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Antique cars welcomed guests to Robarts Arena for the 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic.

PHOTO GALLERY: 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Antique cars welcomed guests to Robarts Arena for the 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic.

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Al and Ann Barry have lived in Sarasota for more than 50 years.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Al and Ann Barry have lived in Sarasota for more than 50 years.

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Rotary Club of Sarasota President, Judy Bennett and event chair Charles Alkire were pleased with the turnout for the event.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Rotary Club of Sarasota President, Judy Bennett and event chair Charles Alkire were pleased with the turnout for the event.

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Sarasota Rotary Club President, Judy Bennett welcomes attendees to the 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic at Robarts Arena.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Sarasota Rotary Club President, Judy Bennett welcomes attendees to the 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic at Robarts Arena.

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Cadets from the Sarasota Military Academy present the colors at the Pioneer Day Picnic.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Cadets from the Sarasota Military Academy present the colors at the Pioneer Day Picnic.

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Robin Fernandez sang the national anthem for the picnic.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Robin Fernandez sang the national anthem for the picnic.

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Don Gardner admires memorabilia and photos on display at the Pioneer Day Picnic.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Don Gardner admires memorabilia and photos on display at the Pioneer Day Picnic.

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Candy Guess Miller and Sharon S. Fordham both graduated with the Riverview High School class of ’65.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Candy Guess Miller and Sharon S. Fordham both graduated with the Riverview High School class of ’65.

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Rotary Club of Sarasota members Jim Henry and Lee-En Chung.

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Rotary Club of Sarasota members Jim Henry and Lee-En Chung.

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Jim Henry helps serve the Pioneer Day Picnic staple of swamp cabbage.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Jim Henry helps serve the Pioneer Day Picnic staple of swamp cabbage.

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Debby Jotham helps hand out meals at the Pioneer Day Picnic.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Debby Jotham helps hand out meals at the Pioneer Day Picnic.

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Norma Martin was announced as the oldest pioneer in attendance with Laura Martin.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Norma Martin was announced as the oldest pioneer in attendance with Laura Martin.

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The meal served included pulled pork, black-eyed peas, hush puppies and swamp cabbage.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

The meal served included pulled pork, black-eyed peas, hush puppies and swamp cabbage.

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An estimated 700 meals were prepared for the 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic on Sunday.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

An estimated 700 meals were prepared for the 40th Annual Pioneer Day Picnic on Sunday.

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Judy and Wayne Thomson attend the Pioneer Day Picnic.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |

Judy and Wayne Thomson attend the Pioneer Day Picnic.

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