On the evening of November 14th, Virginia Brush Britten received the Genealogy Outstanding Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Awards Banquet of the Florida State Genealogical Society in Maitland, FL. Minutes prior to her receiving the award a spectacular nighttime launch of the Space Shuttle was seen in the eastern sky.
In the above photograph Virginia is receiving the award from Patricia Thomas Martin, the Chair of the Awards Committee, in the background is the Florida State Genealogical Society President, Ann Mohr Osisek. A copy of Virginia B. Britten's award certificate is shown below.
A later announcement about he award is seen on Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter, dated November 30, 2008.