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					                                               JANUARY 2010

NEW YEAR, NEW BEGGINGS, AND                                         The Directors and Staff of the
     NEW NETWORKING.                                              Avon Park Chamber of Commerce
                                                                         Wishes Everyone
      Calling All Chamber Members!
If you are a Chamber Member that hasn’t been to a
Membership Luncheon in a long time or a New Mem-
ber who hasn’t been to a Membership Luncheon yet.
Then come to the first Chamber Membership Lunch-
eon of 2010. Meet new people or just get reconnected
with friends you haven’t seen in awhile.

“Networking is the Key to the New Year for your business”


    Avon Park Chamber of Commerce                                       Avon Park Chamber
         Membership Luncheon                                           Membership Directory
           Hotel Jacaranda
           January 26, 2010                                 The chamber is pleased to announce we will continue to part-
               12:00 pm                                     ner with Heron Publishing to produce the New Edition of the
                                                            Avon Park Chamber Membership Directory, a beautiful full
                   Sponsored by:                            color publication featuring Avon Park and a Business Direc-

     Good Shepherd Hospice                                  tory of our members.

                                                            Consumers consider the Chamber of Commerce a trusted re-
         The cost is $10.00 Per person                      source for business referrals. As a chamber member you have
                                                            the exclusivity to showcase your business and make an im-
 Please RSVP to the Chamber at 863-453-3350                 pression of those buyers who are looking to do business with
                                                            a chamber member.

    REMEMBER!!!!!                                           New, this year the Community Guide will be seen in an elec-
                                                            tronic “flip book” version on the Chamber’s website and ad-
       SUPPORT                                              vertisers will be hyper linked to your website.
       CHAMBER                                              To receive more information regarding the new Avon Park
      MEMBERS !!                                            Chamber Membership Directory contact the chamber at 863-
                                                            453-3350.     Heron Publishing sales representative Dave
   WE HAVE IT HERE                                          Facinelli (cell 727-866-9647) will contact you to help you
      BE SMART                                              secure your position. There are prices to fit all budgets and he
                                                            can discuss payment options.
      SAVE GAS
    SHOP LOCALLY                                            I encourage you to reserve your space and help others learn
                                                            more about your business. We all benefit from this coopera-
                                                            tive project.
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                                                HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

                            While we may not have snow drifts and slippery highways in Florida, winter driving still has its
                            hazards in the sunshine state. In our area heavy fog, rain and smoke are common hazards in the fall and
                            winter months. Florida law requires that low beam headlights be used “…at all times during the twilight
                            hours in the morning and the twilight hours in the evening and during fog, smoke and rain.”
                            (FS316.2385) Please note that automatic daytime driving lights do not engage taillights therefore
                            they do not meet the criteria for fog, rain and twilight driving.

         Fog can reduce visibility to less than ¼ mile in some instances and can go from a light mist to a thick cover in an
instant. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recommends postponing your trip to
late morning or afternoon hours if dense fog is predicted. If you must drive, low beam headlights will help you see better,
but also it will make other drivers be able to see you coming. Watch out for slow-moving vehicles and listen for traffic
you may not be able to see. The DHSMV also advises to use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a
guide instead of following the tail lights in front of you. Should the car in front become disoriented and you follow those
taillights, you will follow right into trouble. If you must stop, utilize your signals and pull off the road as far as possible.
When you are clear of the roadway, turn on your hazard flashers and carefully move away from your vehicle. Hazard
lights should only be used when you pull over and stop - not while moving.

        For the safety of our officers, I ask also that you be sure to follow the “Move Over Law”. The Move Over Law
protects emergency personnel when they are conducting activities on the side of a roadway. The law states that on a two
lane roadway you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when passing
any emergency vehicle. If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour. On a
multiple lane roadway if you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must
vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are unable to safely move over, you must slow
down to a speed of 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer.
Violating the move over law puts both you and a public safety professional at risk, and can result in a fine and points on
your license.

