BOCC to host unveiling of Derrick Henry Sign – Nov 15

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Nassau County
Press Release
Contact: Sabrina Robertson
[email protected]
October 10, 2019

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners will host an Unveiling Ceremony for the long-awaited customized sign in honor of 2015 Heisman Trophy Winner, Derrick Henry. We are so excited that this project is coming to fruition and that we can finally give Mr. Henry the recognition he deserves! And we are even more excited that Derrick Henry will be able to join us at the event!

As many of you know, the Board approved a Resolution in January 2016 in support of a request to the Florida Department of Transportation to place signs on State Road 200 and US 17, both State roads. The Board has been seeking donations since that time to assist with the costs for permitting and construction of the signs. In April 2019, the Board determined that enough funds had been raised to complete construction of one sign to be placed on State Road 200 at the old Sheriff’s Administration Office.

A big thank you for the following individuals and businesses who made donations:

– Peggy Snyder
– Vivian Hardy
– Charles Langley
– Roger & Brenda Linville
– R.N. and G.M. Murff
– George & Marilyn Spicer
– David C. Howard
– Springer Controls Co.
– Isadore Singleton and Wayne DeArman
– Judith Clance Lynch
– Johnnie and Gerald Enter, Jr.
– Gerard & Erika Jackson
– Ann Gaskin
– Beverly R. Hall
– Paul & Susan Borge
– Caroline W. Wyatt
– John & Laura Nicholson
– Florida Public Utilities
– R.P.M. Wood Products, Inc.
– Rayonier
– Doug & Janet Adkins
– Vicki Courter/Step by Step
– Mike & Abbey Drury
– Jenny Timberlake
– Jay Robertson
– Coach Pat Dunlap
– Amanda Burkett
– Kristi Stambersky
– Darrell & Sharon Blanton
– Tom Leonard
– Eric Foote
– John & Donna Martin
– Kelly Starratt
– One anonymous donor

We would also like to extend our gratitude to Officer Jenny Timberlake and the Yulee Historic Council for creating a Go Fund Me Page for donations and renewing the public’s interest in this project. Thanks to their efforts, we finally have the funding needed to fund the first sign. A second sign will be placed on the old elementary school property on US 17, just north of Pages Dairy Rd.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: Unveiling Ceremony for Welcome to Yulee-Home of 2015 Heisman Trophy Winner, Derrick Henry

WHERE: Old Sheriff’s Administration Building, 50 Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, FL 32097

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Note: The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will be on site to provide traffic and crowd control. We are looking into options for overflow parking and possible passenger vans to transport individuals to the property if needed.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the event. If you have any questions, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (904) 530-6010.

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