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12th Annual Applause for the Pioneers:

Cuff Links and Pearls Gala

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The John G. Riley Center/Museum will host the 12th Annual Cufflinks and Pearls | Applause for the Pioneers Gala. This signature event will take place on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 pm at the Florida State Turnbull Conference Center (555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306).Our 2016 Pioneers Gala will honor the persevering spirit of black land owners whose extensive real estate holdings throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century contributed to the enhancement of the Tallahassee community and economic opportunity for many successive generations. We are pleased to announce that Edward A. Pottsdamer, Sr. and George Madison “Mack” Gardner have been selected as our 2016 honorees.

The significant impact of the real estate portfolio of Mr. Edward A. Pottsdamer, Sr. remains evident today, ranging from his contribution of land used for the building of Lincoln Academy High School to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Likewise, the legacy of land ownership demonstrated by Mr. George Madison “Mack” Gardner still abides today, through his contributions of land along Carolina and McComb streets (including what subsequently became the Carolina Oaks neighborhood), as well as 40 acres along Meridian Road and over 300 acres of farmland that still remain in the Gardner family today.

The names of both honorees will be permanently enshrined on the Applause for the Pioneers Gala Scroll located inside the new Riley Museum Visitors Center. We cordially invite and encourage you to support this grand affair by purchasing tables or individual tickets as follows: $1,000 for a full table (seats 8); $500 for a half table (seats 4); $250 for couples and single tickets are $125 each.

Purchase tickets online here

Full Table (8 seats): $1,000

 

Half Table (4 seats): $500

 

Couples Ticket (2 tickets): $250

 

Single Ticket: $125

 

Click here to complete your purchase.

 

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