BELLEAIR -- Belleair Shore celebrated its 50th anniversary as a town Sunday at Belleair Country Club.
Just about every one in town showed up -- and they, along with some guests -- all fit in one dining room at the Belleair Country Club.
Many of the town's residents met their neighbors for the first time.
There were no drawn out speeches -- just a brief one from Mayor John Robertson who acknowledged guests and recognized the work of Yvonne Cahill and Carra Best in making the arrangements for the celebratory gathering.
Among the guests were Sheriff Jim Coats and his wife, Cat; Mike Kelly, former Belleair Beach mayor, and his wife, Sandy; Belleair Beach Police Chief Ernie Armistead and his wife, Jennifer, and Indian Shores Mayor Don Taber and his wife.
Also figuring in making arrangements for the party for what may be America's smallest town (population less than 100) were Robertson and wife, Robin.
The town's commissioners -- Mary Alice Grizzle and her male colleagues and their wives were in attendance -- Bob and Kelly Schmidt, Carl and Shirley Hilton and John and Gene Hayes.
Former Commissioner Bill Krohn and his wife, Sue, were also in attendance.
Those at the party received a cut glass candy dish engraved with the name of the town and its dates, 1955-2005.
Return to Home Page
Return to Current Edition