The Pinellas County Pioneers Association will gather for its 43rd annual picnic on Saturday, April, 8, at 11 a.m., in Philippe Park at Shelter #2 near the big mound, Safety Harbor.
On January 1, 1912, Pinellas County became independent from Hillsborough County, and in preparation for the Golden Jubilee in 1962, the Pinellas Historical Commission was formed February 23, 1961 with Ralph Reed appointed as the first historian. As excitement grew with the Golden Jubilee, Jay B. Starkey formed a committee on May 23, 1963 and founded the Pinellas Pioneers Association and all residents who had resided in Pinellas County on or before the year 1912 became Gold Star Members.
A Gold Star Member, Dan Stoutamire, who recently celebrated his 104th birthday, attended last year's event. The descendents of Gold Star Members, their families, residents of Pinellas County for 30 years, and anyone who has an interest in Pinellas County history, is invited to attend end enjoy the fellowship.
For additional information call 441-1338.
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