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Parks director to address historic society

March 12, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks and Recreation Director Patti Evans will be the guest speaker at the public meeting of the Estero Island Historic Society at St. Raphael's Parish Hall (5601 Williams Drive) on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m.

The March 2012 speaker is part of the Stewards of Island Resources series. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting, free of charge.

Don't miss this early opportunity to meet Evans, who will play a key role in promoting Bay Oaks Recreational Campus and other recreational venues. and to learn about what she envisions for historic properties The Mound House and "Seven Seas," the Newton house at Newton Park.

Patti is a born and bred Floridian, originally from Volusia County. A graduate of the University of Florida's Parks and Recreation Administration Program, Patti has enjoyed a career that has embraced culture, history, recreation and the environment. She has worked in theater, golf course and marina management as well as serving as a volunteer with the Arizona Site Steward Program.

"We were trained to observe archaeological sites to determine if and how they had been disturbed," said Patti during an interview. "I have always been interested in how things were done and how people lived in the past. I look forward to my role as a steward and promoter of the Mound House, Newton Home and Seven Seas Park."

--submitted by Janet Sailian



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