And the centerpiece of those activities, the "meeting ground," was our beloved Fort Harrison — once again assuming her role as not just our home, but home to Clearwater herself. At which point we come to another kind of history through the last ten years, including:
- Learning and literacy programs now in 18 schools across Pinellas, Dade, Broward-Fort Lauderdale and Hillsborough Counties...
- South Florida's Foundation for a Drug Free World presenting the Truth About Drugs to some 70 thousand at-risk kids and/or their parents...
- And, of course, our Volunteer Ministers working the Gulf Coast hurricane belt for the better part of six years.
Then given winds around here tend to blow both ways, our auditorium and garden atrium are regularly privileged to host:
- Fundraisers for a Pinellas County Sheriff's Athletic League.
- Award dinners for this town's regional Chamber of Commerce.
- Brunches for the Clearwater Partnership.
- An annual banquet on behalf of our own Boy Scout Troop 313 — numbered, incidentally, in honor of the LRH Birthday at March 13th.
- And most prominently, a yearly FH Anniversary Celebration where, as they will tell you, it's the only place one will find community leaders across every ethnic, religious and political spectrum gathered under one roof.
So yes, the bottom line is the same bottom line for the last eighty-plus years: this Fort Harrison is and will always remain a landmark and home for all of Clearwater. And beyond even that, another bottom line will also be the same bottom line for all the generations to come: