Wellington Historical Society Picnic Set For Sept. 18

Who remembers Huck Finn Days? How about the Tiger Shark Cove Park community build? Were you there when Prince Charles played polo in Wellington? Did you happen to know Bink Glisson?

Join the Wellington Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 18 for a stroll down memory lane through old photographs. At the gathering, everyone will be asked to help identify people in pictures from Wellington’s early days in the 1980s and 1990s. Enjoy a light lunch and help add names to the faces in hundreds of photos gathered by the Wellington Historical Society for its permanent archive.

“We have a wonderful collection of pictures from the early days, and we’d love to have people come out and take a look and share some memories,” Wellington Historical Society President Sue Bierer said. “We’d love to have help identifying everyone in the pictures as well.”

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center’s Lakeview Room, located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.

If you have artifacts or memorabilia you’d like to donate from the early days of Wellington, bring the items with you to the Who’s Who Picnic. Examples of items the Wellington Historical Society would like to archive include pictures, pamphlets, posters, brochures, event programs, phone books, school class pictures, yearbooks and business information.

The event is free, but participants are encouraged to RSVP by Sept. 10 for a lunch headcount. Register at http://www.wellingtonhistoricalsociety.org or by calling (561) 793-7596.