeed F y Style! 1104-A Cypress Gardens Blvd SE inter Haven 863-299-2777 .DansFanCity.com 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.

LALGA By Lydia Fichtman Your LALGA board members have been very active planning new events for the 2021-2022 year. There is a new program just recently added to the LALGA season: The Red Hoagland Challenge. Much like the FedEx Cup, the Red Hoagland Challenge honors those women who win the most money during the year. Since this is the first year in operation the program will run from November 12 through May 31, 2022. The first place winner will receive an additional $80 in Pro Shop Money, 2nd place $60, 3rd place $40 and 4th place $20. In subsequent years, the program will run from June 1 to May 31. A big shout out to Red Hoagland for sponsoring this program. See page 23 for information on the Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament. We Care for Kids will have their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Canned meats, canned tuna and salmon, peanut butter, jelly (no glass), canned or dry soups, canned stews and chili, tea bags, coffee (ground no beans), canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned pasta (Spaghetti “O’s”), hot and cold cereals, rice, cake mixes, pancake mix, syrup, powdered milk, packaged pasta (macaroni & cheese, etc.), juice boxes, canned juices, canned beans, spam, canned gravy, granulated sugar, baby food & cereal (glass jars accepted), baby formula (Enfamil/Similac), granola bars, and cereal bars will be accepted. All food will be distributed to The Care Center of Lake Wales and The Mission of Winter Haven. For information please contact Nancy Zagrafos at 863318-1739 or nancyzog@icloud.com. Thank you in advance for your support. Spotlight on Kathy Ryan With only two weeks under her belt this new Lake Ashton resident was already busy on the golf course with the LALGA. Kathy and Jerry Ryan moved to Lake Ashton from the Kansas City area. They learned of Lake Ashton through their next door neighbors in Kansas City, whose sister Sally and husband Gary Winfrey live here. 32 Born in Milwaukee, Kathy grew up in Chatham, New Jersey and attended Colby Jr. College for Women in New London, New Hampshire. She then graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in French. After a year in Washington D.C. she moved to Kansas City in 1970 and never looked back east until now. After a 10-year stint in real estate she and her then husband decided to open a pizza restaurant featuring St. Louis style pizza. It was a happy popular neighborhood place and little did she realize she would spend the next 34 years working there 24/7. Jerry’s daughter worked there and introduced the two after Kathy’s husband had passed away in 1989. In her spare time she played lots of tennis, biked across Kansas four times, played bridge, and switched over to golf as the years went by, active in several leagues. They hope the i r four ch i ldren and s i x grandchildren, from Seattle, Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Ft. Lauderdale visit often and soak up the sun and the fun here. Please help in welcoming Kathy to the LALGA! UPD A TES FROM THE PRO SHOP By Ron LaVoie, General Manager The Lake Ashton Golf Club has a voluntary Hole-InOne Club that rewards members for making that special shot. Each participant pays $2 to join and that money funds the HIO pot. When a member makes a hole-in-one, they are awarded the amount in the pot, issued as a credit to their club account, so you can celebrate in the Eagles Nest, buy that new driver or simply have a nice credit. Members must let the Pro Shop staff know that they want to be enrolled in the HIO Club — new members are not automatically included. Snowbirds: if you withdrew before leaving and are now returning, let staff know if you want to rejoin. Also, if you make a hole-in-one, don’t forget to email valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com with the date, hole and course number, and picture, to be featured in the LA Times!

