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Emily married Matthew Clark in 2009. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Matt had endless trails to hike, waterfalls to climb and mountains to snowboard. However, what he did not see much of was the sun. After completing his first four years of college, he decided to spend his final term in the National Student Exchange program. Venturing across the country, he ended up at the University of South Florida. The goal was to maybe get a tan for once in his life before returning home to Oregon. Emily said that God had different plans, and Matthew met his soulmate on an unplanned sneaky blind date. Matt now calls Bartow his home and in 2013, the couple started to assume the main operations for Spath Jewelers of Bartow. “Matt is such an amazing asset to us, he is the engine that keeps all the moving parts running,” Emily said. Faith and family are the key ingredients to the Spath journey. Emily refers to a quote from Colin Powell that says it all. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” In the Spath’s case, the dream came true, and has made Spath Jewelers a staple to the Bartow and Polk County area. Spath Jewelers is located at 1360 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida. For more information, call 863-533-9569, or visit The Valrico store is located at 2523 East State Road 60. Call 813-571-5445, or visit

PARADE& 76th Annual Crickette Club


Jeweler Byron LaLonde prepares to work on a custom piece. Spath Jeweler’s highly skilled professionals can accommodate every request, whether it is a simple jewelry repair or a custom designed piece made especially for you.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Parade starts at 4:00 p.m., Carnival will follow at Mosaic Park

Bartow’s favorite family tradition is better than ever! • Expanded Food Selections Including Food Trucks • • Costume Contest for Store-Bought and Homemade • • Crickette Club’s Famous Cake Walk • • Drawing for $500, $300 and $100 • • Bingo and Much, Much More! •

For more information and parade registration, visit

Trick or Treat is October 31. All proceeds benefit the Bartow area Girl Scouts and the Bartow Community

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Fall 2018 Magazine  

Spath Jewelers, a family-owned business transitions to the younger generation.

Fall 2018 Magazine  

Spath Jewelers, a family-owned business transitions to the younger generation.