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ANNUAL FLORIDA EVENTS /
The Volusia County
Frolics, -a local Mardi
became a civic
of celebrating midsummer resort
junction with Independence Day.
been an .annual
a local newspaper man.
the proposal of
since its inception,
its scope deter-
mined by the extent
of participation on the pajt of munici-
pal and civic organization.
It has at
all timesin the
including July Fourth.'
past extended over
popularity and beauty
ing of 'King and
Queen of the Frolics,
in hand with"
resort attractions of
MOTH CLASS REGATTA
event was held Dec.
the Halifax River
at Bethune Point.
from all points
the U.S. and
many foreign entrees.
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S. The vantage point for the events is from the
old landing field on Bethune Point at the south end of Beach
St. Dates of events are optional with committees in charge,
advance publicity allowing sufficient time for development
of wide interest.
NATIONAL 250-MILE BEACH ROAD RACE
Due to the removal of International Speed Trials
to Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, this event has been developed
to substitute for the trials. A fifty-lap race, over a five--
I-ile course, for bona fide stock car entries, was-run under
the Contest Board of the American Automobile Association, the
first .time Sunday, March 8, 1936. Sand hazards on beach ap-
proaches and a cleani straightway run on the beach made a very
interesting departure from the orthodox track events.. This
is to be an annual affair, sponsored by. the Daytona Beach -
Volusia County Racing Association, and is run over the
vicinity of the original measured mileof the old Inter-
national Speed Trials, located about one mile south of the
Silver Beach approach on either the Beach or OceaniShore Blvd.
Dates are optional with committees in charge, etc. A $5000.00
purse was offered for 1936 events.
THE STATE WIDE REGATTA
This event, reported held during the first week
in July, has been abandoned.
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"'ROTARY INTERNATIONAL" SENIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT
SA golf tournament of local fame, sponsored by the
Rotary Club of the community its feature is making it possible
for elderly golf enthusiasts to display their prowess, showing
That the technic of the club is not readily lost. This event,
an annual affair, held at the Daytona Beach Golf and Country
I Club, rWas held March 2-7, this-year. Future tournaments will
F be arranged by committee, dates being optional. The Daytona
| Beach Golf and Country Club is located 1i mi. south of Orange
Ave. on Ridgewood Ave., turning left at sign.
.DAYTONA BEACH TOURISTS CLUB
This organization and its motorcades, annual
picnic, .and banquet, assigns arrangements of these affairs to
.committees and dates are optional. Its headquarters are at
'the Peabody Community House, -N. Wild Olive 'Ave. at Auditorium./
%he season of this organization is Dec. through April.
FLORIDA FORUM & ASSEMBLY
The Forum, a Sunday afternoon weekly affair cover-
ing the period from the latter part of Dec. through March, is
one of the outstanding cultural events of the South. A People's
University, open to the public, is financed by freewill offer-
ings, where world and domestic problems and affairs are dealt
with by foremost authorities on the various subjects. Meetings
are called to order at 2:45 P.M. with a musical program,
followed by the speaker of the day at 3:00 P.M. At the close
of the address, one-half hour open forum is held.
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The Director 'of
is a series of
inka ic al
leading artists .in
t to chang
take place Friday.nights
e. Interspersed with the
at 8:00 P.M.
Forum and A
attractions as arrangements
for the.Assembly Course,
To the Artists
usually four concerts,
are as follows:
$4.00 and. 6.00,
and program Director.
The Auditorium is
tweeri Grandview and Wild
on Auditorium Blvd.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR BOAT RACES.
event, previously held
in New Smyrna,
was held in Daytona Beach
for the first
Two of the
the Sir Thomas Lipton
Trophy and. the Govenor Sholtz
Annual Florida Events. -
.Daytona Beach, Florida ..
F Trophy won by Fred Jacoby, Jr.,U. S. Champion, N. Bergen,
N. J., with 1500 points in Class "C" outboard, boat Flyaway
SUS #6. Sholtz Trophy 1936 won by Thorn Cooper, Kansas City,
Mo., Class "B", 1300 .points. All events are run under the
supervision of the .American powerboat Association. Dept. of
Public Recreation has charge of the arrangements for this
event, and future dates-are optional with the committee.
This is to be an annual affair And efforts will
be made to obtain the John Charles Thomas Trophy, provided
:by the Metropolitan baritone of that name.
SThe course is in the Halifax River, south of the
South Bridge at Bethune point, approached by driving .from
south end of Beach St.
S By Ru by K. Goebel .
Mary. Irene Davis
. Edited by A. W+ Traino
May 5,, 1936 -
ANNUAL FLORIDA EVENTS
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Research work by Mrs. Goebel
Reaearch-work by Mrs. Davis
Ray Clancy, Recreational Director, Daytona Beach, Fla.
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