9TH ANNUAL TAMPA CONCH REUNION
WHO: If you know what a Conch fritter tastes like, you are invited. To all Conchs still living in Key West, spread the word and see if you can't drag a couple conchs with you this year.
WHAT: 9th Annual Tampa Conch Reunion / Day at the Beach. Press Release by Coni Carbonell Young: Click Here!
We are keeping it simple again; bring your own food and drinks and a dessert to share if you wish.
WHEN: Sat, September 19, 2015. I'll start setting up around 10:00 A.M. and I'll start cleaning up a couple of hours before dark.
Fort Desoto - Shelter #5 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW SHELTER LOCATION, IT'S DOWN THE ROAD ONE MORE ENTRANCE) on North Beach. Voted Best Beach in America (2005 & 2008),
click HERE to see the map below.
Hotel Info from Ruthie
Many of us have already made a reservation for the week end of the Ft. Desoto (Tampa) Conch Reunion.
Prices for hotels on the beach on Gulf Blvd. have gone up quite a bit since last year. Since we are
there for a reunion and will be at the beach, we have found a Motel off the beach. We have made
Hampton Inn St. Petersburg
1200 34th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Hotel Number: 727-322-0770
Rate: $98.00 AARP or $109.00
After checking the map, it is about the same distance to Ft. DeSoto as from Gulf Blvd.
Hope you all make your reservation soon as availability is not the greatest this year.
Other Hotels nearby to Fort Desoto - Keystone Motel - Holiday Island - 727-866-3755 and Grand Plaza Hotel 727-360-1811 (Last I checked it was $182 per night) If anyone finds something better, please let me know so that I can share with everyone else.
HOW: Click here for park RULES
HOW MUCH: This year's charge to cover the large event permitting fees will be $2 for adults and children are free, please click the permitting fees link if you have any questions about the park charge. I would like everyone to send their money in before getting on the list if possible nbsp; for several reasons; the park requires an accurate head count in order to assess the proper fees and the deposit is not refundable, so this will help spread the risk of a bad weather cancellation. This will also minimize the need for people to stand in line to pay the fee instead of enjoying the event. Check or money order can be sent to;Jose Santana
ORGANIZER: Email Bubba to sign up.
Jose (Bubba) Santana
If you have already contacted Bubba
and your name does not appear on the list, try hitting F5 to refresh this list
page in your browser. You do not have to be on the list in order to attend
the reunion. If you click on a name below, you can email that person if they
registered with an email address. Thanks!!;
If you have already contacted Bubba and your name does not appear on the list, try hitting F5 to refresh this list page in your browser. You do not have to be on the list in order to attend the reunion. If you click on a name below, you can email that person if they registered with an email address. Thanks!!; Have fun!!
Jose (1982) & Monica Matthews (1984) Santana & family (5)
Mickey Umble (1)
Raul & Ruth (Watler) Rivera (2)
Fred & Karen Matthews (2)
Manuel Casas (Mono) (1)
Tommy & Waldina (Wally) Gates(2)
Franklin Curry & Pamela Gonzaga Curry (2)
Aureo & Marilyn Deluna & three kids (5)
Ralph & Joann Betancourt (2)
Sharon Roley Connelly & Guest (2)
Lauren Gibson & 3 Guest (4)
Sue Webster Ulloa (1)
Jackie Valenzuela (1)
Anita Kaltofen Kokenzie (1)
Keith Peterson (1)
Steve & Candida Pereira (2)
Good Morning Bubba, I'm writing to let you know that I am going to the Conch reunion in September 19th, 2015 with my wife Candida Pereira I'm traveling with Janet England. Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you there. Please try to recruit one other conch to come, if we all do that, we should get a good crowd. Bubba
Email Bubba to get added to the list, there is no automatic registration.