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Mr. Sun and Sungoddess are crowned in St. Petersburg

The 2010 Mr. Sun, Mark Mahaffey, is joined by some members of the Sungoddess court, Jordan Webber, Kelly Marie Russo, Angela Reese and Sarah Jeanne Faulkner.

MELISSA LYTTLE | Times

The 2010 Mr. Sun, Mark Mahaffey, is joined by some members of the Sungoddess court, Jordan Webber, Kelly Marie Russo, Angela Reese and Sarah Jeanne Faulkner.

ST. PETERSBURG — Longtime St. Petersburg builder, real estate developer and community leader Mark T. Mahaffey was named 2010 Mr. Sun on Saturday, the 56th recipient of the honor presented by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg. The civic group presents the annual Festival of States.

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Mahaffey, chairman of the board of the Mahaffey Co., is a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Notre Dame University. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1962, was an officer in the Navy and has been involved in numerous civic endeavors.

Mahaffey, his wife, Marianne, and his late parents, Tom and Jane Mahaffey, donated $1 million in the late 1980s toward the renovation of the old Bayfront Center. The center's foundation named the centerpiece of that project the Mahaffey Theater.

Mahaffey has held numerous leadership positions, including heading the All Children's Hospital trustees, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Suncoasters, Bahama Shores Home Owners Association and Florida Apartment Association. He also has been active in finance and banking institutions.

He and his family have been widely recognized for their philanthropic efforts in support of civic, social welfare, educational, cultural and arts organizations.

The Mahaffeys have three children: Tom, Kiley and Colleen.

Whitney Wilkerson was named 2010 Sungoddess; she receives a $5,000 scholarship. Runner-up Angela Reese receives a $1,000 scholarship. Both women attend the University of Florida. Wilkerson is an education major; Reese, a nursing major.

The presentations took place at the annual Coronation Ball, held in the Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

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