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Finding Dora Drawdy Fundraiser 2014
April 11, 2014 - April 12, 2014| $20.00
Who is the Dora in Mount Dora? No one really knows for sure. But because Mount Dora was named after the lake it sits beside, the search for Dora starts there. The most popular account has surveyors in the 1860s naming Lake Dora after Dora Ann Drawdy one of the area’s first settlers. But there’s a problem with this legend. An older document shows that the lake was first surveyed and named twenty years before Dora Drawdy (or any other woman for that matter) drove her pioneer wagon into the Central Florida wilderness. Even if the “real” Dora was merely a surveyor’s sweetheart left behind in Annapolis or Boston to sip her tea, it doesn’t matter. Mount Dorans see their Dora dipping her chapped fingers into the lake and trudging her boots across the town’s mighty hills. One look at Dora Ann Drawdy’s tint type photograph and there’s little doubt that this strong intelligent looking woman is Mount Dora’s namesake.
Tickets available at http://findingdoradrawdy.com/
Schedule of Activities:
￼FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
“WINE ABOUT ART” silent Auction at the lobby of the lakeside inn
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
11:00am to 2:00pm – STROLL DOWNTOWN (VOTE AT THIS TIME)
3:00 pm DORA DRAWDY CONTESTANT WALK ON RUNWAY
4:00pm to 6:00pm – “FASHION SHOW” FEATURING:
• THE SECRET GARDEN (Adult & Children’s fashions)
• THE RICH HIPPIE (Fun & Cool fashions)
6:30pm – “CROWNING THE 2014 DORA DRAWDY”