Charles Modica, SR. Hospitality Way Dedication
On June 21, 2012 the late Charles Modica, Sr. was honored as part of Scenic 30A between Scenic Highways 283 and 395 was named after him. The ceremony took place in Seaside and was attended by many locals, including the Modica family and Seaside town founder Robert Davis.
Senator Don Gaetz and Representative Matt Gaetz, who shepherded the designation through the Florida Legislature, were also on hand. Senator Gaetz, who served as Seaside’s first Town Chairman, describes Modica as “the unofficial mayor and goodwill ambassador of Seaside.” The Modica family still runs the market, which they founded in 1988.
The brief ceremony featured the presentation of colors by the Walton High School Air Force ROTC Honor Guard as well as participation by the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.