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Updated: 05/18/2017 08:30:04AM

Volunteers paint, clean, build and play

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Felix Piñeda, a 21-year employee of Lykes Brothers, edges the yellow safety lines against a red deck and steps at Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Lake Placid. He and a half-dozen other Lykes employees volunteered Wednesday to help the local child care provider freshen mulch and paint on the playground.

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From left, Brigham Mason and Beth Maldonado, employees of Lykes Brothers, take turns Wednesday putting red paint on a deck at Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Lake Placid, while coworker Felix Piñeda looks on in the foreground. They volunteered for the annual United Way of Central Florida Day of Caring.

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From left, Margarita Ojeda of Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Lake Placid talks with United Way of Central Florida President/CEO Alan Turner II and his son, Andrew. The United Way arranged for volunteers like Diane Cadle of Lykes Brothers, on right, to help 25 nonprofits on Wednesday's 2017 Day of Caring.

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Vanessa Carr, on left, paints under the eaves at 229 Patton Ave. in Lake Placid, while Frank Nelson, job boss for the Habitat for Humanity home, instructs workers on the roof. Carr and 34 other Alan Jay Automotive Group volunteers worked on two Habitat homes Wednesday for the 2017 United Way Day of Caring.

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Jenny McNabb of Alan Jay Automotive Group sings along with Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' while painting a closet Wednesday morning in a Habitat for Humanity home on Nichelle Boulevard in Lake Placid. She was one of 35 volunteers from Alan Jay at two Habitat homes during the 2017 Day of Caring.

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Randall Kolpin, Lykes Brothers employee, paints a deck red on Wednesday at Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Lake Placid.

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From left, Allison Huggins with Clifton Larson Allen LLC picks through her rake Wednesday while Dulce Buttrill of TD Bank clips and pulls weeds from the chain link fence at the Boys & Girls Club of Sebring.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — After other volunteers removed blue painter’s tape Wednesday from the playground steps at Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Lake Placid, Felix Piñeda finished up the edges of the yellow “safety lines.”

Margarita Ojeda, facility owner, said the United Way Day of Caring volunteer crew from Lykes Brothers helped spread 10 yards of pine mulch, paint an exposed part of the concrete deck, and repaint faded yellow lines that help guide the children and warn them of nearby ledges.

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