Pinellas County Suncoast Sierra Club Meeting Slated
The Pinellas County Suncoast Sierra Club meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Park off of Hwy. 19 and Drew St. in Clearwater. Meetings include interesting programs and social time, with updates on local environmental concerns and activities. The meetings are free and open to the public. Call Joyce at 727-526-5065 for further information.
The program on June 19th is - "Life in Paradise - a Caladesi Retrospective" rescheduled from February. Myrtle Scharrer Betz's granddaughter, Terry Fortner, will share Caladesi Memories, a talk accompanied by projected images of the authentic homestead photos.
Myrtle Scharrer Betz (1895-1992) experienced pioneer life first hand growing up on her family's 156-acre homestead on Caladesi Island. Myrtle's Swiss immigrant father was an outgoing and capable man who loved the freedom, sustainability and beauty of the Florida barrier island. Myrtle's Irish immigrant mother, Catherine, instilled wonder for shells and plants, and imparted a talent for cooking.
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