Later we drove to the Rose Marco River Marina wherewe were treated to lunch and a history cruise aboard the Marco Island Princess. The evening activity was a cocktail party at the home of Jennifer and Richard Shanahan where the Leadership class of 2011 was joined by the Leadership class of 2010.
The second scheduled class was held on August 10 and the theme wasthe history of Marco Island which was sponsored by David Caruso of Morgan Stanley and Vandy’s/Five Brothers. The class viewed artifacts of historic Marco and enjoyed a most informative slide show providing information from the Calusa Indians to early inhabitants of Marco which was narrated by Craig Woodward. Members of the class boarded a bus and were given an his- toric tour of Marco Island including Otter Mound, Goodland and Key Marco. The next event was a tour of the Marco Island Cemetery and a visit with early settler Tommie Barfield (Betsy Perdichizzi).
Lunch was provided by Snook Inn and then the members were given a tour of Historical Old Marco.
After returningto the Marco Island Historical Museum, we were treated to snacks from Simply Cupcakes after which we learned more about the Deltona Years.