I can’t say enough good things about Bok Tower in Lake Wales, which is one of the prettiest places in Florida (see an earlier blog by clicking HERE ). Anyway, I just learned that Edward Bok, the man who created Bok Tower to make the world a little more beautiful, just received a most special tribute. To mark ‘Dutch-American Heritage Day’, he was recognized with the “First Salute” award by Patrick Willemsen, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It’s an honor recognizing a Dutch-American individual or family who has made a positive difference in the Central Florida community. And Bok did his part by creating an object of lasting beauty. When David Price, president of Bok Tower Gardens, accepted the honor on behalf of the Bok family he said “Bok wanted to create a place where Americans could go to forget about their crazy lives and relax with the natural beauty of Florida

Dutch-American Edward Bok (1863-1930) Brought Beauty to America

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