Sunday, February 14, 2010

Charity Car Show - April 30, 2010

WHAT:   Annual Corvettes Anonymous, Mixed Car Show

WHEN: April 30, 2010 (Friday)

WHERE:   Steak & Shake – 2490 S.R. 580 (across from Countryside Mall)

WHY:       Car Show to benefit Clearwater Food Bank and Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Respite Care Services

Make it a night.  Come and see 100 plus cars whether you’re a car enthusiast or not.  Meet some new people.  Join the fun.

Purchase tickets for a chance to win one, or several gift baskets AND/OR 

Purchase 50/50 tickets – you get half the pot, and Alzheimer’s Respite Care gets the rest. 

100% of all money collected goes to charity!!!

Personal checks can be made payable to the underlined charity of your choice

Also, when you come, bring a bag of dried beans, or canned items for the food bank. 

For ease of parking:  Please park in the 5/3 Bank parking lot adjacent to Kohl’s

Pitch in - Volunteers for show gladly accepted

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Caladesi History Program


and hear the story of Myrtle Scharrer Betz (1895-1992) who was born there and experienced firsthand pioneer life with her parents on their 156 acre homestead. 

Both her parents, Henry and Catherine Scharrer, had emigrated from other countries so life on the island was a learning and discovery period for all.  An interesting program, entitled Caladesi Memories will  be presented by Myrtle’s granddaughter Terry Fortner on Saturday, February 20th, 2010, at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole STREET (corner of North Fort Harrison Ave and Seminole St), in Clearwater.  Her talk will be accompanied by projected images of the authentic island homestead photos. 

Travel to school by paddling a boat?  When Myrtle reached the age of 87, she took the time to write about her memories of growing up on Caladesi.  These memoirs became

Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise, published in a revised third edition by University of Tampa Press and available now in a second 2009 printing.

Actually when Myrtle was first born, there was only one island, Hog Island.  The force of a strong storm in 1921 split it in two.  We now know the two islands as Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island.  It gives us pride and a greater appreciation as we learn more of our local areas.  So mark your calendars for February 20th.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served at 9:30 AM, to be followed by the program.]