        Please help us keep our roadways safe by following these guidelines and laws. For more information on traffic
safety please call the Crime Prevention Unit at 385-0024.




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                 Certified Public Accountants




                 140 South Commerce Avenue
                  Sebring, Florida 33870-3601
                        (863) 382-1157


165 East Interlake Blvd.           504 Northwest Fifth Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852-9578   Okeechobee, FL 34972-2570
(863) 699-5544                                (863) 763-2354
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                                                                                                                     If you are interested in volunteering, or being a sponsor
                                                                                                                     for Snow Fest 2010, please contact the BBBSSC office at
                                                                                                                     863-402-9001 or Tameesha Hudson: thud-
                                                                                                                     son@bbbssun.org. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United
AT&T proudly presents Winter Fest 2010. Big Brothers                                                                 Way member agency
Big Sisters of the Sun Coast annual fundraiser is set for
Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
at the Sebring International Raceway. Entrance into event
is $5.00. Children three and under are free. There is no
cost for parking.                                                                                                              Avon Park Project
This is the 5th annual Winter Fest event for Big Brothers                                                                         Graduation
Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. This year’s event will include
entertainment, face painting, the National Guard, bounce                                                                       Golf Tournament
houses, food vendors and most of all, snow! Come out
and join in on the “coolest” event in Highlands County.
                                                                                                                                January 2, 2010
                                                                                                                           River Greens Golf Course
Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to present Winter Fest
2010 thanks to community sponsors, such as our present-                                                                      Shotgun Start 8:30 am
ing sponsor AT&T. Other lead sponsors include
Gertrude Spear McGrew Charitable Trust, Children’s Ser-                                                                      Four Person Scramble
vices Foundation of Highlands County, Publix Charities
Foundation, Dr. Cary & Darlene Pigman, Highlands To-
                                                                                                                               $60.00 Per Person
day, Signs Now, Cohan Radio Group and hosting spon-
sor, Sebring International Raceway.
                                                                                                                         Includes Green Fees * Food *
                                                                                                                                     Prizes
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children
reach their potential through professionally supported,                                                                      For more information
one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable im-
pact. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is a local                                                                       Call 453-5210
501c3 non-profit organization. The funds we raise for this
event go toward mentoring programs in our local com-
munity.




         Heartland
         National Bank

           Locally Owned,                                                         Highland Mowers and Saws                Joe Gillians & Bea Gillians

          Community Minded                                                                       912 W. Main Street
                                                                                                                          Owner/General Manager
                                                                                                                          Certified Technicians
                                                                                              Avon Park, Florida 33825    Husqvarna
                                                                                               Phone: 863-453-3147        Grasshopper
                                                                                                                          B&S
                                                                                                 Fax: 863-453-3148        Kohler
               AVON PARK                  LAKE PLACID                               Email: mowersandsaws@embarqmail.com
              800 West Main Street      600 U.S. Highway 27 North                                                         Kawasaki
                 863.453.6000                 863.699.1300

                 SEBRING                SUN ’N LAKE NO.
            320 U.S. Highway 27 North    5033 U.S. Hwy 27 North
                  863.386.1300               863.386.1322



           www.heartlandnb.com                                      Member FDIC
                                                                                       We service what we sell


