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Updated: 04/30/2014 08:48:02AM

Why “Mr. Soccer” is Citizen of the Year

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Citizen of the Year Robbie Shields says a few words after winning the honor at Friday's 56th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Gala at the Lake Wales Country Club. For more photos, see pages 12 and 22.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Chamber President Angela Pulido and Joseph F. Miranda present Jean Kincaid Scott (center) with the Public Servant of the Year Award.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Clinton Horne, Jerome Mack and Terrye Howell accept the award for Community Service Organization of the Year for the Green & Gold Foundation.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Chamber President Angela Pulido and Robert Brown of TD Bank present Larry Bossarte (center) with the Community Leadership Award .

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

2013 Citizen of the Year Howard Kay and his wife, Janet at Friday's 56th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Gala at the Lake Wales Country Club.

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Known as “Mr. Soccer” in the Lake Wales community, Robbie Shields was named 2014 Citizen of the Year by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday night at a reception and dinner at the Lake Wales Country Club.

Shields, manager of cost accounting at Florida’s Natural Growers, is known locally as a sports enthusiast extraordinaire helping raise funds for anything children-oriented.

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