"The Pine Tree Festival"
From The Press of 25 October, 1949, comes the headline "Baker County's Third Annual Pine Tree Festival Friday, 18th." The copy stated, among other things, Macclenny and Baker County last Friday maintained a festive atmosphere as it played host to hundreds attending the Third Annual Baker County Pine Tree Festival. "The pine tree theme was carried throughout the day from the beginning of the activities with a 19 unit parade though Macclenny until the round and square dance that evening." "Selected as a queen for the day was Miss Virginia Ware, a senior and cheerleader at the Macclenny Glen High School, who was chosen over five other contestants. The queen was crowned during the half of an afternoon football game between the Macclenny Wildcats and St. Joseph's Academy of St. Augustine."
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, May 24, 1984 THE WAY 1T WAS-Gene Barber