On behalf of the Society, many thanks to all of you who donated to Charlie Hicks’ run to be “Mayor for a Day.” The grand total is $2784 which will be added to the amount raised to move our historic building. Thanks again to all who contributed and congratulations to Charlie!!
Elect Charlie Hicks for PIONEER DAYS Mayor of the Day!
Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in voting for me for Mayor for the Day at Englewood Pioneer Days Sept 2-4, 2017. My charity is Lemon Bay Historical Society. Our cause is the moving of the Historic Green Street Church Museum from its current location to a lot adjacent to the Historic Lemon Bay Cemetery. This will be its forever home in order to preserve Englewood’s first church building c.1928.
To date, there are several ways to make your vote count:
**** $1 = 1 Vote ****
– For Checks, send to Charlie Hicks at 9413 Crugar Terrace, Englewood, FL 34224.
– For credit/debit cards or PayPal: click “Donate” below and enter your information.
Be sure to click into the 2nd block “Add special instructions…” and enter Mayor Vote, Charlie Hicks” (there is a special fund for this event).
Be sure to click into the 2nd block “Add special instructions…” and enter Mayor Vote, Charlie Hicks”
– For Englewood folks, there are several locations with donation boxes:
-You can also vote on the PIONEER DAYS WEBSITE, CLICK HERE
Deadline for voting is August 31 5PM. We appreciate your support for this great cause.
Charles W. Hicks was born in Lakeland, Florida in 1940. In Kathleen, a nearby town, he attended one of the many “strawberry schools” in the area that closed for vacation the months of January, February and March so that students were available to pick strawberries without missing school.
The Hicks family, dad, mom and three boys moved to Englewood in 1947 and dad, Wiley, became a commercial fisherman who went on to develop Hicks’ Marina in the mid 50s. The family enlarged the facility in the 1960s. Today, it is known as Stump Pass Marina.
Charlie graduated from Venice High School, enduring long daily bus rides, in the days before Englewood was blessed with Lemon Bay High School. In 1958 following graduation, he joined the Army, mustering out in 1961 and going on to a distinguished 31-year career with Delta Airlines.
He and his wife, Kathy, were drawn back to the area by his Englewood roots in 1999 and immediately got involved in the community. He is a long-time member and President of the Lemon Bay Historical Society. As a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church, Charlie is best known for coordinating the volunteers who make the $6 Wednesday night dinners so successful. He is also a member of the Secret Society of Smoked Mullets that recognizes individuals who contribute to the community.