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Last Updated: 3/13/2011
SEND YOUR PICNIC PICTURES (or unidentified peoples' names) TO ANNA MARIE WARD BOCHTER (CHS 1960) AND WE'LL INCLUDE THEM ON THIS WEBPAGE.
Hi to all you Clairton folks! We didn't make it to Florida again this year, but the faithful from Clairton showed up. My brother and sister-in-law attended and took pictures that will be posted soon. Many said that the weather this year was just beautiful. Keep in mind that this picnic is held every year on the third Saturday of February at Ft. DeSoto Park. Once inside the Park, look for a sign to the specific picnic shelter - usually Shelter 14. Take a look at the pictures below. Our faithful Jim Stevens (CHS'58) sent me a CD today (2/28) with 54 pictures he took at the picnic. Over the next few days, I will be adding these ten at a time. There are even some of Claire Benedetto Tucci teaching the folks some line dancing!
While you are on this website, take a look at the item added about efforts to raise some money to purchase rings for the back-to-back State Champion Clairton Bears.
If you have any pictures that you took at the picnic, please send them to Anna Marie Ward Bochter (CHS1960) at the above e-mail address or contact me to find how to send them to me non-electronically. As usual, your help is always needed to identify the smiling faces in these pictures. I always make an attempt at identification, but I don't know all the people and sometimes the angle makes it difficult to positively identify someone. Please help by letting me know of any corrections or if you can add any names I missed...Anna Marie.
Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Ft. DeSoto Park. There was a visit from a Park Ranger during the 2011 picnic where he issued a warning. If attendees are caught with alcoholic beverages in the future, a hefty fine will be issued. Please adhere to the Park regulations during future visits for the Clairton Florida Picnic.
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Clairton picnic area is located southwest of St. Petersburg, Florida. Starting at I4 West, go to I275 South. Use Exit 17 onto Rt. 682 West, Pinellas Bayway (toll - 50 cents). Get off at Rt. 679 South (another toll - 35 cents). This route will take you into Fort De Soto Park, where there will be a sign directing you to the Clairton picnic shelter (probably Shelter #14) on a beautiful part of the beach. Bring your own lunch and beverage. There is no charge for the picnic. Chester Hughes and his wife Jean arrive at 9:00 a.m. and Jean told me that people start to arrive at 10:00 a.m.