Barbershop Quartet to Entertain at Pinellas Pioneers Picnic
Bob DeLack, president of the Pinellas Pioneers Association, announced that the Association’s 46th annual picnic will b held at Shelter No. 6 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor.
On January 1, 1912, Pinellas County seceded from Hillsborough County and formed its own separate county and government.
In preparation for the Golden Anniversary of this historic event, the Pinellas Historical Commission was formed in 1961 with Robert Reed serving as the County’s first Historian.
Jay B. Starkey founded the Pinellas Pioneers Association in 1963 and all people who had been Pinellas residents in 1912 or before were designated Gold Star Members. Gold Star Member Robert McMullen attended last year’s picnic.
With the passing of time (and people), membership requirements have been greatly relaxed and, now, anyone interested in learning about and preserving the history of Pinellas County is encouraged to join in on the fun and socializing, with the only current requirement being that you bring your own picnic basket of food, eating implements and plates for you and your family. When you get there, you will probably meet several of the ”institutions” for whom roads, bridges, etc. are named in Pinellas County.
As a special treat, DeLack said the Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet has volunteered to entertain as a strolling quartet for the enjoyment of this year’s picnickers.
For additional information, call Bob DeLack at (727) 441-1338.
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