Green Cove Springs council hears proposal to rename street after longtime residents

‘Jenkins Way’ suggested to honor couple married for 67 years

By Nikki Schoenbeck nikki@opcfla.com
Posted 7/21/21

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A new name may be in the works for a street in Green Cove Springs.

The significance of this name lies with the Jenkins family. As Sinclair and Joanna Jenkins are getting …

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Green Cove Springs council hears proposal to rename street after longtime residents

‘Jenkins Way’ suggested to honor couple married for 67 years

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A new name may be in the works for a street in Green Cove Springs.

The significance of this name lies with the Jenkins family. As Sinclair and Joanna Jenkins are getting ready to celebrate an impressive 67 years of marriage, the nieces and nephews of the Jenkins presented the idea to the Green Cove Springs City Council Tuesday night to celebrate them by naming a street with their family name. The street would be called “Jenkins Way” and would be on the street that the Jenkins have lived on for years. 

To discuss the street name and advocate for it, two of Jenkins’ children, Erika and Cynthia Jenkins were present at the meeting. 

Cynthia Jenkins feels it’s important to honor her parents by giving them this street name. 

“It was something one of our nieces came up with. They were brainstorming thinking ‘what can we do?’ and then they thought, ``Let’s get a street name dedicated to them.” Jenkins said.

The Jenkins family have lived in Clay County for generations and have left a mark on Green Cove Springs.

In other business

Mayor Edward Gaw was pleased to see just how much Gov. Ron DeSantis liked Green Cove Springs when he came to visit last week. “I can tell you quite proudly that he was exceedingly complimentary of not only Green Cove but of Clay County as a whole. He [Desantis] remarked several times on the Clay fair and what a good time he and his family had,” Gaw said. “... But he was interested in Food Truck Friday.”

Gaw also praised Food Truck Friday. More than 3,000 people attended Food Truck Friday last week, despite the looming storm clouds. 

“Rain was threatening as it does every afternoon but for whatever reason, that rain got to U.S. [Highway] 17 and took a hard right and made it to Palaka,” he said. “So, we had a pretty reasonable crowd, I’d say about 3,000 people and 16 food trucks, and everyone had a great time. Those events continue to grow and they continue to generate their own publicity.”

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