Who was James Irvin?
James Irvin was one of the most active members of the Dade City community and attended Moore-Mickens as a young teen. He was known for his honesty and conscientiousness, but he gave so much to the community when he mentored young men, served as a deacon at his church, and coached/officiated Little League games (including the one between Taiwan and Canada during a 1977 international competition). In addition to owning Main Street Cleaners (known for its excellent customer servi ce), one of the oldest businesses in Dade City, he was an active volunteer with the Pasco Public Schools Foundation, the Community Alliance of the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, and the city’s Historical Preservation Advisory Board. We are proud to honor such a wonderful role model and mentor to struggling students by dedicating the work at our school to his efforts.