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CLUBS LA BELLES By Noreen Guy At September's luncheon the LA Belles members voted in the new Board for the upcoming year 2022. Congratulations and welcome, ladies! Because of you the LA Belles will continue the luncheon get together with friends and those friends yet to come. It's been a fun ride meeting and greeting all of you. Be sure to mark your calendar for the holiday party which will be held at the Southern Dunes Gulf and Country Club on November 24 at noon. A Secret Santa gift exchange worth no more than $15 will be shared. Let the festivities begin! CREATIVE QUILTERS By Marsha Martin The Creative Quilters, formerly Creative Stitchers, meets in the HFC Craft room every Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm. Quilters with all abilities, from novice to advanced, meet to discuss all things related to quilting. Members work on either their own project or several times a year there are group projects. Currently the group is helping BOLLA by providing them with quilt tops. For more information please email Marsha Martin at Mkmartin409@yahoo.com. CAMERA CLUB By Larry Hillock Fall has arrived and hopefully so has lower humidity and cooler temperatures allowing all to enjoy the outdoors more comfortably. Activities appear to be returning to more normal times, so dust off that camera and do a little exploring. Wild life activity is beginning to pick-up here at Lake Ashton as well Circle Bar B Reserve, both are ideal places to capture some great pictures. Bring a few of those pictures to share with other photography enthusiasts at the November 8 Camera Club meeting. Club membership is open to all Lake Ashton residents, with meetings held on the second Monday of the month at 10:30 AM in the clubhouse cinema. Please come and join and don't forget to bring those photos on a USB drive to share. Club activities will include such things as guest speakers and off site photo shoots. DUPL ICATE BRIDGE By Don Fuller Duplicate Bridge players compete on Mondays from 12:45 pm to approximately 3:30pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Players of all abilities and experience are welcome. A partner is required. There is a sign up sheet on the Ballroom wall. For more information call Don Fuller at 863-324-2255. Recent results: September 27: 1st Don Fuller & Jim Ford, 2nd Marion Nelson & Dana Cunningham, 3rd Patricia Foster & Sonny Robinson October 5: 1st George Rogers & Ralph Ritter, 2nd Don Fuller & Jim Ford, 3rd Tie Judy Marine & Graham Littlehales, Marion Nelson & Dana Cunningham. October 11: 1st Jim Ford & Don Fuller, 2nd Ann Murphey & Mary Lois Teyssier, 3rd Patricia Foster & Sonny Robinson October 18: 1st Patricia Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd Ralph Ritter & George Rogers, 3rd Ann Murphey & Mary Lois Teyssier TUESDAY PARTY BRIDGE By George Rogers The new time for Tuesday Party Bridge is now 1:45 pm in the Clubhouse Card Room. The group is being consolidated with the Tuesday HFC Bridge Group. The winning results below for the last two months of the bridge group are erratic due to cancellations and absences. September 14: Dee Mayne, Graham Littlehales, George Rogers, and Howard Mayne September 28: Graham Littlehales, Judy Marine, George Rogers and Chip Inman October 5: George Rogers, Nelda Sedlack, Howard Maynes and Graham Littlehales; October 12: Maureen Ziegler, Mafie Walker, Ralph Ritter and Liz Leigh.

LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting November 4 via Zoom and inperson at the HFC. Social time with snacks runs from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The General meeting and Zoom will start at 4:30. The first episode of the Netflix series “Whose Vote Counts Explained” will be shown. This 25-minute episode focuses on The Right to Vote. E-mail lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com for more information. LAKE ASHTON GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis Lake Ashton Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, November 16th in the Pavillion. This meeting is an important opportunity for new and existing members to provide input and suggestions for future topics, speakers and field trips. The club is dedicated on learning, collaborating, and sharing best practices in gardening . Bring ideas! GENEOLOGY CLUB By Jane Imparl The Genealogy Club has made some exciting discoveries lately! Come join to find your exciting discoveries as well. Next meeting is Wednesday, November 10 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room. All levels of expertise are welcome and snacks are provided. For more information, call Jane at 815-545-6655. INTRODUCTION TO CHESS By Gina Krall The Chess Club will be presenting an Introduction to Chess class, taught by Howard Mayne. Participants will gather around the outdoor chess board at the Clubhouse on December 3 at 1 pm while Howard explains how the pieces move and gives an introduction to the game. Contact Gina at 443-783-6191 or standbys@yahoo.com with questions. 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 November 12 at 6 pm in the HFC Community Room. It will be a potluck dinner so please bring an entrée, salad, side dish or dessert large enough to serve 8 people. NO need to let me know what you are going to bring — just your favorite recipe or your specialty! Please bring your own plates, napkins, silverware and beverage. Great way to meet and greet your neighbors and friends and enjoy some great food! This will be the last one for 2021 so let’s make it a fun evening! Any questions, text 813-719-5579 or email amitykokochak@gmail.com. MAGIC YEARS CLUB By Annie Lutz Calling all Disney Fans! The Magic Years Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is November 2. Due to an increase of members monthly meetings were moved to 3 pm in the HFC Community Center. The Magic Years Club is open to all Lake Ashton residents who enjoy learning about and going to Disney World. Not all activities require park tickets. Looking forward to our upcoming monthly events, so please come to the meeting for more information. There are quite a few new members, and veteran members are always available to help with any questions you have. The November Event will be announced at the meeting, so bring a check or $10 per person to reserve your spot. Contact Annie Lutz or Joan Enslen if you have any questions. SINGLES GROUP By Maureen Ziegler LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for single residents. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. In October, the singles discussed several outings and opportunities for social activities. The group has adopted ten seniors for Christmas this

