PUNTA GORDA — When Bob Peterson relocated to Punta Gorda Isles in 1997, he knew he had found paradise. With boating, scuba diving and golfing as his hobbies, it was a sure fit for him. Now, 17 years later, as one of the co-chairmen of the Planning Committee for the 50th birthday of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, he is giving back to the place he calls a “boater’s dream.”
On Saturday, more than 200 boats of all shapes and sizes were positioned behind the Laishley Crab House to be part of a historic event — having their photograph taken from a small plane circling overhead. The small aircraft also took aerial shots of 300 to 400 people at the park who had formed the letters P, G, I, C, A — for the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. A Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office helicopter flew over to take photographs as well.
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