Old River-Winfree Volunteer of the Year              Press Release         January 12, 2012

On January 9, 2012, at the regularly scheduled Old River-Winfree City Council meeting, Boyce Morris, Jr., Historian and Curator for the Old River-Winfree Founders Day was named the town’s “Volunteer of the Year.”

If you don’t know Boyce Morris, you don’t know what a terrific guy he is.  Following in the footsteps of Mr. Harry Daves, Boyce has gathered artifacts and housed them for years that pertain to the historical value of the Old River and the City of Old River-Winfree. 

One of the most visited events of the Old River-Winfree Founders Day is the Old River-Winfree Historical Artifacts presented by Mr. Morris.  Beautiful displays and knowledgeable conversation make it a unique experience.  

The anchor, shown in this picture with Boyce, was the center of attention as you walked in the Community Building at the 2011 Old River-Winfree Founders Day.  The frame was built by the Old River-Winfree Volunteer Fire Department. 

The anchor was spotted in the Old River by Mr. Harry Daves  in 1947.   At the time of this discovery, the river level was down and a very low tide had occurred.   Mrs. Jeffie Daves, widow of Harry Daves, donated the anchor to Boyce and the future Old River-Winfree Historical Museum.  Mr.  Daves was an active member of the Chambers County Historical Commission and dedicated historian.