year. Donations of money to purchase the gifts may be given to Susan Castillo. Volunteers to shop are also needed. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on November 7. PICKLEBALL UPDATE By Calvin Eakins The Pickleball club has great plans for the 2022 season that started in October. On November 14 there will be a “Welcome Back” pickleball mixer tournament. On November 4 we will start a threeweek beginners training series. Every Thursday evening for three weeks we will cover the basics and winning strategies of pickleball. LA REPUBLICANS By Brenda Bush-Sayre The Lake Ashton Republican Club will not hold a meeting in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will host a Christmas Party on December 11th at the HFC. The party will begin with cocktails at 4:30 PM. A cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available. All party guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a girl or boy for the purpose of local donation in Polk County. RSVP to Brenda BushSayre, bbs1954@icloud.com, (813)313-9911. LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg Fall is here! Snowbirds are returning to the beautiful Lake Ashton community and almost all of the new houses are occupied with people new to this area. Looking to get together, make friends, and learn something different? Come to the HFC Community Centers on alternate Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm to meet a great group of people and learn to paint rocks. Join in the fun and share in the camaraderie - and it’s free! Alice Mayer, leader and founder, and other talented artists in our group will be teaching a new rock painting and decorating techniques. There is no need for first timers to buy supplies — everything you need for your first meeting will be lent to you. You too can paint rocks to welcome new neighbors, participate in bi-monthly group challenges, and hide your creations throughout Lake Ashton to bring smiles to the faces of friends and neighbors. October focused on Halloween and November will be Thanksgiving, and will also start painting rocks to donate to a local nursing home for the Christmas/ Hanukkah holidays. Please join the upcoming meetings on November 3 and 17 by joining the group LA Rockers on Facebook or contacting MJ Richards or Alice Mayer to let them know you are coming. LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves Next meeting: November 17 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom (by the stage). The Lake Ashton Veterans Association (LAVA) Auxiliary supports veterans through various fundraisers, such as the recent Craft Fair just held in October. The LAVA Auxiliary meetings are a wonderful time to meet and get to know your neighbors and support veterans. (continued on p. 38)

