James Bennett of Macclenny was recently presented with the Leader of the Year Award by Greg Evans, District Two secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation headquartered in Lake City.
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The large umbrella-shaped Chinese chestnut tree on the Glen St. Mary Nursery property has seen many a wedding take place under its leafy branches. Sadly, the tree has stood for nearly a century without a mate of its own.
Children played with frisbees and other toys, dancers from a newly opened studio in Macclenny provided the entertainment and public and nonprofit disaster responders distributed information about their respective agencies during the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency’s “September 11th: A Day of Service & Remembrance” event held the morning of September 7 at Memorial Park.
At least 10 motorcycle riders took part in the roughly 100-mile “Poker Run for Jaiden Skye-Leah Champion,” the benefit ride and fundraiser for Jaiden’s family. She is 6 years old and has a genetic disorder known as Mawat Wilson Syndrom as well as other diagnoses, including epilepsy.