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JANUARY 2010
1     The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce office will be                       18   The Avon Park Chamber Office will be closed in obser-
closed in observance of New Year's Day.                                      vance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2    Avon Park Project Graduation Golf Tournament, 8:30                      22    The Calgary Fiddlers presented by Avon Park Breakfast
am shotgun start . For more information call River Greens Golf               Rotary. Shows at 2:30pm and at 7:30pm. Held at Our Lady of
Course 863-453-5210                                                          Grace Catholic Church of Avon Park. For more information call
                                                                             863-453-5756.
4     Avon Park Relay for Life Committee Meeting at 5:30.
Call Julie Diaz Nichols for more information 863-443-3185.                   22   Jazz Series: Eddie Metz Jr. Trio, 7:30pm., South Florida
                                                                             Community College University Center Auditorium. For more in-
6    The Children's Museum 15th Annual Museum Mystery                        formation call 863-453-2211
Dinner is back and better then ever. For more information call
863-385-5437.                                                                23    2nd Annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon and
                                                                             5K Run. To benefit Park Projects at Highlands Hammock State
7    Jazz Series: Davis and Dow Quartet, 7:30 pm., South Flor-               Park. For more information call Chet Brojek 863-385-4736 or
ida Community College University Center Auditorium. For more                 email him at cbrojek@comcast.net
information call 863-453-2211
                                                                             26 Avon Park Chamber Membership Luncheon 12:00 pm at
9     Lawn Mower Racing - Race #4 at the Avon Park Mower                     the Hotel Jacaranda. Sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice.
Plex. For more information call (863) 382-1070 or visit                      RSVP to the Chamber 863-453-3350
www.floridalawnracing.net

12     Avon Park Relay for Life Committee Meeting at 5:30.
Call Julie Diaz Nichols for more information 863-443-3185.
                                                                                           The Children’s Museum
13     Blood Drive 11am - 4pm., Held at South Florida Commu-                                   of the Highlands
nity College on the Circle. For more information call 863-453-2211
                                                                                                 15th Annual
13-16 23rd Annual Antique Engine & Tractor " Swap Meet".                                  Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
For more information go to www.floridaflywheelers.org
                                                                                                       Entitled
14     New Advances in Newsom Eye Care Lunch 'n Learn                               “Kim and Scott Tie The Know”
Thursday, at noon with Dr. Bucci. All of the aforementioned                                Saturday, February 6, 2010
events will be taking place at our Avon Park office. More informa-
                                                                                             Four Points by Sheraton
tion can be received by calling our Sebring branch at 863-385-1544
as well as to RSVP for the events.                                                            Sebring Chateau Elan
                                                                                            Tickets $60.00 per person
15-31 Highlands Little Theaters percents "You Can't Take It                              Corporate Table for ten $650.00
With You". For ticket information call or go to the Box Office
Monday- Friday 10 am- 2 pm, 863-382-2525.                                                Patron Table for ten $1,000.00
16 "Music in the Park" Concert Series. Tammerlin - Folk &                                         This year’s show
Bluegrass. 7:00 - 9:00pm at Highlands Hammock State Park. Ad-
missions just $5.00 per person, accompanied kids age 12 & under
are free. For more information call (863) 386-6094 or                        Kim and Scott are getting married. Serious questions
www.FloridaStateParks.org/highlandshammock                                   arise? Did Kim murder her first husband? Has Scott
16 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sun Coast 5th Annual Winter                   been trading computer gaming secrets for precious
Fest Festival Presented by AT&T. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at                 gems? Is he an opportunist? Relatives try to protect
the Sebring International Raceway. For more information call 863-            Kim and Scott from each other. This fun filled spoof of
402-9001.                                                                    a wedding celebration will have you guessing all night
                                                                             long.
17     Community Drum Circle with Primal Connection from 3:00
pm till 5:00 pm in the picnic area of Highlands Hammock State
Park. For more information, call Fred at (863) 402-                          For more information call the Children’s Museum at
8238 www.floridastateparks.org/highlandshammock                              (863) 385-5437.

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       2nd Annual Highlands Hammock Half
               Marathon & 5K Run
On January 23, 2010, come show your support for Highlands Ham-
mock State Park with all proceeds to benefit Park Projects. For
several years we have enjoyed the beauty that Highlands Hammock
has to offer and as the park grows it needs funds to do so. Please
come out and enjoy the park again but this time do it to help High-
lands Hammock State Park Projects.                                             Mark your calendars, The Historical Society of Avon Park will
                                                                               hold its Annual Banquet at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2010
For more information call 863-385-4736 or email Chet Brojek at                 at the Jacaranda Hotel. The featured speaker will be Dr. Donald
cbrojek@comcast.net                                                            Geldart, talking about changes in health care in Avon Park over
                                                                               the years. Other agenda items include election of new board mem-
                                                                               bers, presentation of Board Members of the Year and a special
                                                                               recognition of several community leaders.

