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Celebrate our Community History in March

Two events in March honor two very special women who contributed to our communities.  Come enjoy the festivities and (hopefully) our much-awaited spring weather while learning more about our area history.

Saturday, March 15th – Carrie Clark Day  

Our neighbors across the river in Clay County have invited us to join them in the Carrie Clark Day festivities this year.  The Clarks were one of the early families in Clay County and were very active in the community.  Their home and surrounding land was later purchased by the town of Orange Park and now serves as a community park.  Come enjoy music, games, crafts, food, and a tour of the Clark house.

Sunday, March 16th – Miss Aggie Day

Stop by the Old Mandarin Store and Post Office (corner of Mandarin Rd and Brady Rd) between 12:00 and 4:00 pm  for a Moon Pie and RC Cola.  Miss Agnes Jones served as Postmistress and owner of this historical building from 1911 to 1964.  Each year, there is an award given to a contemporary woman honoring her contribution to our community.  This year’s Miss Aggie Award will be presented to Linda Levin, Executive Director of ElderSource.  The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market will also be open.

Whitey’s Fish Camp

Sitting outside on a covered deck overlooking Doctors Inlet on a pleasant spring Saturday afternoon, while enjoying fried fish from a basket, I was reminded why I chose to live in sunny Florida.  And for authentic North Florida atmosphere, Whitey’s Fish Camp and Restaurant can’t be beat!

Whitey’s started as a bait shack in 1963 and gradually expanded into a full-service restaurant and bar.  The menu includes “traditional” seafood dinners, chicken, salads, sandwiches, wraps and more.  But the fresh river-caught catfish, All-U-Can-Eat for $16.95, are the stars.  There are daily menu and drink specials and fun activities, including Karaoke, a bass tournament, and live music on Sunday.  Dress is casual, and meals are modestly priced.

Come enjoy the real Florida!  Whitey’s is located at 2032 CR 220, Orange Park, Florida 32003.  More information and menus may be found on their website at http://whiteysfishcamp.com.