Mandarin Store and Post Office
Held annually in March
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 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 at the historic Mandarin Store and Post Office.
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED FORM TO:
Mandarin Museum & Historical Society
P.O. Box 23601
Jacksonville, FL 32241
OR EMAIL FORM TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 RECIPIENT: Lynn Cuda
We are happy to announce that the 2019 Miss Aggie Award recipient is Mrs. Lynn Cuda. Lynn has served the community continuously ever since relocating here over 30 years ago. She has given of herself through extensive and dedicated volunteer work, especially through and on behalf of the Mandarin Community Club and the Ramsgate Homeowners Association. You can also catch her spreading joy through the community by placing her beautifully painted rocks here and there and everywhere.
Thank you, Lynn, for your ongoing dedication and service to the entire Mandarin community!
Lynn (back row, third from right) with past Miss Aggie winners Virginia Barker, Karen Roumillat, Susie Scott, Emily Lisska, Donald Bowden, Sandy Arpen, Sarah Bailey and Betty Wolfe
Past Miss Aggie Award Recipients
- 2003: Kate Monson
- 2004: Karen Roumillat
- 2005: Rhonda Reese
- 2006: Mary Ann Southwell
- 2007: Mary Kaminski and Bonnie McNulty
- 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
- 2018: Don Bowden