(continued from p. 37) Although the craft fair had not happened at the time of this writing, based on the number of volunteers, both from current LAVA Auxiliary as well as the many neighbors who have offered to help, it will be a great success and a lot of fun. THANK YOU LAKE ASHTON NEIGHBORS! Thank you to veterans and those serving in the military both here and abroad for the sacrifices that they make to protect everyone’s freedoms! God Bless America! LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Welcome back snowbirds Bobbi & Carol and a HUGE WELCOME to new members Lisa, Rich, & Debi. It's exciting to see a pool full of all ages and abilities wishing to stay in shape, improve swim strokes, or aiming to participate in one or more of the Florida Senior (age group) Games. The closest one is in Lakeland the last of February or the first of March each year and the plan is to go as team. Someone said LA has the best little senior games swim team in Polk Co. Have you heard that sometimes the club has easy/fun swimming relay races, or an occasional "Wacky Wednesday,” where members wear wacky (weird) clothes and do all Wacky swimming during an entire workout? So, if you can swim and don't like to swim alone, need motivation to improve your physical condition, or just want to be part of a fun group, come check us out on Mon's 6pm, Wed's 1:45pm, or Sat's 10am. How often you can make it is up to you. Swim goggles are recommended. It's also encouraging to see our members participating in other physical activities. In addition to some avid golfers & pickleballers, six members were spotted working hard in the afternoon water exercise group. Of course, the club thinks swimming is the best (and safest) all around exercise! LA BENEFIT ASSOCIATION By Annabel Boogher The LARV Community Benefit Association (official title) is a 501(c)3 charity association formed to raise money to benefit the local schools. Started by the RV but community wide, they have raised over $450,000 given to the local schools through grant requests by the teachers. COVID-19 has put the group on hold plus many of the principal leaders have been sidelined by age and health (though willing to give support). In order to continue and to retain the tax status, new leaders are needed. Please contact Annabel Boogher for more information and/or if you are willing to help. at 863-605-0886 btboogher@aol.com LOOK TO THE SKY By Carolyn Bishop The Lake Ashton Travelers have finally resumed their Chapter Rallies. Over 20 coaches camped out at the lovely Creekside RV Resort in Punta Gorda, Florida October 14 — 18. This rally coincided with the Florida International Air Show that happened to be right next door to this RV Resort. The Air Show Pilots practice right over the RV Park the few days before the actual event. Not only did the group get an amazing view of the airplanes but we could FEEL them all the way to the core! Great food, games and fellowship was had by all. The next Rally in November will be to the Cabana Club RV Resort in nearby Auburndale. If you would like to know more about the FMCA Chapter, please join the group in the Clubhouse Ballroom for the club social held every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 pm.

MIND&BODY CLUBHOUSE FITNESS CENTER ORIENTATION November 17 at 1 pm. Please sign up on online form or at the information wall in the Clubhouse Ballroom. HOLIDAY WINE GLASS PAINTING Create your own Holiday wine glass, hand-painted by you! For $30, each painter will be re c e i v i n g s t e p - b y - s t e p instructions to create two permanent, washable, and beautifully decorated wine glasses. The instructor will supply each painter with two wine glasses and all enamel acrylic paints and brushes needed. This event will take place on December 3 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Stop by the Activities Desk with a check made out to WNC of Tampa to reserve your spot. CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING CLASS Get in the Holiday Spirit and celebrate National Christmas Card Day by making your own beautiful greeting card! All instruction and necessary supplies will be provided for $10, payable at the class. Join in on the fun in the Clubhouse Craft Room on December 9 at either 11:30 am or 2 pm, please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online sign-up form. Please call Karen at 863-875-8414 for any questions you may have. CREATE A CARD The last class for 2021 will be November 16 — join to create your own lovely greeting cards. A guest will ovide instruction, fr beginner 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. The cost of each class is $10. Sign up sheets are located in the HFC. Sign up soon as reservations go quickly. Join us for creative fun! Call Karen at 863-875-8414 for more information. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr November 13 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Topic: Catch My Drift 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. LA DANCE CLASSES Instructor: Connie Wilkinson, certified DVIDA Instructor (863.875.6728) Learn the Rumba! Mondays November 1, 8, 16, 22..from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the HFC Community Center. FREE! No partner needed. For safety wear sturdy shoes — no flip flops please! There will be no classes in December — will resume in January! DANCE CLASSES Instructor: Cheryl Winchester Mondays 9 to 10 am in the HFC Basketball Court Promises to be filled with fun, no previous experience needed! Come when you can, relax and exercise while having fun! Hope you see you there! IMPROVER LINE DANCING Instructor: Ann Ludwick Date & Time: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Beginning November 4 Location: Clubhouse Ballroom

