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Retired Bok Carillonneur Milford Myhre Named Pioneer of the Year

Celebration Planned Oct. 26 during Lake Wales Pioneer Days


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 4:11pm

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Bok Tower's 2nd Carillonneur Milford Myhre named 2019 Pioneer of the Year

The Lake Wales History Museum will honor retired Bok Tower carillonneur Milford Myhre as Pioneer of the Year during the 44th Annual Pioneer Days Festival. The celebration will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Lake Wailes Park.

Myhre has been a resident of Lake Wales since 1968. He served as the carillonneur of Bok Tower Gardens for 36 years, until his retirement in 2004. During that time he played daily concerts at the tower, greeted thousands of visitors to the area, hosted world-renowned composers, established the first International Carillon Festival, the Carillon Fellows...

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