Miss Virginia Ware – Pine Tree Festival Queen

"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

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