Deltona looks to bright future in Marco growth
A bright future and "the greatest growth in Deltona history" is the outlook for Marco Island, outlined on May 20 by Frank E. Mackle III, president of Deltona, in its annual report. In its report to stockholders, Mackle said the viewing light at the end of a six-year tunnel of negotiations of the overall settlement of Marco Island will bring good fortune. "After each down cycle comes a boom cycle," he said. "It also is true that each new boom cycle is stronger than the previous."
In asking people the ideal population for Marco Island, answers differed. Krista Way of Marco Island thought 17,000 in season and 11,000 out of season would be good for her family restaurant. Marco's Randy Chestnut wanted it 10,000 year round. Bonnie Menaker of Marco said 20,000 year round and 40,000 in season. George Cook had the most surprising answer. He said, "I came here in 1925 when there were 200 people in Old Marco. I'd like to see it the same way again."
Jim Josberger, Jennifer Camposano, Kristi Klimas, Kathleen Garrahan and Charlie Wuerffel were among Marco Island's swim team at its opening meet.
There was no business like show business at Tommie Barfield. Students took on costumes featuring monthly themes, although "Not Quite" June bugs included Kimberly Gross, Maryjean Orr, Cirselda Quintanella, Karla Heine and Joshua Cunningham. Easter Bunnies were Kelly Sanderson and Danielle Hellybuck. Donning a turkey costume was Pauline Wright.
Susan Erick is the new president of the Marco Island Pilot Club, taking over from Linda Snyder.