A Salute To Tony Jones
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
Gerald Ford was President, the movie "Jaws" just came out, and a first class stamp cost ten-cents. 1975 the same year Tony Jones started on his path of public service here in Gainesville.
More than 30-years later, the community he gave so much to is giving their love to him.
City commissioners, county commissions, sheriffs, and the town's mayor came out to honor Mr. Jones. But they weren't alone. Hundreds of citizens also helped pay tribute. Jones has the respect from many colleagues. They say he adds something to the community. Sheriff, Sadie Darnell, "There's so many unique things in Gainesville and Alachua County. One of which is having someone like Tony, who is so involved in the community. Who is truly someone who teaches all of us and protects the children as they come along."
Jones started up the Ryker House and The Black on Black Crime Task Force.
People attending tonight's dedication didn't know what to get him so everyone put their money together and presented him with a $2500 check for a Ryker House scholarship
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