Sopchoppy Preservation & Improvement Association The purpose of SPIA is to preserve and enhance the easy living atmosphere and
quality of life of the people of Sopchoppy and the surrounding area through fostering economic vitality and opportunity while
preserving social, cultural, historic, and natural values.
Playing For Change We are dedicated to creating positive change through music & arts education. Imagine
Calvin Jones Rick and Nelle met Calvin
when he was seventeen years old. Nelle wanted to adopt him but his parents still wanted him - - so we accepted just
being dearest friends with him.
Sandy Tedder & Sammy Tedder Sandy and Sammy Tedder became two of our closest friends since we permanently
moved to Sopchoppy in 1999. Their incredible creativity and love of nature never cease to inspire us. We treasure
their presence in our lives.
Joe Hutto What can we say - - Joe Hutto. Connected always in our hearts . . . miss you
immensely deep in our souls. Joe's new book, The Light In High Places, is now published and available
for purchase (click his name to link to Amazon). After you purchase his book, just google him!
Joan Matey Joan Matey is a freelance artist, actress,
program/event developer, and fabricator of unusual objects. Thank you Joan and Randy for traveling through
life together with us.
John Kurzweg How long do you have to know someone to call them an "old" friend?
Well John, it's been that long! Remember, we knew you before you were a multi-platinum record producer and we have
Hanowell Photo Our daughter encouraged us to meet Peter and Robin. As she said, "Mom,
they are y'alls kind of people." The Hanowells assembled and directed our camera crew for our 5th
Episode of From The Heart Music Hour. They are excellent camera operators. Everytime I asked how things were
going, they confidentially assured me with "Wonderful." We loved working with them. Our daughter
was right and knows us well!
Our Wonderful Daughter & Photographer What can we say? Our daughter makes us smile everyday!