2015-2016 Season Highlights
The cast (above) included: Front row, seated from left, Carol Forrester as reporter Dottie Smith; Kimberly Whipple as a train passenger; Elaine Skypala as Louise DuPont Crowninshield, island patron; Maggie Bush as Katharine Hepburn; Ann Fletcher as Jane Engelhard, philanthropist. Second row, Ross Witschonke as Nat Futch, the fisherman; Jim Sullivan as Peter Bradley, developer; Jeff Gaines III as his grandfather, Jefferson Gaines; Kathy Futch as librarian Pansy Cost; Terry Seitz as Gasparilla Inn owner Bayard Sharp; Matthew Williams as Jerome Fugate, owner of the department store that bears his name. Al Nethery entertained guests and accompanied singers on the piano.
Lunch with the Legends
Re-living History Together
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The Boca Grande Historical Society’s Lunch with the Legends on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 was a roaring success thanks to a talented cast of actors and actresses — and the generous contributions of our sponsors, who are listed below.
Join us for a pictorial recap of this fun event, in which characters from Boca Grande’s past returned on the Orange Blossom Special for a “visit” to their beloved island. The event was held at the historic Gasparilla Inn.
Thanks to our generous sponsors:
Platinum Level: Pat Chapman, Bob and Carolyn Frederick, Gulf to Bay/Sotheby’s, Thomas and Maxine Hunter, Palmer and Linda Long, Ched and Maureen McConnell, Jim McManus and Lyn Carlson, Jim and Jo Ann Nordlie, Ian Rogerson and Susan Hanafee, Peter and Elsa Soderberg, John and Nancy Stamper, Bruce and Barbara Stirling, Bob and Nan Vanden Bosch and William and Victoria Winterer.
Gold Level: John and Mary Hillenbrand, Sandi Irvine-Pirtle and Raymond Pirtle Jr. and John and Nancy Peterson.
Silver Level: Jerry and Barbara Edgerton, Doug and Chrys Hyde, Steve and Lynn Kieffer, Pamela Miles, Bob and Candy Rost and Cornelius and Corinna Waud.
Special thanks to the staff of the Gasparilla Inn for their many contributions to the success of this event and to the Society’s Events Committee: Roselle Agles, Mary Bess, Susan Hanafee, Alison Henderson, Betsy Joiner, Patricia Lowe and Tina Malasics.