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Sun Coast Gondolier Newspaper Archives Sep 1 1977, Page 2

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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - September 1, 1977, Venice, FloridaYou re invited to the Pioneer Day festivities by Dorothy Lippstreuer music and a water show Are among the attractions added to the Pioneer Days festivities planned in Englewood during the Long labor Day weekend. The Poindexter band will be playing for the old fashioned Street dance at the Palm Plaza shopping Center on saturday evening sept. 3 starting at 9 . Local residents Are doing some congenial betting on whether or not the weather will cooperate this year. For the past three years it has rained not hard but gently and the dance went on As scheduled with everyone having a Good time a Little Damp but most did no to care. Music will also be featured at the pork and Chicken Barbecue planned on sunday All Day at Stanford s Island on the Beach Road. Serving will Start at 11 . And there will be a country fair and Art show held in conjunction with the event. The Poindexter will be Back on the truck stage to play a Bluegrass concert at 1 ., and at intervals throughout the afternoon. There will be continuous water shows by the Sarasota ski a Rees starting at 1 ., and alternating with the Poindexter. At 3 . The Beard contest will be judged and winners announced. One of the highlights of some participants in the annual affair is the four wheel drive vehicle poker run on saturday. The vehicles leave from the Englewood Bank parking lot at 8 . And follow a course Over Hill and Dale swamp and desert picking up tickets at five Check Points if they can find them. At the end of the run each Driver receives a Standard playing card for each ticket collected. The Driver with the Best poker hand wins with the second and third place winners also eligible for prizes. Two recent additions to the already full schedule of events for the weekend Celebration were announced by the Moose and elks lodges. Englewood Lodge 2378, Apo elks will sponsor a Pioneer Days breakfast on saturday sept. 3, starting at 11 . At the elks Lodge on Dearborn at Mccall. Pancakes sausages scrambled eggs Sweet Rolls and Coffee will be served for $1.25 per person according to Parker Whitcomb entertainment chairman. The Public is invited. An old fashioned Clambake and picnic will be held at the Lodge grounds on Dearborn at Indiana . 775. The Englewood Moose Lodge will sponsor the food festival on saturday sept. 3 at the Moose Hall on East Dearborn St. Off s. R. 775. The Public is invited to participate. Bill Theisen governor of the Lodge said they Are planning to serve clams Barbecue Chicken roast pork and italian sausage As Well As Corn on the cob hamburgers hot dogs and refreshments at tables on the property adjacent to the Lodge. Serving will begin at 10 30 . Last year almost 20,000 persons found their Way to Englewood for the various festivities throughout the weekend and this year even larger crowds Are expected by Mitch West chairman and Larry Smith president of the Englewood Jay Cees. There Are still places available in the labor Day Parade line of March which leaves Ainger a Market at 11 . And travels to the Englewood recreation Center for the grand finale. Anyone interested can Call Bill Wellbaum at 474-3241 or 474-4826. Other events during the Jam packed weekend include a Casino night party on Friday sept. 2, starting at 7 30 . Admission is $7.50 per person for the Boob affair. Saturday opens with the Pancake breakfast at the elks the four wheel poker run starting at 9 ., while the kids head for Ainger Spier for the annual Fis Hathon. Prizes will be Given away for the biggest smallest most and ugliest catches during the event which begins at 9 . A Snook tournament starts at 12 01 ., and is open to All Ages. No entry fee Englewood bait House is the official weight station. Also at noon at the Englewood Volunteer fire department Community Hall the Young women a club of Englewood will be hosting their annual fashion show luncheon. The Kite and sandcastle contests will be underway at Englewood Beach from 1-3 . The kiwanis club of Englewood will sponsor a Spaghetti dinner at Lemon Bay Junior High school in the cafeteria for the Benefit of big Brothers big Sisters of the South county area. Serving will be from 5-8 ., and donation is $2 for adults and $1 for children. At 7 ., the miss Pioneer Days Beauty pageant gets underway in the gym of the school. Admission is $1, and proceeds again will go to the big Brothers big Sisters organization. Then its off to the free Street dance. Hot dogs hamburgers and refreshments will be available at the Palm Plaza area to conclude the activities. Sunday will open with the activities at Stanford Island and anyone interested in participating in the country fair and Art show should Contact John Breuggeman at 474-6586 for registration. Mondays Parade will end at the recreation Center where the concluding events will be underway. The Tennis tournament will be into its final matches there is a softball tournament slated and smoked Mullet hot dogs hamburgers and refreshments will be on the menu for the Day As Well As games for All Ages. Winners of the various events will be presented awards at the Center area at 4 ., As the Jaycees conclude their festival for another year. Goodwill oooo Niwa a Iii Iii la Kite contest Sand sculpturing slated the Charlotte county recreation department will sponsor a Kite contest and the san sculpturing contest. Both contests will be held saturday sept. 3 Between 1-3 . At the county a Englewood Beach with the Kite contest being held first. There will be no entry fee and both contests will be open for All Ages. Anyone May enter either one or both contests. There will be awards in various classifications for both contests. For the Kite contests All that is needed is a Kite. It can be either bought or Home made. For the san sculpturing contest contestants May use whatever they need in their preparation of the various animals places or things they sculpt and any object of nature on the Beach May be used to decorate their work shells Sticks Etc. Plan ballroom dance classes at Center Betty Chadwick will be starting a class in ballroom dancing for beginners As Well As intermediate and advanced students at the Venice recreation Center on Bahama St. Beginning classes will be held from 7-8 ., on tuesday sept. 6, and will continue for the next seven tuesdays. Cost for eight weeks of instruction is $16 per student. Intermediate advanced students meet from 11 . To noon each thursday starting sept. 8. Charge for the eight weeks is also $16. Classes will cover Basic dance Steps for beginners As Well As Waltz tango swing and the Hustle. For further information and registration Contact the Center at 485-0600. There will be a ballroom workshop on Friday evening sept. 2 at the Center Between 7-8 30 . Fee is $1.25 per person. Singles As Well As couples Are Welcome to participate and learn new Steps. Dueling Benefit a a dueling scene from Quot Romeo and Juliet Quot will be one of Many highlights of the asolo state theater s Quot conservatory Capers Benefit revue Quot sunday sept. 4 at 4 . Some of the Best scenes and musical numbers from the past two years of student productions will also be included in the revue. The masters of Fine arts Mia candidates Are giving the special one time Only performance to raise Money for the scholarship fund which will assist incoming students. For information Call the asolo Box office at 355-2771. 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