60 years ago
The Boy Scout troop sponsored by Oakland Presbyterian Church, with Ken Winter as Scoutmaster, spent a week at Sanibel Island and before returning home crossed over on the Tamiami Trail and went down to Key West. Winter was unable to make the trip, but his assistants, Jack Ross, Edwin Brock and Bob Willis, accompanied the boys. Scouts in the party were Otis George, Benny George, Bobby Williams, David Williams, Billy Arrington, Jim Aitken, Sam Lewis, Richard Thompson, Steve Holland, Fred Cassatt, Dick Townsend, Turtle Fowler and Fred Simpson.
45 years ago
The annual Winter Garden Rotary Club Ladies Night and Awards Dinner was held at the Ramada Inn. Incoming president is Hardie Webb, and outgoing president is George Howard, who was presented his pin by Robert Foster. Among the plaques presented by Howard were those to retiring directors Everett Farnsworth, Jack Veech, Ken Fritz and John Nowell, who acted as toastmaster of the event.
Ernest Crawford took over as president of the West Orange Jaycees at installation ceremonies held in the Burgundy Room of the Winter Garden Inn. Other officers include Stan Smith, Don Jackson, Tom Goddard, John Rhodes, Jerry Baker, Bob Davis, Don Shaw and Don Ruud.
40 years ago
Selected for the All-Star team of the Windermere Little League were Jeff Bramer, Brent Keller, Chris McGregor, Timmie Carter, David Van Dyke, Todd Pacquette, Steve Pickens, Ricky Strube, Timmie Carr, Richard Kelley, Sam Brown, Greg Smith, Bruce Crabbe, Read Powell, Mike Trawick and Ken Calvert.
35 years ago
Gerry Cook presented Kim Ross with the first Bill Cook Award named for Mrs. Cook’s late husband. Former owners of the Winter Garden Laundromat, the Cooks washed the uniforms for the area high schools free of charge. The award is presented for “academic excellence, leadership and sportsmanship.”
The Rev. James A. Harnish began pulpit duties for the new United Methodist Church congregation currently meeting in the Epicenter on Sand Lake Road. The Rev. Harnish, his wife, Marsha, and their two daughters moved into the new parsonage on Banyan in Sand Lake Hills.
25 years ago
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is celebrating the anniversary of 10 years of service with its pastor, the Rev. Jim Harnish.
The West Orange Junior Service League held its annual meeting and luncheon on the Empress Lilly at Lake Buena Vista. Kay Sims presented a fashion show from her Among the Lakes Boutique modeled by members Mary Beth Asma, Joyce Swain, Alison Griffith and Gretchen Boyd.