Helping “Pioneers” become involved with the Historical Society

The Pioneer Picnic, for residents of 50 years+, has been an event held in Sarasota for almost 40 years. It’s sponsored by the Rotary Club as a way to honor long-term residents, and the Historical Society was honored to be invited to set up an informational table on Sunday, October 7 2012.

Volunteers "manning" the Historical Society display at the Pioneer Picnic 2012Above, Linda Garcia, Director and Site Manager; Meade Ferguson, Director and Secretary; and Jane Kirschner-Tucillo, immediate past President and Gift Shop director, greet 50+-year residents of Sarasota.

Historical Society members Lois and Ed Orr in front of Robarts Arena, Sarasota, 2012

In addition to the Historical Society table, Society members Lois and Ed Orr and Milton and Isabel Rauch (with their fellow motoring enthusiasts) created a mini-antique car show in front of Robarts Arena.

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