Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pigeon Key Flagler Celebration

It started out a cold and windy Saturday, yet lines of people dressed in jackets and scarves waited in line to brave the ferry ride to Pigeon Key on January 14, 2012 for the family day Flagler Centennial Celebration.  As the day went on, the wind abated with the sun growing warmer and more and more people arrived on this charming historical island to share in the festivities of horseshoes, square dancing, croquette, sack races and great music by local musicians.  Many people walked and rode their bike over the 2.2 mile span of the Old Seven. It was a wonderful day for all.

The Friends of Old Seven thank the Pigeon Key foundation and staff for sharing this day with us and giving us an opportunity to increase the public’s awareness of the status of the Old Seven and the plans for our organization.

As I was in line to catch the ferry back to the Knights Key, it was more apparent than ever, that we need to continue with this mission of Saving the Old Seven and thus Pigeon Key.  I thought How nice it would have been if we could have transported people by golf carts or the little propane powered train.  I also thought, How tragic it would be if the entrance to the bridge were closed.

We just cannot let this happen, we must SAVE OLD SEVEN.

HELP SAVE THE OLD SEVEN BRIDGE – A WONDERFUL ASSET FOR ALL THE KEYS

Deborah Linker