                                                                               Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available at the Depot Mu-
                                                                               seum, Jacaranda Hotel and the Chamber of Commerce.

                                                                               For more information, call Nancy Weber at 863-453-3582.

                                “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT
                                    WITH YOU”
                                      OPENS
                                JANUARY 15-31, 2010.
                               This whimsical Pulitzer Prize-
                               winning Broadway play is the story
                               of the zany Sycamore household,
presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a former businessman who
has turned his back on commerce to enjoy life. At the Sycamores’,
everyone does just what he or she pleases. Naturally, when the
stuffy, aristocratic Kirby's come to the Sycamores’ for dinner, the
event is a disaster, capped with the arrest of everyone in the house-
hold. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before
you realize that if they are mad, then the world is madder.                                      AVON PARK
                                                                                            BREAKFAST ROTARY CLUB
For more information call or visit the Box Office Monday-Friday                                   PRESENTS
from 10 am- 2 pm, 863-382-2525
                                                                                          THE CALGAY FIDDLERS
                                                                                        FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
                              23rd Annual Antique                                         TWO PERFORMANCES
                               Engine & Tractor                                           2:30 PM AND 7:30 PM
                                  “Swap Meet”                                    GROGAN HALL @ OUR LADY OF GRACE
                           January 13-14-15-16,2010                                 CATHOLIC CHURCH, AVON PARK
                                                                                       TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS
Visit Flywheel Park for 4 days of family fun and seeing the past
preserved for the future. Activities including antique tractor and                  ARE $10.00 PER PERSON AND ARE
car parades, flea market, antique engines, tractors and equip-                 AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
ment, entertainment, operating saw mill, tractor pull and much                    AVON PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
more. So get the family together and come see all Flywheel Park                     HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK
has to offer.                                                                         HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK
The chamber provides Tram Drivers for this event so if you are                       REFLECTIONS ON SILVER LAKE
interested in volunteering a few hours please contact the chamber                FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 453-5756
office at 453-3350.

