Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Save Greek Heritage - Sponge Docks Tarpon Springs, Florida


I saw an article in the Suncoast News - Sponge Docks makeover plan to get reworking

They are referring to the Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs, Florida.  It brought back memories from childhood vacations to Florida with my family.  We always stopped at any place "Greek" along the way.  As a child I loved seeing the divers,  the sponges on the boats and laying on the docks, feeding the pigeons (before it was dangerous), little stores with tons of Greekish nicknacks and the old Papas Restaurant.  


I was happy to read that the makeover plans are being reworked to keep the Greek feel.  It would be a shame to change this place that has such a rich Greek culture in the United States and make it look like "Disney Land".


Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)
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