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News Story
Updated: 04/04/2013 08:00:03AM

Floral Lakes residents win 40 medals at Senior Games

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PHOTO BY BOB STEFFEN, FLORAL LAKES


The Floral Lakes group, shown here, had 30 volunteeers and 67 participants in the recent Polk Senior Games, They brought home a total of 1 gold medals, 12 silver and 18 bronze.


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The Floral Lakes community had a contingent of almost 100 people for the Polk Senior Games, held from Feb. 23 through March 11.

The group of 30 volunteers and 67 participants brought home a total of 10 gold medals, 12 silver and 18 bronze according to Chuck Gugino and Bob Steffen.

Ed and Sheila Davis were the event managers for the Euchre card games, held at the Bartow Civic Center and sponsored by Floral Lakes Seniors. Floral residents Chuck Gugino, Jodie Guinn and Beverly Mitchell are members of the Polk Senior Games Board of Directors.

At a closing ceremony at the Lakeland Center, Rick Guinn played guitar and sang “Senior Moments.” Arland Meade was named “Most Outstanding Athlete in the 95-99 age group” and oldest Male Competitor.

The punt, pass and kick event was sponsored by the Bruce Bear family of Floral Lakes. The Road Race 5K was sponsored by the Meusers of Floral Lakes.


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