Miss Aggie Day at 1911 Mandarin Store and Post Office

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Agnes Grace Jones, “Miss Aggie” as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of Edith and Walter Jones. She was a resident of Mandarin from 1898 until her death in 1992 at the age of 94. Miss Aggie was an independent, strong-willed, confident woman who possessed a deep sense of community and a charitable heart. Part entrepreneur, part community activist and part social worker, she had the business acumen to run a successful grocery, the organizational skills to become Mandarin’s Postmistress and a reputation for helping her fellow man in time of need. She was the last of her family to live in the Webb/Jones farmhouse which is located in the Walter Jones Historical Park.

“Miss Aggie” Day is celebrated  and an award is given annually to a female  resident who has contributed to the Mandarin community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. The candidate’s contributions may be specific deeds or an accumulation of actions over a period of time. Recipients need not be “experts” in any particular area but might be known or recognized for their sense of community, their caring attitude or individual accomplishments.

The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society will accept nominations for this award from any interested party and will make a determination as to the suitability of the nominee under the established criteria. The recipient will be notified prior to the award announcement and will be asked to participate in publicity activities and related media coverage. Miss Aggie Day, which honors the recipient as well as Agnes Jones, will be held on a Saturday in March  (TBA) at the historic Mandarin Store and Post Office.

Application Deadline:  February 20, 2018

PLEASE SEND TO:

MANDARIN MUSEUM

P.O. BOX 23601

JACKSONVILLE, FL 32241

THE APPLICATION MAY ALSO BE EMAILED TO: mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net

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We were  very pleased to honor long-time Julington Creek resident, Susie Scott, who was our 2017 recipient of the Miss Aggie Award.

Susie Scott and her husband Bruce

Susie and her husband Bruce moved to Mandarin Road in 1998 where she built a barn which she filled with her passion and hobby, Arabian horses. Susie served on the North Florida Equestrian Society Board and Advisory Board for many years to support the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.
She also discovered an even greater passion while living in Mandarin when she joined the Mandarin Community Club and Mandarin Museum and Historical Society with Life memberships in 1999.

Susie worked with Mary Ann Southwell and Sharon Copeland to draft and adopt the Scenic and Historic Corridor Ordinance for Mandarin Road. Susie worked with Jacksonville community leaders as one of the five petitioners of the Citizens for Tree Preservation group to get the Tree Protection Charter Amendment passed. She has gone on to work with neighbors and as a Board member of the Mandarin Community Club on Mandarin and citywide issues. She served for almost two years on the Vision Committee to help draft the Guiding Principles for the 2030 Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Susie has served multiple times as President of the Mandarin Community Club and since 2009 as Chair of the annual Mandarin Art Festival. She is currently serving in both roles while also serving on the Advisory Board for Scenic Jacksonville.

Thank you to Susie Scott for her many accomplishments and contributions to the community of Mandarin.

Miss Aggie Award Recipients

Karen Roumillat, Miss Aggie Award Recipient 2015 Sandy Arpen and Virginia Barker.

Karen Roumillat (2004), Sandy Arpen (2014) and Virginia Barker (2012)

2003 Kate Monson

2004 Karen Roumillat

2005 Rhonda Reese

2006 Mary Ann Southwell

2007 Mary Kimisnski and Bonnie McNultey

2008 Jane Cooksey

2009 Susan Earnhart

2010 Alice Stanley

2011 Elizabeth “Betty” Wolfe

2012 Virginia Barker

2013 Emily Lisska

2014 Linda Levin

2015 Sandy Arpen

2016 Sarah Bailey

2017 Susie Scott