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Clinch Historical Society Presentation by Ron Sapp

Jul 04, 2018 02:00AM
Ron Sapp’s upcoming talk to the Clinch Historical Society will center around the different issues and people that have kept Fernandina such an interesting place in which to live since 1950.  Ron’s primary focus will include the resort/tourism era (1973 to present); the different city managers, city attorneys and commissioners.  He knows politics from the inside as he was elected city commissioner for the first time in 1978 and served eight terms off and on, 24 years; six terms (years) as Mayor.  He regularly contributes to the Fernandina Beach News Leader.

Sapp has lived in Fernandina Beach since he was two years old.  He went to all the schools here.  He married Kasey, his wife of 50 years.  Ron and Kasey have two children: Sherri who lives in Fernandina Beach and Lori now living in Gainesville.

Sapp has been a teacher at Fernandina Beach High School since 1988, taking off two years for retirement.  He is now back teaching half days now - 8:00 to 12:00.  He teaches AP Psychology and Honors U.S. History.  Ron is a veteran, serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force - 1966 to 1970.

All are welcome to attend this informative and interesting free program on Monday, July 9th, at the Amelia Island Museum of History beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact [email protected] .