TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners held its annual State of the County presentation on Tuesday, which included the induction of two new members into the Lake County Women's Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame were Agnes Berry and Pauline Yowler. Created by the Board of County Commissioners in 1995, 29 women have been given the great honor of being selected to join this prestigious group.
Agnes Berry is well-known throughout the Leesburg community for her many years as an educator and volunteer. She taught at a private pre-school that she founded and directed from 1955-1966. She then went on to teach through the Lake County Public School system for 23 years (1967-1990). After retiring as an educator, she volunteered for the community on city and county committees. She was instrumental in the creation of “Berry Park” located in the Carver Heights community, where she serves on the West Leesburg Community Development Association.
Pauline Yowler is a pillar of the Eustis community. She was appointed to the Ferran Park Beautification Committee where she worked on several city beautification projects. She also served as chairwoman of the Eustis Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Committee, and was involved in the founding of the Eustis Historical Museum & Preservation Society, where she served in many different capacities on the Museum’s Board. She also helped develop the historic preservation program for Eustis and served on the Eustis Historic Preservation Board for 15 years.
A tradition since 1994, the State of the County presentation is an opportunity for the Board of County Commissioners to share the highlights and achievements of Lake County Government from the past fiscal year. To download the State of the County presentation log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov.