Members of the Dade City Garden Club recently presented Chip Sawyer with a gift of two ornaments to celebrate the selection of the Joy-Lan Drive In as the subject of the garden club’s 2023 historic ornament.
Sawyer is president of Sun South Theatres, which operates the Joy-Lan in Dade City and Silver Moon in Lakeland.
He recently visited the Dade City Garden Club to receive his gift of two of the club’s 2023 historic ornaments, according to a news release.
Since 1994, the Dade City Garden Club has designed and sold an annual ornament depicting landmarks, institutions, and activities of Dade City, to preserve its rich history and strengthen community pride, the release says.
The Joy-Lan Drive In was featured in the 2023 ornament and proved to be a community favorite, selling out within two months of its issue.
Published January 24, 2024