Ann Scott doll joins Florida first lady likenesses at museum in Dade City
The collection is complete again.
Sporting a strapless champagne-colored gown with sparkling drop-style earrings that match what Florida first lady Ann Scott wore at Gov. Rick Scott's 2011 inaugural ball, the blue-eyed doll with the pulled-back blond curls recently became the 42nd member of the Florida first ladies in miniature collection.
"Isn't she pretty?" marveled Barbara Russ, executive director of the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, a 16-acre attraction that has housed the collection since the Tampa Doll Club started it in 1976.
The doll, which is 14 1/2 inches tall, will stand next to Columba Bush, wife of Gov. Jeb Bush (1999-2007). Columba Bush's doll was added in 2003.
For a while, prospects of having an Ann Scott doll looked bleak.