Cecil Tucker will be the object of praise and good-natured fun at the event, which will feature a barbeque lunch flavored with roasted Tucker.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Museum of Seminole County History or by calling 407-322-6589 or 407-324-2776. The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo. Tucker was hired directly out of college in 1956 by the Seminole County Cooperative Extension Service and worked there for 13 years. He was the youngest Extension Service Agent in the State of Florida.
His family ran Tucker’s Feed Store in Sanford from 1972 until it was sold to the Horstmeyer family in 2004. Tucker is a staunch historical preservationist who was instrumental in the creation of the Museum of Seminole County History and sites in the Orange County community of Christmas.
He also ran a successful cattle ranch and watercress growing operation for many years, and managed a dairy. Tucker has made an indelible mark on the agriculture community in this area and has chaired numerous organizations such as the Seminole County Historical Society, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Seminole County Historical Commission.
He lives in Chuluota with his wife, Mart.
The event is a fundraiser for the Seminole County Historical Society. For guests wanting to say a few words to Mr. Tucker, a $5 contribution will be accepted.