|a_s2043_00183||Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1964)||Sound||Concerts|
Fourth of July
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Old time music
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Fourth of July celebrations at Stephen Foster Memorial (1964)
- Boltin served as emcee for the event. The event was held inside the bell tower due to unexpected rain. The Big Bend Musicians were Frank Noegel (on a home-made banjo), Dr. John Green, Claude Bedenbaugh, and Fred Jones. Carol Epperson sang as a substitute for her ill mother. And she played piano for Pursley, making his Stephen Foster memorial debut. McMullen was a member of the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission as well as the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce and former White Springs mayor. In 1998 he received a Florida Folk Heritage Award from the Florida Dept. of State.