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Bill & Jean Hewitt

1992 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Bill and Jean Hewitt (Sarasota) have played a central role in the creation and growth of Friends of Florida Folk (FOFF), a leading singer-songwriter music organization. They have been involved with Florida singer-songwriter and folk music for many years, frequently managing a FOFF booth at innumerable music events. Since the organization’s establishment in 1982, Jean has managed membership, served as editor of a monthly newsletter, written a website column and served on the board of directors. Bill was FOFF treasurer from 1982 until 1991. The Hewitts also have helped organize and promote FOFF’s Sarasota Chapter’s monthly concerts, and have helped out-of-state musicians arrange appearances.