Card of Thanks – King Holiday Observance
We have been involved in the background helping to organize the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Observance that has been held in Apalachicola for many years and have been both proud and appreciative of the growing involvement of many of our community members throughout Franklin County.
To our Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes who attends and allows his officers to be involved each year, Mayor Van Johnson, City Commissioners Brenda Ash and Frank Cook... thank you. Franklin County School Superintendent Nina Marks, who has attended every year since being elected, School Board Member Teresa Ann Martin, City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb, County Commissioner Noah Lockley, Jr., Franklin County Sheriff Mike Mock for allowing Deputy (Investigator) Stella Sanders and Deputy James Pugh to represent his department, Gulf County Sheriff Department for allowing Sgt Williams to attend, Director of Franklin County Solid Waste Department and Animal Control Fonda Davis, Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department, St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, the clergy of the city, SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco), Lt. Brown of the Florida Highway Patrol who allows his troopers to represent his squad each year, to each resident of Franklin County who attended... Thank you. Those who attended from Valdosta, Ga., Tallahassee, Port St Joe, Wewahitchka, Panama City, Milton... Thank you.
Last but certainly not least to the person who believed because Dr. King had struggled, was beaten, jailed, was an activist for poverty and the Vietnam War, received the Nobel Peace Prize and was ultimately killed because of his efforts to bring about change so that all men and women could be treated equally. She believed our Franklin County community should have the opportunity to come together collectively and celebrate as well as commemorate Dr. King and his accomplishments, along with millions of others throughout America on the Dr. Martin Luther King National Holiday, Dr./Apostle Shirley C. White... Thank you.
We look forward to next year,
Dolores Hayward - Croom
Robert L. Davis