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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Claude Reese Appreciation Day Proclaimed

Well deserved honor is bestowed on local citizen.
On Monday, May 18th, the Chipola Historical Trust observed "Claude Reese Appreciation Day" in observance of his retirement after many years of serving as President of Chipola Historical Trust.
Claude was presented a "Key to the City" by City Commissioner Roger Clay, a proclamation from Mayor James Wise was read, declaring Monday, May 18th as "Claude Reese Appreciation Day". A special plaque from the Chipola Trust expressing their appreciation for over forty years of leadership of historical projects in Jackson county and Marianna.
He and his wife, Becky, were given a gift certificate to a local restaurant to express appreciation for the time he spent away from her taking care of presidential duties. An outline of his many years of service and the many accomplishments of the organization under his leadership was read by Pat Crisp, who will now assume the presidency of the Chipola Historical Trust. Harvey Wilbanks will serve as vice-president, Carol Jean Crawford, treasurer and Ruth Bass as secretary.
With 60 members, the Chipola Trust will continue to promote historical preservation and awareness throughout Marianna and Jackson County.
The Chipola Trust meets each 3rd Monday evening at the Davis-West House on Putnam Street. Anyone interested in historical preservation is invited to join the organization. Contacting Carol Jean Crawford at 482-8322 will allow her to send a reminder card to anyone interested in membership. The next meeting will be June 15, 2009. We meet each month except July, August, November, and December.

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