Alumni eNewsletter: St. Augustine, Fla. GUAA to host picnic (Archives)

Once upon a time, mighty bison roamed the land of Princess Place.....

Do you want to relive the fairy tale??

If so, mark your calendar for the next St. Augustine Chapter of the GUAA picnic at Princess Place Preserve on Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch--BBQ pork and turkey, green beans, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, tea, and lemonade--will be served at noon for $12 per person.

Send payment to:

Sara Winchester, Treasurer
12660 Thicket Ridge Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32258


Here unfolds the fairy tale:

"Wild, serene, and beautiful, the Princess Place is the crown jewel in Flagler County's setting of parks. Home to nesting bald eagles and situated on a knoll overlooking the confluence of Pellicer Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway, the estate was once home to a Russian Prince. It was built as a hunting lodge in 1886 by Henry Cutting, and is the oldest standing structure in the county. After his death, Cutting's wife, Angela, married Boris Sherbatof, a prince in the Russian royal family, and she became known as the Princess.

Today, Princess Place Preserve, with its rich history and 1500 pristine acres, attracts nature enthusiasts from near and far. Visitors can take in the environment on one of the many hiking trails, spend time fishing in the salt marshes along the Matanzas River and Pellicer Creek, or camp out under the stars.

The preserve is a popular spot for equestrian enthusiasts. With an equestrian campsite and plenty of riding trails, it is easy to embrace nature while enjoying a ride. Come and visit us for a glimpse of old Florida. Whether you hike, horseback ride, canoe/kayak, camp, fish, or picnic, you will have memorable experience at Princess Place Preserve."

Dream on and join us!

--Vicky Magliocchino,'79

Posted: 3 Oct 2008

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