Kiwanis Club serving Kissimmee since 1925

Kiwanis Club serving Kissimmee since 1925

Volunteer Appreciation Month 2021 Kissimmee Kiwanis Club Volunteerism by civic organizations has been a major part of the community for decades. The Kissimmee Kiwanis Club organized in April 1925 with 44 members including business and professional men, all of them giving freely of their time and money to aid others in need.  When a car load of dairy cows arrived by train in December 1930 […]

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The Silver Spurs volunteer tradition began in 1940

The Silver Spurs volunteer tradition began in 1940

Volunteer Appreciation Month 2021 Silver Spurs When a small group of local cattle ranchers and their wives gathered for a friendly cookout in 1940, little did they know they would soon create a legacy of volunteerism that would span generations of family members and continues to this day.  Coming together over their love of horsemanship, the group formed the Silver Spurs Riding Club, performing in […]

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The Winn Sisters

The Winn Sisters

Women’s History Month 2021 The Winn Sisters: A family of teachers Alfred W. and Bertha Hall Winn moved to Kissimmee from Polk County, Florida in 1904 with their four children, Norman, Essie, Grace and Augusta. Their fifth child, Mae, was born a couple of years later.   Essie Winn Dale The eldest daughter, Loretta Esther “Essie” Winn, was born February 18, 1894, in Highlands City, Polk […]

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Tiller sisters spent three decades teaching in Central Florida schools

Tiller sisters spent three decades teaching in Central Florida schools

Women’s History Month 2021 Virginia, Mary and Ida Katherine Tiller Mason and Ida Tiller were blessed with four children, three daughters and a son. Their son William Mason died at the age of 39, leaving a wife and young daughter. The daughters, Virginia, Mary and Ida Katherine, never married but devoted their lives to teaching the children of others.   Virginia Tiller The first of the […]

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