Wheeler, Mae King Reign Over Festivities: Thousands Celebrate Oviedo Centennial

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Title

Wheeler, Mae King Reign Over Festivities: Thousands Celebrate Oviedo Centennial

Alternative Title

Thousands Celebrate Oviedo Centennial

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Centennials
Stone, Richard, 1928-

Description

A newspaper article detailing Oviedo centennial celebrations at Oviedo High School on March 9, 1979. Senator Richard Bernard Stone was in attendance for the fesitivities and helped to crown Mae King and B. F. Wheeler Jr., manager of the Wheeler Fertilizer Plant, as Queen and King of the Centennial. The article was published in The Oviedo Outlook on March 15, 1979.

Creator

Milligan, Meg

Source

Original newspaper article: "Wheeler, Mae King Reign Over Festivities: Thousands Celebrate Oviedo Centennial." The Oviedo Outlook, March 15, 1979: Private Collection of Sue Blackwood.

Publisher

The Oviedo Outlook

Date Created

ca. 1979-03-15

Date Copyrighted

1979-03-15

Date Issued

1979-03-15

Contributor

Blackwood, Sue

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Wheeler, Mae King Reign Over Festivities: Thousands Celebrate Oviedo Centennial." The Oviedo Outlook, March 15, 1979.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

457 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Oviedo High School, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Meg Milligan and published by The Oviedo Outlook.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Oviedo Outlook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's Introduction to Public History course, Spring 2015

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Sue Blackwood

External Reference

Adicks, Richard, and Donna M. Neely. Oviedo, Biography of a Town. S.l: s.n.], 1979.
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
"History." City of Oviedo, Florida. http://www.cityofoviedo.net/node/68.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 41: Oviedo, with Dr. Richard Adicks." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/audio/Ep41-Oviedo.mp3.

Transcript

Thursday, March 15, 1979
$6/Yr.-Price: 15 Cents

Wheeler, Mae King reign over festivities
Thousands celebrate during Oveido's Centennial week

By MEG MILLIGAN

Oviedo's Centennial weekend was a fun-filled march through history that will be remembered for years to come.

The birthday celebration opened Friday night, March 9, with the "Oviedo Gala Centennial Boogie" at the high school, where Senator Richard Stone made a surprise visit.

Stone participated in the dance festivities before flying off to Washington where he appeared on "Meet the Press" on Sunday. True to his promise, Stone mentioned Oviedo's Centennial on nationwide television.

The culmination of the dance came when Stone crowned B.F. Wheeler, Jr. and Mae King as Oviedo's Centennial King and Queen.

Mae King, sponsored by Orangewood Feed & Tack, is considered to be a second mother to almost an entire generation of Oviedo residents through her devoted babysitting in the community.

The Queen's selection was based on the number of votes she got in the form of a penny a vote. The money earned from the votes helped cover the cost of the dance.

[Cont. on pg. 6]

Mae King accepts a bouquet of roses from Sen. Richard Stone after her crowning as Queen of the Centennial. The announcement came at Friday night's dance, where B.F. Wheeler, Jr., was named King. For more photos of the Centennial Festivities, see pages 6, 7, and 8.

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