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  Highlands County Hospice House                                                          The philosophy surrounding hospice care is to focus on
                                                                                 the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and
 Ground-breaking Ceremony Planned                                                families as they face the challenges of end-of-life issues. Good
          January 7, 2010                                                        Shepherd Hospice healthcare professionals and trained volunteers
                                                                                 deliver a vast majority of this care in patients’ home, whether that
                                                                                 is a private residence, an assisted living facility or a nursing
   Good Shepherd Hospice will make a                                             home. However, between 40 to 60 percent of terminally ill pa-
                                                                                 tients require some type of inpatient care during the course of
          major fundraising                                                      their hospice experience. A Hospice House setting permits hos-
                                                                                 pice professionals to address patients’ health issues or concerns
     announcement at ceremony...                                                 without patients having to undergo unnecessary – and unwanted –
                                                                                 tests and treatments.
 SEBRING, FLA. – The community dream of additional end-of-
life care services for residents of Highlands, Hardee and Polk                        The Good Shepherd Hospice House will be built in an old-
counties will be one step closer when Good Shepherd Hospice                      Florida style that includes private rooms with private baths, com-
holds a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Highlands County                    fortable beds and sofa sleepers for family members to stay with
Hospice House on January 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Sebring. In addition,                patients. The new facility will also feature:
Good Shepherd Hospice will make a major fundraising announce-
ment at the event. The ceremony will be held at 1110 Hammock
                                                                                    Spacious common areas
Road, the site of the future facility. Federal, state and local digni-
taries have been invited to attend. The event is open to the public                 Screened lanais
and refreshments will be served. “Good Shepherd Hospice staff,                      A spiritual retreat room
volunteers and supporters are thrilled to start the New Year with                   Family laundry facilities
the Hospice House groundbreaking,” said Becky McIntyre, Good
Shepherd Hospice regional director. “The Highlands County Hos-
                                                                                    A play area for children
pice House will be a tangible example of Good Shepherd Hos-                         Computer terminals with Internet access
pice’s mission to provide outstanding hospice and palliative care                   State-of-the-art commercial kitchen
in our communities.” In August 2008, the state approved Good
Shepherd Hospice’s certificate of need application to build the                       “The state of Florida does not require Good Shepherd Hospice
Hospice House. Since then, the organization has completed the                    to make hospice house-type care available as a necessity for our
purchase of the property, selected Stevens Construction as its con-              license,” added McIntyre. “But in Auburndale, we have seen the
tractor, gained city and county approval and finalized architectural             remarkable benefits a Hospice House setting can provide our pa-
plans for the Hospice House. Good Shepherd Hospice anticipates                   tients’ quality of life, and we are committed for this community to
that construction will take approximately one year. Funding for the              have this type of care available and nearby.”
new Hospice House will come from financing of the project and
community donations. “The need for a stand-alone Hospice House                        The finished building will also house the Good Shepherd Hos-
in Highlands County is so great we couldn’t wait,” said McIntyre.                pice Community Resource Center, which is “home-base” for the
“Good Shepherd Hospice knows that we have a great deal of sup-                   interdisciplinary teams that provide care for patients across High-
port for this project. The finished Hospice House will be a testa-               lands, Hardee and Polk counties. The center will also have addi-
ment to the community’s dedication, and we are grateful for their                tional space for staff meetings, volunteer training and bereavement
help in every step of the process.” When it opens, the Good Shep-                support groups.
herd Hospice House will be an acute care, inpatient facility that is
specifically designed to address the requirements and requests of                About Good Shepherd Hospice
patients facing the end of life. Healthcare professionals will pro-              Good Shepherd Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit or-
vide pain management, symptom control and medical procedures                     ganization that supports and serves more than 700 patients each
in a safe, home-like setting where families and friends are encour-              day in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties as they face the chal-
aged to visit. According to attorney Jim McCollum, a long-time                   lenges of life-limiting illnesses. Healthcare professionals and
Good Shepherd Hospice supporter, people might be unfamiliar                      trained volunteers embrace the Good Shepherd Hospice mission to
with the concept of a Hospice House but truly come to appreciate                 make the most of life by relieving the suffering of patients and
its value when a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness.                    their families affected by end-of-life issues. The organization has
“Currently, if patients require this type of care, they must travel              been a part of the community since 1979 and is a 2008 recipient of
nearly 50 miles to access the nearest Hospice House, the Good                    a Circle of Life Citation of Honor Award. Good Shepherd Hospice
Shepherd Hospice George C. Forsythe Hospice House in Auburn-                     is the only local agency offering hospice programs accredited by
dale,” said McCollum. “Families are reluctant to transport medi-                 the Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting
cally fragile patients such a distance and don’t want their loved                body. The United Way of Central Florida partially funds the com-
ones so far from home. Terminally ill patients now will have the                 munity programs offered by Good Shepherd Hospice. For more
opportunity to receive care, specific to their unique needs in a se-             information,          please      visit     the     we b s i t e at
rene setting that’s close to home.”                                              www.goodshepherdhospice.org
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              Health & Safety Course Schedule
                   American Red Cross
             Highlands County Service Center
               106 Medical Center Avenue
                   Sebring, Florida 33870


