Gasparilla Special Event

You are cordially invited to “The History of Gasparilla” & Dinner – A St. John’s Tampa Community Special Event on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in the St. John’s Parish Hall at 906 South Orleans Avenue in historic Hyde Park. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Tampa Bay History Center (TBHC) has a wonderfully informative and fascinating presentation about the truths, myths, and legends of Tampa’s Gasparilla. Dr. Carl Zielonka, a member of the TBHC’s History Krewe, and a Tampa/Hyde Park native, will make the 30-minute presentation at St. John’s, with Q&A to follow.

The St. John’s Kitchen Ministry will provide hot, fresh grilled chicken, Guests are encouraged to bring salads, sides, or desserts.

This is a perfect opportunity for St. John’s parishioners and anyone who is looking for a new church home to enjoy a timely and interesting evening, learn about Tampa’s Gasparilla, have dinner, and meet some wonderful people. The event is hosted by St. John’s Newcomers Ministry. RSVP here so we can plan food. Hope to see you there!