FABRIC ORIGAMI ORNAMENT MAKING CLASS Adorn your tree with a unique Holiday ornament hand-made by you! Join Alice Mayer as she teaches how to make fabric origami ornaments on December 7 at 11 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. The cost is only $2! Sign up for this one-of-a-kind class at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. THE ART OF BEADING Facilitator: Valerie Fetcho The holidays are coming fast and it is always great to get a homemade gift from someone you love. At the Art Of Beading the group is always learning something new. There a few members who will teach you how to do the different stitches so that you can make some beautiful jewelry. You don't need to know how to bead in order to join. Everything that you need to start beading is provided. If you want to continue to bead we can help you figure out what you need and make sure you know where to get everything. There is no fee to join and you don't need to bring anything to start. The group is also planning on going to some stores to check out their beading supplies and going to lunch afterwards, so join in every Tuesday in the Clubhouse Craft Room at 11 am. If you have any questions call Valerie Fetcho at 863-268-7157 or email valgeo2@aol.com. YOGA SHARE Participate in yoga to DVDs on Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up in advance at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Questions? Call Sally Winfrey at 863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815. CPR CLASS Learn how to perform CPR with Polk County Fire Rescue on December 15 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This class provides hands-only chest compression CPR and AED training designed to save the lives of people in sudden cardiac arrest. Residents will learn these life-saving tips with handson training, a presentation, and an educational video. Please sign up for this class at the Clubhouse

LIVIN G WITH S ANDHILL CRANES Shannon Carnevale from UF/IFAS will present about the local Sandhill Cranes at the HFC on November 2 at 1 pm. She will be answering any questions you may have about them as well as informing you about their habits and more. AMATEUR RADIO EXAM AT THE HFC The Lake Ashton Amateur Radio Association will host examinations for all levels of amateur radio licenses on November 12 at 1 pm in the HFC Craft 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 by emailing Dave Bishop at DBishop1867@gmail.com. Please provide your name, address, which exams you will take, and your FRN number from the FCC. If you do not have an FRN Number go the the FCC web site and register at apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do CHEF’SSpecial December 8 at 5 pm Pulled brisket tacos with a key lime sorbet that will cool your margarita $15 per person The class is reserved for the first 32 residents to sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk LAKE ASHTON CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES ( LACES) "Lace up" and come down to the Clubhouse Ballroom for a series of monthly classes aimed at enriching the mind, body, and spirit. The series starts on December 8 in the Clubhouse Ballroom with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County pushing residents to think "Beyond Quinoa" and explore the rich flavors, textures, and benefits of the other delicious whole grain options such as millet, amaranth, farro, teff, and buckwheat. Enjoy learning about the grains and then experience a food demonstration and tasting of dishes highlighting these delightful and nutritious foods. SAVE THE DATE for the January class with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County celebrating Florida Arbor Day (a little later) with Shannon Carnavale presenting "Community Forestry and Urban Tree Canopy”. ON-S ITE DERMATOLOGI ST The HFC will be having an onsite dermatologist starting in December in a 40' mobile medical vehicle with 3 exam rooms and medical equipment to perform skin exams, biopsies, Botox & Fillers, MOHS surgery and more. This is a convenient options for residents who do not want to leave "campus" to get the dermatology care they need. They will use a telehealth platform for followups and accept many types of insurance including Medicaid. GRIEF SUPPORT After losing a loved one, survivors may find the pain associated with that loss doesn’t lessen with time. Support groups provide a safe place to express feelings, share experiences, learn about grief, and move ahead in the grief process. You do not have to be a loved one of a hospice patient to participate in these groups. They offer all programs to anyone residing in Polk, Highlands, or Hardee County who has experienced the death of a loved one. All support groups are free to participants. To register, please call 863-968-1739 or 1-800-464-3994. COOKING CLASS

Holidays Around The World December 10 at 5 pm Clubhouse Ballroom Tickets: $30 Enjoy food stations, traditional music & holiday decor from these countries: Italy: Lasagna Bolognese Kenya: Mashed Sweet Potatoes Colombia: Beef Empanadas America: Sliced Turkey with Gravy Israel: Latkes and Jelly Doughnuts Canada: Butter Tarts Purchase tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk (Visa, MasterCard, or check payable to LACDD)

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