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Tim Sanders named 2016 Grand Marshall of Greenville Country Christmas

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Tim was born, raised and attended public schools in Madison. After receiving an A.A. Degree from North Florida Junior College, he went on to the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. Back home, Madison County Memorial Hospital was kind enough to offer him a job where he worked on the floor, in the emergency room, and in the x-ray department with some truly great nurses and doctors. A truly great experience.

After getting married in 1976, Mary Ann and Tim moved to Tallahassee where he managed Capital City Sporting Goods on Monroe Street downtown. After a few years his father-in-law, J.D. Scruggs, introduced him to land surveying and he went to work for Broward Davis' land surveying/engineering company in Tallahassee before going back to UF to obtain a degree in Surveying and Mapping. While in Gainesville, Tim and Mary Ann were blessed with a baby girl, Sara.

Upon graduation, the family returned to Madison and Tim went to work surveying with Mr. Scruggs in Madison and surrounding counties. Several years after purchasing the business, he was honored to be elected Madison County's Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller in 1992.

Tim belongs to the Madison First United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Board of Trustees and sings in the choir “with the help of a strong tenor section.” Other interests of his are serving on the Boards of Directors of the Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc., Big Bend Hospice, Inc., and the Treasures of Madison County. For over 20 years in the fall, he has also had great fun playing the American folk hero, Johnny Appleseed, for the elementary school children in Madison and surrounding counties.

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