BANCROFT HITS THE BEACH

BANCROFT   HITS   THE    BEACH

NAVARRE BEACH THAT IS

 

IT'S PICNIC TIME AGAIN, SO HERE WE GO

             THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE DOOR PRIZE BANNER FOR THIS EVENT.

                            THIS TIME AROUND OUR   "OFF YEAR PICNIC " IS  BEING HELD AT

,  FLORIDA  . JANUARY 25th, 2020

AND   WE  ARE   HAVING   A   PIZZA   PARTY

                                          

AND THAT'S NOT ALL; THEY WILL ALSO DELIVER ENOUGH SALAD TO FEED 80 PEOPLE AND GARLIC KNOTS FOR ALL AS WELL

                    

DOES THIS STUFF LOOK GOOD OR WHAT?

ONLY IN AN ORGANIZATION LIKE OURS WILL PEOPLE TRAVEL HUNDREDS OF MILES TO HAVE LUNCH WITH SOMEONE THEY WORKED WITH 50 PLUS YEARS AGO. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

AINT IT GREAT?

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NAVARRE BEACH IS LOCATED BETWEEN PENNSACOLA AND FORT WALTON BEACH ALONG ROUTE 98 IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE, (SEE MAP)

 

THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND

 

FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24th;6 PM MUSTER AT THE WINDJAMMERS PUB ON THE HEAD OF THE   PIER   FOR COMRADERIE, JOKES , SEA STORIES AND LOTS OF GOOD OLE B.S. AND MAYBE A BEER OR TWO. THEY HAVE REALLY GOOD FOOD THERE TOO, ACCORDING TO OUR BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

 

 

SATURDAY, JAN 25th- GATHER AT THE SAND DOLLAR PAVILION. WE HAVE THE PAVILION FROM 7:30 AM TIL 7:30 PM THAT DAY.IF YOU GET THERE AT 7:30 AM, YOU MAY BE ALL ALONE FOR A WHILE. WE'LL GET THERE FOR SETTING UP AROUND 8:30 OR 9:00 AM. WE'LL KEEP BUSY WITH AN UNOFFICIAL MEETING, SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS, WE'LL HANG THE BANNER SO EVERYONE CAN SIGN IT, WE'LL ALSO HAVE TONS OF SEA STORIES & B.S SESSIONS THAT PROBABLY STARTED WHILE THE BOAT WAS STILL IN COMMISION.WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FINISH A CONVERSATION THAT YOU STARTED ON AUGUST 14th 1968, BACK IN AMR 1?

           12:30- WE'LL HAVE A SHORT CEREMONY AND TOLL THE BELL FOR THE MOST RECENTLY DECEASED                   SHIPMATES

                                         2:00- AROUND 2:00 OR SO WE'LL START DRAWING FOR DOOR PRIZES, LIKE THE PICNIC BANNER                   AND WHATEVER ELSE WE CAN MUSTER UP.

            IN THE MEANTIME THERE WILL BE SNACKS AND SOME FINGER FOOD TO TIDE US OVER TILL THE             PIZZA WAGON SHOWS UP

 

                                      3:30 TO 4:00- THE PIZZA ARRIVES

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AS ALWAYS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FRIDAY EVENING GET TOGETHER AT THE WINDJAMMERS ON THE PIER

8579 GULF BLVD IN NAVARRE, FLORIDA 850-710-3239

DIRECTIONS: GET ON INTERSTATE 10 AND GO TO EXIT 31 (RT.87) GO SOUTH ON RT. 87 ALL THE WAY TO RT. 98 AND TURN LEFT, (EAST). FOLLOW RT.98 EAST TO RT. 399 AND GO SOUTH ON 399 (GULF BLVD)

FOLLOW GULF BLVD TO THE NAVARRE BEACH PIER AND WINDJAMMERS IS AT THE HEAD OF THE PIER

 

 

           

                                                 BY THE WAY:   THE PIER IS 1545 FEET LONG AND 30 FOOT HIGH; THE LONGEST PIER ON THE GULF

    

SATURDAY WE HAVE THE  SAND DOLLAR PAVILION RENTED ALL DAY TILL 7:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                          

 THIS PAVILION HAS 10-12 LARGE PICNIC TABLES, A FEW GRILLS IF YOU WANT TO BRING SOMETHING TO GRILL BUT WE ARE HAVING PIZZA DELIVERED ALONG WITH GARLIC KNOTS AND TOSSED SALAD LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. WE WILL BE PROVIDING ASSORTED SOFT DRINKS, DRINKING WATER, SNACKS, ETC. YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN BEER BUT NOTE THIS:

!! NO GLASS IS ALLOWED !!NAVARRE BEACH IS AN ECO SENSITIVE TOWN AND THEY DISCOURAGE PLASTIC CUPS,

PLATES AND BOTTLES. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND.

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IF YOU ARE COMING BY AIR, THERE ARE TWO AIRPORTS TO USE: FORT WALTON BEACH AND PENNSACOLA

IF YOU ARE COMING BY RV, THERE ARE SEVERAL RV PARKS IN THE AREA. WE DID A GOOGLE SEARCH AND FOUND EMERALD BEACH RV PARK- 850-939-3431

                                                                  SANTA ROSA RV RESORT- 850-936-4791   AND

                                                                                           THE HIDEAWAY CAMPING RETREAT-850-981-8888

IF YOU DO A GOOGLE SEARCH, YOU WILL FIND MORE

 

HOTELS

OUR BOOTS ON THE GROUND TEAM WRANGLED US A FANTASTIC DEAL FOR LODGING AS FOLLOWS:

             THE SPRING HILL SUITES BY MARRIOT

8375 GULF BLVD, NAVARRE BEACH

850-939-0010

  

 

      

 

     

THIS HOTEL HAS AGREED TO PROVIDE OUR GROUP WITH SUITES AS SEEN HERE FOR $129 PER NIGHT (PLUS TAX)FOR A SUITE WITH A KING BED THAT OVERLOOKS THE GULF OF MEXICO,  AND THAT INCLUDES A FREE BUFFET BREAKFAST IN THE                                                                     MORNING.

JUST CALL THEM AND TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE BANCROFT PICNIC GROUP FOR THE EVENT ON JANUARY 24th AND 25th, 2020 . HURRY THE ROOMS ARE GOING FAST.

THEIR NUMBER IS  850-939-0010

REGISTRATIONS

 

REGISTRATION IS EASY- NO FORM TO FILL OUT.

JUST SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR THE CORRECT AMOUNT @ $11.00 PER PERSON TO:

BILL BADALUCCA

PO BOX 6868

NORTH PORT , FLORIDA 34290

MAKE CHECKS OR M.O. OUT TO "BILL BADALUCCA"

(NOT TO "BANCROFT PICNIC")

I CANNOT DEPOSIT ITEMS MADE OUT TO BANCROFT.

A RECEIPT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU AT THE PICNIC.

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LOOK WHO'S COMING SO FAR: AND JOIN US!

THIS LIST WILL UPDATE AS NAMES COME IN

TOTAL NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AS OF  11/11/19  IS:  32 PEOPLE

   BILL BADALUCCA   JIM BENOIT   LES BIRTCHET   DAVE GUILER   PAUL HOFFMAN   RILEY RAY JOHNSON   LARRY KILE   JOHN KILL   BOB MOESER   DARRELL MOORE   DAN OLDHAM   GALEN POMFRET   TOMMY PRIVETTE   DENNIS SALZBERG   TIM SHUGART   MATHEW SIMONS   RAY WYATT   RON ZENTEK

 

 

 

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