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Sandy Walters Book Signing - January 11, 2014
Join us in welcoming Sandy Walters to sign copies of The Story of Thornby. Saturday, January 11th from 1pm - 3pm.
"The Story of Thornby: How Ordinary People Took on Government" is a work of local non-fiction that details the long, hard struggle that pitted citizens against government. The nine-year fight raged at the local, county and state levels and through three local elections.
On a hot summer day in 1958, local kids posed for a photo on the front porch of the Thornby house. It seemed then that the Thornby house and property would stay as the heart and soul of Enterprise for another 50 years. It was a different time and a different world. Enterprise and West Volusia County were quiet, rural and peaceful.
But in a few years, runaway development in the new, neighboring city of Deltona threatened the very fabric of this historic community, and Thornby was the target.