Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper July 2012 : Page 1

FREE The Neighbor to Proudly Serving Orange Park, Argyle/OakLeaf, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms & Keystone Heights Since January 2000 At Historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church NEIGHBOR State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living July 2012 Vol XIII Issue 7 Grant Sought to Preserve 100-Year-Old Stained Glass Ann Williamson Staff Writer Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Green Cove Springs are in the process of applying for funds to preserve its more than 100-year-old stained glass windows. The church is attempting to obtain a $25,200 grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to help in its preservation efforts. The church is located on St. Johns Ave. on the west and St. Johns River to the east. At the June 19 regular meeting, the Green Cove Springs City Council adopted a resolution in support of their efforts. Mayor Pam Lewis encouraged community members to help in its efforts by writing letters of support for the grant application packet that was delivered on June 29 by local businesswoman and church member Pat Garlinghouse. The Church sign on St. Johns Ave. states, “St. Mary’s was organized as mission of the Diocese of Florida in 1878. The church ___ Ann Williamson/staff Mayor Pam Lewis reads resolution supporting grant to building was erected preserve the stained glass windows of St. Mary’s Episcopal in 1879, ad the fi rst Church and presents it to Pat Garlinghouse, a member of the services was held in the church March 10, 1879. congregation who is helping to lead these efforts. Continued on page 12 Welcome to ‘Noah’s Ark Pet Shelter’ Clay High Style Look Inside for July 4th Parade Pictures pages 32-33 ____________ Fair Vision Reaps Rewards Page 6 ____________ Clay High School “Sign” while it was serving as a “Pet Friendly Shelter” during all of the rain, due to “Debby.” The Pet Friendly Shelter (PFS), a safe haven for pets during critical emergency events, is offered by the School District and the Board of County Commissioners. It opened briefl y at Clay High School in Green Cove Springs on State Road 16. The PFS, along with a general population shelter, was set up and operational within one hour. School District personnel organized and opened the general population shelter, while simultaneously the Board of County Commissioners Animal Control Department organized and opened the PFS…dubbed, “Operation Noah’s Ark”. Special thanks to Darlene Mahla Steps to Reduce Mosquitoes Page 13 ____________ Team Teal & Moosehaven Page 23 ____________ Community Calendar page 31 BENNETT BUILDINGS OF ORANGE PARK Look for Our Big Yellow Truck! RE-SHOP Don’t buy re-sale 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT Tools  Furniture  Appliances  Collectibles  $50 TRIVIA QUESTION! on page 4 Info & Ad See 1238 Blanding Blvd. OPEN 11:00am -5:00pm Happy Birthday America! 904-298-1122 Annunciation’s Run/Walk Club fi nished a great year and know the importance of physical fi tness and a healthy lifestyle. They celebrated with a party with Coach Jack Frost and their families in the school’s lunch pavilion. The R/W Club raised over $500 in awards from participating in various runs throughout Clay County. They ran and walked “enough miles to go from Jacksonville to the west coast of California” and “surpassed all other year end totals from previous Run/Walk Clubs” said Coach Frost. Auto rates just got lower. Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 What’s between &#0a;

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