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Calling all Jane Austen Lovers and other Lovers!
Join us for our Jane Austen Fest,

February 10, 11, & 12, 2023

Registration Now Open!!!!


My Dear Janeite Friends,

When we chose the quote above to build our 2nd Fest around, little did I know at the time it was chosen specifically for me.

As most of you know, my boyfriend had a major heart attack early Wednesday morning before the Fest. On Thursday, the open heart surgery proceeded with a triple by-pass and a new valve. And by the way, his heart stopped twice during this time…death certainly was knocking on his door. Recovery is slow but 2 months later he is on the mend and getting better each day.

I want to thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. I remained calm during this time and remained mistress of myself, at least my friends said so.

Changes are a comin’…

We want to announce our new Board; Margaret Andersen, President, Nancy Hurlbert, Treasurer, Betsy Arvelo Buzbee, Director, Shareen Groce, Director, and Dallas Smith, Director, as we form our own 501c3 (non-profit) organization. Here-to-fore we have been a sub-trust under The Mount Dora Community Trust, whom we thank profusely for their guidance and support to help us get started.