Punta Gorda Founder’s Week Events

When:
December 1, 2016 all-day
2016-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
2016-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Punta Gorda
FL
USA
Contact:
Gene Murtha
(941) 258-2080
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Punta Gorda Founder’s Week

 

We’ve come a long way, Punta Gorda, since 1887.

Let’s celebrate our founding and future December 1 through 7.

During the first week of December almost 130 years ago, a group of settlers from the new town of Trabue met in a Billiards Parlor near the corner of Olympia and Taylor and voted to incorporate their town into a city and rename it Punta Gorda.   To celebrate those early founders and those who followed in making Punta Gorda a better and better community ever since that week in 1887, Punta Gorda’s Founder’s Day Week is being celebrated the first week in December leading up to December 7, the official date of the City’s incorporation.  This year’s celebration, which will be full of fun and educational events, will take place December 1 through the 7th.

The Week will incorporate both Christmas holiday and history related events, several of which are recurring annual festivities that are now also part of Founders’ Day Week.  Following below is a list of events planned thus far.  Most events will benefit non-profit organizations in the Punta Gorda area. Contact:  Gene Murtha (941) 258-2080.

Punta Gorda Founder’s Week – Schedule of Events

Punta Gorda Founder’s Week

Date

Organization Sponsoring

Program

Time

Location

12/01 – 12/7

 

Punta Gorda Kiwanis

Chess Tournament

(free event)

Final: December 7, evening

Top Level of Parking Garage

Contact: Mike Haymans 941-575-0007

12/1

Relay for Life

Luminaria Night

Sunset

Punta Gorda History Park

12/2

Punta

Gorda Garden Club

P.G. Garden Club Holly Day Home Tours – “A Natural Tropical Christmas”

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Residential area

12/2

City Council

Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Marion & Taylor

12/3

Charlotte County Chamber

Christmas Parade

12:00 p.m.

Taylor St.

 

12/3

Punta Gorda Garden Club

Garden Club Holly Day Home Tours – “A Natural Tropical Christmas”

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Residential area

12/3

Peace River Wildlife Center

Celebrating the Holidays with Bella and Luna

11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ponce de Leon Park

12/3

Punta Gorda History Center

Southern Supper Founders Recognition

5:00 – 11:00 p.m.

(Tickets $55)

Hurricane Charley’s

12/3

Downtown Merchants

Christmas Tree Yarn Bomb

7:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Hector Square, Taylor St. Olympia Sts.

 

12/3

Blanchard House

Down The Street

Happy Hour

 

 3:00 – 5:00  p.m.

Cooper Community

Center

12/4

Punta Gorda Woman’s Club

Dare to Dream

1:00 p.m.

Punta Gorda Woman’s Club

12/5

Kay-Ponger & Uselton

Trolley Tours

1:00 – 4:00  p.m.

Downtown

12/5

City Council

Tours of City Hall

(free event)

4:00 AND 5:00 p.m.

City Hall

12/6

Board of Realtors & Punta Gorda Historical

Society

Breakfast at the History Park

($10 suggested donation)

7:00 – 11:00 a.m.

History Park – Shreve & Henry Sts.

12/6

Punta Gorda Mural Society

Mural Tour

($10 suggested donation)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Starts at Herald Ct. Parking Lot Breezeway

12/6

Charlotte County Historical Center

Historic Walking Tours  Indian Springs Cemetery

(Free Event)

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9500 Indian Springs Road

12/7

Team Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Community Foundation

Poker Run

 

Details to come

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