Lake Placid has been racking up awards, recognition and accolades. Our town started the year with the news Reader’s Digest readers selected Lake Placid as “most interesting town in America.” High school sports teams have excelled with basketball, softball and baseball teams earning District titles.
The list of accolades grows this week as a Lake Placid businesswoman was crowned Ms. Florida in a Saturday night pageant; and another local woman is being inducted Monday into the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Hall of Fame.
Dawn Lightsey, manager and vice president of the Lake Placid branch of TD Bank, brought home the beauty title and will next compete in national competition. As the organizer of local pageants for teens, Lightsey demonstrated her commitment as well as her beauty and charm.
Nell Frewin-Hays, as she is known among golfers, was chosen for the LPGA Hall of Fame for her skills as a golf instructor and golf course manager. Many outside the world of golf know her as Nell Hays, Public Information Officer for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. If there were a hall of fame for PIO’s, she certainly would be a shoo-in.
Congratulations to Dawn Lightsey and Nell Frewin-Hays.