JFCS will host “Collier County Then and Now: History Through the Eyes of Pioneering Families,” a free forum, on Monday, March 30, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. at their Naples Senior Center, 5025 Costello Drive, Naples.
The panel discussion, which will be facilitated by Naples journalist Jeff Lytle, features three members of Collier County pioneer families:
- Rex Storter – a fifth generation resident, Naples High School graduate and representative of one of Collier County’s prominent pioneering Everglades City and Chokoloskee families.
- Ray Carroll – a Collier County real estate appraiser for 38 years, and president of Carroll & Carroll, Inc., he is the fourth generation of a pioneer family that settled in Collier County in 1896.
- Cindy Carroll – co-chairs the Naples Old Timer’s Reunion, an annual get-together for friends and family of pre-hurricane Donna (August, 1960) residents, and owns/operates a vintage swamp buggy known as “Growling Gertie.”
“Collier County Then and Now” is free and open to the public. Individuals can register by calling 239.325.4444, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.