Bobby Kemp Sr. Heritage Festival

September 9, 2023

There will be Crafts, live/silent auction, color run, food trucks, kids area, and much more!
Bobby Kemp Sr. known to many as “Papa Kemp” was born and raised in Paxton Walton County Florida. Papa Kemp was a dedicated community leader, and set the example for so many. He spend countless hours volunteering his time to his community, he served the City of Paxton as City Council member for 45 years. In 1977 Papa started as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Paxton. In February 1987 Papa Kemp hired on with the Walton County Fire Rescue where he became an EMT and served in that capacity until December 2012 when he retired after 25 years. During his tenure he saw a lot of changes, and provided thousands of Walton County Residence with life-support services and other medical needs. A news article published from Frontline EMSWORLD in 2008 stated that Papa was the State of Florida’s oldest licensed EMT. Papa loved his Family and his community with all he had, his greatest passion was helping others. After Papa Kemps passing in March 2021 the City of Paxton adopted Bobby Kemp Sr. day to honor him and his family for all he gave, not only for our town of Paxton, but the surrounding communities and County. This event will be held every year the second Saturday of September. A scholarship will be presented to two seniors selected by the Kemp Family from the proceeds raised at this event.

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