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Suzette Jennings Blue and Chuck Rice pose together Sunday, Oct. 7, at the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic. Rice wore his old Sarasota High School ball cap to the event.

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Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

Suzette Jennings Blue and Chuck Rice pose together Sunday, Oct. 7, at the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic. Rice wore his old Sarasota High School ball cap to the event.

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Buff Betz and Tracy Thompson

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

Buff Betz and Tracy Thompson

Jane Gill Burgess, Bonnie Burgess Wiedeman and Jean Burgess Shaw

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

Jane Gill Burgess, Bonnie Burgess Wiedeman and Jean Burgess Shaw

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More than 600 people attended the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic put on by the Rotary Club of Sarasota.

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More than 600 people attended the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic put on by the Rotary Club of Sarasota.

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Rotarians make up boxes of food for the “Pioneer Day” Picnic lunch.

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Rotarians make up boxes of food for the “Pioneer Day” Picnic lunch.

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Welch Whitesell, Mary Scheb and Virgina Whitesell

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Welch Whitesell, Mary Scheb and Virgina Whitesell

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Bob Parker, Sr., 98, the oldest male “pioneer”, poses with his daughter, Brenda Parker-West, grandson, David Damschroder and grandchildren Nolan Damschroder, 9, and Josie Damschroder, 3.

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Bob Parker, Sr., 98, the oldest male “pioneer”, poses with his daughter, Brenda Parker-West, grandson, David Damschroder and grandchildren Nolan Damschroder, 9, and Josie Damschroder, 3.

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A view of the crowd waiting outside Robarts Arena Sunday, Oct. 7, to attend the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic.

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A view of the crowd waiting outside Robarts Arena Sunday, Oct. 7, to attend the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic.

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Pioneers enjoyed a lunch of black-eyed peas, coleslaw, swamp cabbage and more Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Pioneers enjoyed a lunch of black-eyed peas, coleslaw, swamp cabbage and more Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Members of the Model “A” Restorers Club, Ed Greer, Joe Cunningham and Milton Rauch pose with Rauch’s model.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

Members of the Model “A” Restorers Club, Ed Greer, Joe Cunningham and Milton Rauch pose with Rauch’s model.

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Event chairman Tim Herring, PR chair Rick Hughes and President Bob Stone

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

Event chairman Tim Herring, PR chair Rick Hughes and President Bob Stone

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Walt Jungmeyer, G.E. “Buck” Sweeting, Al Boyd and Rob Brown

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

Walt Jungmeyer, G.E. “Buck” Sweeting, Al Boyd and Rob Brown

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People wait in line to get inside for the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic at Robarts Arena Sunday, Oct. 7. A variety of vintage cars were displayed out front for people to look at and reminisce over.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 |

People wait in line to get inside for the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic at Robarts Arena Sunday, Oct. 7. A variety of vintage cars were displayed out front for people to look at and reminisce over.

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Elmer C. Taylor and Bonnie Fultz greet one another with hugs and smiles Sunday, Oct. 7, at Robarts Arena.

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Elmer C. Taylor and Bonnie Fultz greet one another with hugs and smiles Sunday, Oct. 7, at Robarts Arena.

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Don Roberts gave the invocation at the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic.

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Don Roberts gave the invocation at the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic.

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Alice P. Riegel and her son, Wayne, attended the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic Sunday, Oct. 7, at Robarts Arena.

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Alice P. Riegel and her son, Wayne, attended the 38th annual “Pioneer Day” Picnic Sunday, Oct. 7, at Robarts Arena.

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Joyce Ridenour buys raffle tickets from Jack LeFrock Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Joyce Ridenour buys raffle tickets from Jack LeFrock Sunday, Oct. 7.

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More than 600 “pioneers” attended “Pioneer Day” Sunday, Oct. 7.

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More than 600 “pioneers” attended “Pioneer Day” Sunday, Oct. 7.

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