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Updated: 06/30/2014 06:45:59PM

Lake Wales Chamber holds luncheon

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PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins and Emergency Management Director of Polk County Pete McNally chat a bit before lunch is served buffet-style at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon held at First Baptist Church. McNally gave a hurricane preparedness presentation for those who attended.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


These employees from Citrusuco were happy to be present at this month's Chamber luncheon. From left: Heidi Jones, Mark Atherton, Avi McKenzie, and Arnaldo Mufalo.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales News Publisher Jim Gouvellis and Sales Representative Cora Ligon welcome Omaria Soto of Westgate River Ranch, and she is wearing a "new member" ribbon.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Enjoying each other's company, they stop for a quick photo before getting back to their conversation. From left: Cheryl Bossarte of Keller Williams; Maureen Huybers, Kathy Whatley, Heather Leyva, and Eddy Fernandez, from State Farm Insurance.

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Yolanda Sheppard, Annette Fuller, and Melissa Nickell were all representing Polk State College at Friday's Chamber luncheon.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


The food at these Chamber luncheons is always wonderful, here lovingly prepared by the staff at First Baptist Church, who has a full service kitchen. The menu was a chicken and noodle alfredo, steamed broccoli, salad, garlic bread, a slice of orange, and choice of cream pie dessert, with coffee, tea or water.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce President Angela Pulido welcomed everyone to Friday's event.

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"Are You Prepared for a Hurricane?" Here, Pete McNally, director of Polk County Emergency Management, says "Winging it is not a plan."

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City Manager Ken Fields brought remarks at the event, noting that preparing the city for a disaster - of any kind - is one of his premier focuses.

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