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Updated: 11/15/2017 08:30:04AM

Highway Park celebrates Founders Day

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Reva Callahan serves up a hot lunch for a senior citizen at the Highway Park's Founders Day festivities.

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From left; Curtis Harris, Mylicia Jones, Jamesa Blackstock and Cassandra Harris were on hand to promote youth membership in the Highlands County NAACP.

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Wele particpant Ja' Rel Callahan attended the Highway Park Founders Day festivities to promote and garner donations for Shriner's Hospitals' Christmas Teddy Bear Drive

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Retired Army veteran Ernest Moore (60) gave a hearty salute to the vets and to the good work done to make the Founder's Day festivities a success.

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There were shirts for sale promoting the Highway Park Neighborhood Council.

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Some folks went to the Highway Park Founder's Day celebration to relax and socialize.

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Laura Sherrill and Gladys, health educators from Florida Health in Sebring, were on hand to teach about how to prevent diabetes. They provide free classes by calling them at 863-382-3970.

By TOM MEISENHEIMER

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It’s been said that many years ago ancestors of slaves found and began to turn a sandpit, swamp and burial ground into a community at what is today named Highway Park, located just south of Lake Placid on Highway 27.

Today, over 420 residents call it home. And through the vision of Tiffany Green who came home from the Army four years ago, the Highway Park community celebrated their fourth annual Founders Day last Saturday.

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