The family of Frank Bouis has donated $50,000 to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Fellowship Program at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. The donation was made Nov. 7, the day before Bouis’ died at his home in Yalaha, Fla. Bouis was elected to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in 2000.
The fellowship program will help catalog, preserve, and digitize collections to the State of Florida Citrus Archives, according to a news release. The current database through the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Fellowship includes 1,300 images and information on Florida Citrus Crate Labels. The fellowship program is in the process of creating projects that include a searchable database of the Florida Citrus Archives and an oral history project with taped and transcribed interviews from Florida Citrus Hall of Fame members.
The donation was made by his wife, Cathye, and their children: Stephanie Bouis, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Martha Bouis Peterson, of Southwest Ranches, Fla.; Patricia Bouis Thompson, of Mount Plymouth, Fla.; and Henry J. S. Bouis of Yalaha, Fla.
To make a donation in Mr. Bouis’ name to further the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame and the State of Florida Citrus Archives, send checks made payable to Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801 with the memo line Frank S. Bouis Fellowship.