- September 24, 2015
75 years ago
Work on the new Methodist Church in Winter Garden is in progress. The Rev. Shuler Peele is very much pleased and said, â€œIt may not be the largest church in Florida but will be one of the most beautiful in the state.â€
The Winter Garden City Council has appointed J.B. Rodgers Jr. municipal judge. The idea of having a municipal judge without police or political connections will materially aid the police in enforcing the local ordinations, according to Mayor Harter.
45 years ago
Following his two-day campaign visit to Florida on behalf of Gov. Claude Kirk, Vice President Spiro Agnew rested at the Bay Hill Club, one of his favorite golfing spots.
Kitty Osburn, representing the West Orange Junior Service League, visited Winter Garden Elementary School for the Patch the Pony project (â€œNay, nay, from strangers stay awayâ€ ) and pinned buttons on Larry Walker, Katrinka Van Deventer, Todd Orie and Sandy Holland.
40 years ago
The Women’s Club of Sand Lake Hills held a fashion show at Windermere Town Hall featuring fashions by â€œThose Girlsâ€ and narrated by Glenna Bardoe.
35 years ago
Four 1980 graduates of West Orange High School are recipients of softball scholarships at Valencia Community College: Jane Fulmer, Kathy Bagwell, Benna Cawthorn and Babs Smith. This is the first time any high school has produced that many scholarship winners from one class.
15 years ago
The Seventh Annual Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival featured country music recording artist Joe Diffie, Captain Harry, Margo Rochelle and Rodeo Drive.
10 years ago
Two Winter Garden children, 18-month-old Calvin Sanders and 8-month-old Brevin Walker, and their families will join others for the mile-long Buddy Walk at Lake Eola to promote awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.
West Orange High School won the inaugural Battle for the Shield football game held at WOHS. The Warriors beat the Ocoee Knights 23-0.