Celebrating community in Florida
Florida Family Fun Fest always draws a crowd
A view of the Florida Funfest along closed Main Street in the Village of Florida
People relax on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Florida during the annual Florida Funfest along Main Street on Sunday afternoon Aug. 10.
Ed and Linda Dubin of Florida NY dressed in nineteenth century clothing and standing in front of the Victorian Mapes House on Main Street during the Florida Funfest on Sunday August 10, 2014. Ed and Linda are members of the Seward/Mapes House Restoration Committee.
This young girl is creating sand art.
Banners fly above a pretzel and lemonade tent on a clear day during the Florida Funfest along Main Street last Sunday, Aug. 10.
FLORIDA — If it does say itself, The Florida Family Fun Fest is a great example of what a community can do when it works together. Preparations are ongoing year round with the committee working to make every year just a bit better than the year before.
Last Sunday was no exception.
In addition to the 5K and 10K races, music on three stages and great food from local vendors, the Fun Fest Committee also presented its community awards:
Jobst Arnold Bieling
Jobst Arnold Bieling received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Born on April 17, 1936, the son of Elizabeth Roe of Florida,and Jobst Arnold Bieling Sr. of Hamburg, Germany has been a life-long resident of Florida and Chester. He is the third generation business owner of one of Florida’s cornerstone businesses — Roe Brothers Inc., founded in 1886 by his grandfather John King Roe and his uncles, George and Louis Roe.
Robert B. Scott III
Robert B. Scott III was selected as Citizen of the Year.
Among his many contribution to the community are his service to the Village of Florida; with American Legion Post 1250; as a member of the Friends of the Florida Public Library; a longtime member of the Florida Historical Society, including its Seward Homestead Restoration Committee; the Florida Family Fun Fest Committee; and the Flor-Wick Friends, a senior group.
The photographs that appear on this page were taken by Robert G. Breese. Additional photos can be found at warwickadvertiser.com.
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