Nominations now accepted
Deadline: February 20, 2018
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.
Nomination Deadline: February 20, 2018
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED FORM TO:
P.O. Box 23601
Jacksonville, FL 32241
OR EMAIL FORM TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 RECIPIENT: SUSIE SCOTT
We were very pleased to honor long-time Julington Creek resident, Susie Scott, who was our 2017 recipient of the Miss Aggie Award.
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.
Past Miss Aggie Award Recipients
- 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