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     Saturday October 29th, 2022


   RSVP prior to October15th, 2022.

           Cost: $50.00/person


Absolem's  Treasure

  -Apple, Gouda, & bacon stuffed chicken breast

The Rabbit's Pot

  -Slow roasted baby potatoes & carrots

Tweedle Beans

  -Italian green beans

Wonderland Greens

 - House salad

Hatter's Twisted Treat

 -Pull-away cheesy garlic bread

Red Queen's Delight

 -Moist vanilla & chocolate infused mini cakes



Get ready to experience our best fundraiser yet! Emmerse yourself in the Wonderland atmosphere, dress up as your favorite wonderland character, or come as you are, but be sure to bring along your super sleuthing skills to help you solve the mystery of who is the murderer in Wonderland! Guests will enjoy a whimsical meal served by our cast of characters. Guests will receive a complimentary photograph and be able to take advantage of our designated photo area for personal pictures. The best detectives will take home a special gift at the end of the evening. 



The Circle of Friends Ministry, Inc. does not own the rights to any photograph, idea, or image to Disney's Alice in Wonderland nor of any of its' characters, or stars portraying said characters.

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FREE Community Festival celebrating and supporting community members, local businesses, churches, nonprofits, civic clubs, and local vendors.

First 200 people will recieve a free Thanksgiving themed meal box

First 25 people will receive swag bags

Enjoy a variety of foods, entertainment, games, vendors, and prizes!

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If you are interested in being a vendor at this event or running a game as a civic club orchurch please contact Crystal by email at: 

Vendors can get a copy of our registration form by clicking the dancing turkey picture.

Since this is purely about building our community, vendors will be able to get their deposit fee returned to them when they sign in the morning of the event. Contact Crystal for more details.


-Removing the Barriers

-Church of the Good Shepherd

-Chemical Containers

-State Farm Insurance

-Lake Wales Care Center

-Freedom Tour Church

-Weikert Ford


-Winn Dixie

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-Bombshell Salon    -Granny's Kitchen         -Struthers Honey

-Oasis Spa              -Gary Bears Hair Den   -Cheese Shop

-Elrod Automotive   -Sizzling Grill          -Freedom Tour Church

-Entourage              -Beef O' Brady's     

-State Farm             -Cherry Pocket

-Freedom Tour Church         -Crazy Fish

-Norby's Steak & Seafood    -Bill's Cafe

-Fat Boys                 -Mahalak Auto Group

-Chili's                     -Patton Tire          

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            September 9th 6-9pm

The Circle will take part of this community event as one of the mapped locations downtown. Visit your mapped locations in downtown Lake Wales for wine and beer tasting inside local businesses. This is a great way to get familiar with local businesses and members of the community.


You can get your tickets to this event by visiting the following link


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                  resource fair
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 October 18th 5-7pm

The Circle will be taking part in the Resource Fair at Victory Ridge Academy. This is a great event to get familiarized with local organizations that can assist the special need's community. Take advantage of the plethora of information that will be made available at this fair. Stop by our table and say hello.

For more information visit the Victory Ridge website at 

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        Waters Edge Retirement Community
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September 13th, 2022



The Overcomers Performance Arts Troop will be blessing the community of Waters Edge with their Fall performance. If you would like to have them perform at your church or civic club, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507 for available dates. 

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The Circle will be participating in the Freedom Tour Churches Community Resource Fair, which is to be held in the parking lot of the Eagle Ridge Mall. Come out to see what resources may be available for you and your family. These are resources for the entire community, not just IDD. Stop in and say hello!

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Wonderland Murder Mystery Dinner October 29th 6pm-8pm

                           October 29th & 30th


The Circle of Friends will be joining the festivities again this year for the Pioneer Days Festival at Lake Wales Lake. Make plans to come out and enjoy the day engaging with the community. Stop by our tent for some hand-crafted natural skin care products. 

Join us in Wonderland for a night of whimsical fun! Guests will get the chance to enjoy a fabulous meal while playing an active role in solving a mystery for less than it costs to go to fastfood and a movie. For your tickets click on the purchase tickets icon at the top of this page. For further questions you may contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507 T-F from 9am-4pm. Make your night out fun and effective at our premier Mystery Dinner Fundraiser.

                        City of Lake Wales Halloween

                             Spooktacular Boo Bash

                    October 29th from 5pm-7:30pm

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The City of Lake Wales is sponsoring a night for families to safely take their children trick-or-treating in historic downtown store fronts. The Circle will be handing out candy inside our garden area. Since this is happening during our Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser, we ask that trick-or-treating families respect our event and not enter past the candy table. Thank you for your understanding and have a safe night everyone!

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 November 1st-19th 

 Each year the P.O.P. students and staff help collect canned and boxed food items and sort food for the Care Center to help the less fortunate members of our community. Bring in 5 nonperishable food items between November 1st and November 19th and you will receive a 20% coupon for our Boutique.  For more information, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507

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     P.O.P. Christmas Party
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                           Friday, November 19th


We are taking Friendsgiving to the street this year! The community is invited to attend this street festival for food, games, and music. We will be handing out 200 Thanksgiving inspired meal boxes. Swag bags will be handed out to the first 25 people to arrive.  Vendors are encouraged to register for the opportunity to get your products in at this event. Registration forms can be downloaded from the homepage by clicking on the Turkey icon marked Vendor Registration. For more information contact

Crystal at (863) 679-2507.

Save the date!

                           Wednesday, December 16th


The P.O.P. students will be having their Christmas party during regular program hours. Friends and family are welcomed to join the festivities. Those wishing to join will have to RSVP by December 1st. If you would like to sponsor a student or the party, please contact Crystal for details.

Midnight Movie 
The Garden

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Ring in the New Year doing something different this year. Bring a cozy blanket and wear your comfy clothes while you are outside in our beautiful garden, snuggled up to your loved one with some popcorn, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, or soda while watching a Christmas classic as it plays on the side of our buidling. There will be a $5.00 charge per person to cover the costs of popcorn and beverages. This fee can be paid at the event. For more information please call Crystal, at (863) 679-2507

Stay up-to-date with all events related to The P.O.P. Program, Boutique, and Fundraising Events. Click the '2022 Calendar' icon above to view the 2022 Event and Academic Calendar.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with upcoming events. Please contact the office by telephone (863)679-2507 or by email: to get information about becoming a volunteer.

We hope to see you at our next event!