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Wakefield Class of 1960
Sarasota Spring Break 2018

It is time to make plans for the Tenth Party in Paradise, our yearly mini-reunion in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. 

Place: The Gulf Coast Beach Resort, lorida.   This is on Lido Beach.  See pictures below.

Selected dates: Tues May 1 through May 6 Sunday, 2018 or any part thereof.

The property is a 2 star motel/resort, built in the 1950's, i.e. most, but not all, of the rooms are on the first floor.  It is clean, neat, old, but on the beach.  A variety of rooms; a variety of beds.  EACH ROOM IS OWNED AND DECORATED by the owner not the management.

They have a good website which shows each room, bed(s) and has a description of what is in the room.  The bathrooms are small but clean.

On the website, you put in the dates; you can pick a type of room; number of people, etc.  Select preference.  This will give you a picture of each of the available rooms and a description of what is in the room (size of bed, etc)  The price listed is for the total number of nights you have listed.  There is a 12% tax added.   No resort fees.

An example of pricing is: 1 bdrm apartment, on the 1st floor, for 5 nights less discount is approx. $740.  The deluxe studio is cheaper.  A motel room, without amenities will be $98 per night.

Our contacts via phone are Debbie, Teresa, or Greg or you can do it via website, .   Always get an email confirmation.  Phone: 800-232-2489

When making a reservation, they will debit your credit card number for 1 night's rental only.  You need to mention 'Wakefield reunion' or Ken Scruggs for a discount.   They will quote you the listed price and when you check-in a 10% discount will be deducted.  We get the discount credited when we have 8 or more rentals.

A very important item for the success of this year's Party in Paradise is to have AS MANY RESERVATIONS MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  This is to insure that we have a good 10th Party and enough rooms for all who are attending.

As is always the case, call Ken with questions. 8466 Lockwood Ridge Rd. #342, Sarasota Fl 34243; 941-351-8430

The party this year (2017) was very successful.  The beach was a few feet from our front doors.  There was a picnic area where we enjoyed a meal.  There was a Tiki hut where we could get out of the sun and enjoy a meal.  There were chairs and umbrella tables where we could relax and enjoy a conversation with others.  It was quiet, not too many children yet.  We were a stones throw from St. Armands Circle with shops and restaurants.  For many, this was the best Party in Paradise we have ever had, mostly due to this location.

2018 will feature both a Kentucky Derby party and a Cinco de Mayo party. 

Here's a picture of Lido Key and an aerial view of the resort (pink stucco roof).

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