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1969: PARADE KICKS OFF CLEANUP IN DUNEDIN

DUNEDIN

The city's street sweeper and garbage train will lead a parade along Main Street today beginning at 10 a.m. to kick off a "clean-up, paint-up" campaign.

Taking part in the parade will be the Dunedin Highland Junior High Band, the "Plaid Squares" of the Recreation Department's Square Dance Club, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the Kiwanis Key Club and the Young Republican Club of the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg Junior College.

The parade will start at Douglas Avenue and proceed north along Main Street to the new Dunedin Chamber of Commerce building. At approximately 10:15 a.m., Mayor Gerald Rehm will present cash awards to the winners of a junior high school essay contest on city beautification.

So that visitors attending the Scottish Games and Youth Festival on March 13-16 will see a sparkling, clean city, the mayor will declare that the "streets need scrubbing."

Members of the parade, with the aid of the Fire Department, will arm themselves with long-handled brushes and pails and scrub down Main Street.

The Dunedin Beautification Committee is urging Dunedin residents to participate in the weeklong clean-up campaign. The city will put on extra men in order to have two trash pickups during the week. And 8-foot Sabal palm trees, at the wholesale price of $10, will be sold to citizens for planting in the berms in front of their homes.

Feb. 5, 1945

Fliers fall into bay

CLEARWATER - Two army pilots escaped with a dunking late Saturday afternoon when their fighter plane made a forced landing in the upper beaches of Clearwater Bay, according to a female motorist who drove the airmen into this city after the drenched aviators asked for a ride. The flying officers did not give their names to the good Samaritan but merely reported the mishap.

Feb. 2, 1945

Students are helping with war fund drive

CLEARWATER - Senior high school students joined Clearwater's Community and War fund solicitation army this morning in an all-out final drive to bring in the $3,000 needed to fill the $30,000 chest.

The youngsters were recruited at a school assembly late yesterday afternoon at which Alfred P. Marshall and other campaign leaders told the students that victory rested on their shoulders. The drive will close at noon Monday.

Feb. 16, 1927

Ball will celebrate Washington's birthday

CLEARWATER - The Washington's birthday ball, Feb. 22 at the Fort Harrison Hotel, is expected to surpass any other social event of the season. The management of the hotel is making elaborate arrangements for this ball, and special entertainment features will be given during the course of the evening. Favors and decorations will add to the gaiety of the occasion. Reservations for the event are coming from all over the state. Eddie Dean's orchestra will furnish the music. Dinner will be from 9 until 12 o'clock, and dancing will continue till dawn.

Feb. 16, 1927

'Million Dollar Chorus' will appear at concert

CLEARWATER - Madame Marguerita Sylva, lyric soprano and opera singer, will give a concert at a benefit performance Friday night at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel.

Francis Wilson, who has charge of the affair, will make the opening remarks. Mr. Wilson will sing Eugene Field's poemThe Little Peach, surrounded by what he terms his "Million Dollar Chorus." The chorus is made up of wives of hotel guests and Harbor Oaks residents.

Tickets, at $5 each, will benefit the Plant Hospital.

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