TAVARES — At its Fourth Annual Awards Banquet last month, the Lake County Historical Society presented 10 awards to individuals and organizations.
Award recipients and presenters included (left to right, front row) Groveland Historical Society President Marie Padgett, Doris Ragan, Glorianne Fahs, Gail Morris, (back row) Lake County Historical Society President Jamie Hanja, Tavares Mayor Robert Wolfe, Doris Bloodsworth, Beacon College President Deborah Brodbeck, Danisha Hughes, Alexis Jandreau, Lake County Commissioner Linda Stewart and Historical Society of Tavares President Bob Grenier.
Awards presented include:
- Historical Society of the Year — Groveland Historical Society
- Lifetime Achievement Award — Doris Ragan of Tavares
- Historian of the Year (tie) — Bob Grenier of Tavares and Glorianne Fahs of Leesburg
- President’s Award — Gail Morris, Office Manager & Secretary of Lake County Historical Society
- Municipality of the Year — City of Tavares
- Writer & Author of the Year — Doris Bloodsworth of Clermont
- Preservationist of the Year — Beacon College
- Student of the Year — Danisha Hughes of Tavares High School
- Teacher of the Year — Alexis Jandreau, fourth-grade teacher from Seminole Springs Elementary
The Lake County Historical Society is already planning its Fifth Annual Awards Banquet. Organizers say the next edition of the annual awards banquet will be an evening event with historical societies from all over the County invited. For more information, call the Lake County Historical Society at (352) 343-9890.