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Friday, June 6, 2008

Blue Springs Society Honors Dale A. Cox

The May picnic of Blue Springs Society, Children of the American Revolution, was held at Florida Caverns State Park in order to study the history of the caverns, one of Florida’s early tourist attractions. The honored guest was historian Dale A. Cox, who captivated his audience with the tale of "Jackson County’s Rip Van Winkle" that had appeared in several newspapers in the mid 1800s.
Mr. Cox, a strong supporter of C.A.R., was given a certificate that read, "In appreciation for your many years of careful research and documentation of Florida history and folklore. Your well written books will preserve our heritage for future generations."
B.T. Johnson, Danielle Melvin, and Adrian Schell, members of the Blue Springs Society, were recipients of the DAR Good Citizenship Award given by Chipola Chapter, NSDAR. This national award honors students for the qualities of "honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism."
Harry Dunaway, President of the William Dunaway Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, installed the new Blue Springs Society officers: President Markie Parrish, Vice President Katelyn Miller, Chaplain Tommy Melvin, Recording Secretary Adrian Schell, Corresponding Secretary Danielle Melvin, Treasurer Carly Miller, Registrar B.T. Johnson, Historian Marshall Parrish, and Librarian Will Glover. Senior President Ruth Croxton was given a certificate of appreciation for her three years of dedicated and loyal service and new Senior President Patti Johnson was recognized.

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