  January 2010 (Health & Safety)
  1/04/10 ADULT CPR/AED                                   6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/05/10 FIRST AID BASICS                                6:00am - 10:00pm
  1/07/10 INFANT/ CHILD CPR/AED                           6:00am - 10:00pm
  1/09/10 FA/CPR/AED /W INFANT/CHILD AED                  8:30am - 6:00pm
  1/12/10 ADULT CPR/AED                                   1:00pm - 5:00pm
  1/13/10 INFANT/ CHILD CPR/AED                           1:00pm - 5:00pm      Santiago Hernandez
  1/14/10 FIRST AID BASICS                                1:00pm - 5:00pm
  1/19/10 PET CPR                                         6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/20/10 CPR FOR THE PRO. RESC.( Day 1 of 2)             6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/21/10 CPR FOR THE PRO. RESC.( Day 2 of 2)             6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/25/10 FIRST AID BASICS                                6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/26/10 INFANT/ CHILD CPR/AED                           6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/28/10 ADULT CPR/AED                                   6:00pm - 10:00pm
  1/30/10 FA/CPR/AED /W INFANT/CHILD AED                  8:30am - 6:00pm              Rachel Cason
                                                                                       Sales Consultant
  February 2010 (Health & Safety)
  2/08/10     INFANT/ CHILD CPR/AED                       6:00pm - 10:00pm
  2/09/10     ADULT CPR/AED                               6:00pm - 10:00pm
  2/11/10     FIRST AID BASICS                            6:00pm - 10:00pm
  2/13/10     FA/CPR/AED /W INFANT/CHILD AED              8:30am - 6:00pm
  2/16/10     INFANT/ CHILD CPR/AED                       1:00pm - 5:00pm
  2/18/10     ADULT CPR/AED                               1:00pm - 5:00pm
  2/19/10     BABYSITTING                                 8:00am - 5:00pm
  2/20/10     CPR FOR THE PRO.                            9:00am - 6:00pm
  2/22/10     FIRST AID BASICS                            6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Conquer the cold without breaking the bank!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When temperatures dip to frigid, wintry levels (at least by Florida’s standards), it’s difficult for many to re-
sist the urge to turn up the hear. That’s why Floridians tend to use the most energy when it’s cold outside.
Think twice before adjusting the thermostat to ensure your energy bill won’t give you chills long after the
cold front passes through.

Unsure where to start? Follow a few simple tips to generate substantial energy savings:

 Change your thermostat from 74 to 70F in the winter and save $65.00. Better yet, set your thermostat at
   68 to 70F during the day and 60 to 65F at night. Every degree under 70F saves 10 percent on the heat-
   ing portion of your electric bill.

 Use portable heaters sparingly. Running a 1,500-watt resistance heater 24/7 costs $149.00 a month.

 Test your air ducts for leaks. Seal any leaky ducts, and you could save up to a third on your heating and
   cooling costs. That could amount to an annual energy savings of up to $280.00. Progress Energy offers
   a rebate that covers half the cost of the test and helps with repairs, too.

 Don’t make your water heater work overtime. Set it to 120F instead of 140F to save up to $85.00 a year
   without spending a dime! Want to keep additional energy savings from trickling away? Install low-flow
   shower heads to save water and electricity.

 If you only follow one energy-savings tip this winter, make it this one: Turn down you thermostat when
   you leave home for more than a few hours.’

The best way to identify opportunities for energy savings in you home is to sign up for a free Home Energy
Check. Through this service - which can be performed in person, online or over the phone - a Progress En-
ergy Florida energy advisor will provide customized, energy-saving advice specific to your home and deter-
mine your eligibility for valuable company rebates toward energy-efficient home improvements.

After all, through Progress Energy Florida’s energy-efficiency programs, our customers have saved more
that $1 billion in energy costs since 1981. That’s one savings statistic that can make almost everyone feel
warm and fussy inside.

For more that 100 energy-savings tips or to sign up for a free Progress Energy Florida Home Energy Check,
visit www.SaveTheWatts.com.




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