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St. Augustine State Gathering 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Hotel:  Howard Johnson’s Historic District is the Headquarters Hotel.  137 San Marco Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084 – Phone: (904) 824-6181.

Thursday, April 26th   (Early arrivals)

Hospitality Room:   Hotel – Chapter Merchandise

6:00 pm:  Ride to Columbia Restaurant, 98 St George St., St- Augustine, FL 32084. Meet in the Hotel Courtyard of the hotel.

Friday, April 27th  (Business Meetings)

Hospitality Room:   Hotel – Chapter Merchandise

10:30 am:   Ride down A1A to Finns in Flagler Beach for lunch.

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm:   Meet and Greet at Hotel.

6:45 pm:   Leave for St-Augustine Shrine Club for Chicken Dinner ($12) Cash Bar and DJ.

8:30 pm:  Roll Call of Chapters.

9:00 pm:   Widows Sons Initiation Degree conferred by the Ashlars. WS Master Masons Only! To be held on the St-Augustine Shrine Property. Ladies will have DJ and Bar while we are doing Degree

10:30 pm: Party at the Hotel – BYOB.

Saturday, April 28th   (Free Day)

Hospitality Room: Hotel – Chapter Merchandise

10:00 am:   7 Bridges ride through Jacksonville to the Grand Lodge Museum. There will be a Lunch stop.

8:00 pm:   Fun & Fellowship at the hotel. Music in the courtyard.

8:15 pm:   Pirate Rum Runner Cruise Cost about $25.  2.5 hours long.  The Show is different from our regular family program. However, we never know how the show will turn out.  It all depends on the audience, that evening.  You may set the stage, or the pirates may have their way. One thing we do know and that is that we entertain on a different level.  The language and the song lyrics are somewhat different, more adult oriented and may not be suitable for everyone.  If you like to have fun and laugh with your pals and meet new friends this cruise is for you. The price depends upon a minimum of 15 in the group. If you want to go e-mail Bruce Arthur (Templars Sec) at jaxpm@netzero.net

*Other activities available throughout the day.  See “Check out the area” below.

Sunday, April 30thth    (Ride Home)

Take an easy ride home

*Check out the area:

  • The Old Jail Museum. Tours every 15 to 20 minutes – 9 am up until 4:30 pm.
  • The Old Store Museum. Tours every 15 to 20 minutes – 9 am up until 4:30 pm.
  • Potter’s Wax Museum. Self-guided tour – 9 am up until 4:30 pm.
  • Augustine Distillery: 112 Riberia St, St Augustine, FL 32084 Tour Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30am-5pm. Distillery tours are free, include a free tasting and begin every half-hour.
  • San Sebastian Winery: 157 King St, St Augustine, FL 32084 – Complimentary Tours and Wine Tasting run about every 20-25 minutes, lasting approximately 45 minutes in length and offered seven days a week, (except for major holidays). Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. http://www.sansebastianwinery.com.
  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour St. Augustine: 27 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 3208. Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let our ghost be your guide. Visit Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors for a unique retelling of the famed pirate Andrew Ranson’s gruesome execution and enter the town’s most haunted building, the “Old Jail,” for an up close and personal encounter. Don’t miss this frightfully fun ghost tour! https://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/st-augustine/.
  • Ghost Augustine – The Original Haunted Pub Tour: 162 St George St #19, St. Augustine, FL 32084 Best most fun and knowledgeable guides on the Oldest Pub Tour – Est 2002. 180 min of thrills and chills visiting Haunted Pubs on the Original & Best Pub Crawl! If you dare:  Want to go inside an authentic haunted building or two? Want to avoid large St. Augustine ghost tour crowds? Do you want to have a more genuine ghostly experience? If so, then Ghost Augustine is the top choice for your next paranormal adventure.  https://ghostaugustine.com/activities/the-original-haunted-pub-tour/.


Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Templars Chapter of the Widows Sons
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Howard Johnsons Historic District
137 San Marco Ave
St Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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(904) 824-6181
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