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Briny Breezes: A sweet 60th anniversary

Briny celebrates 60 years: Parade honors longtime residents and social clubs that help to define the community

Dozens of decorated golf carts parade in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the year when trailer campers gathered up their money and bought former landowner Ward Miller’s land, creating Briny Breezes. Generations of families have enjoyed the oceanfront community.  

Pat Barnes, an original owner in the mobile home park, holds Thorian Halfhill, who was born Jan. 1 in the Briny Breezes home of his parents, Tyrone and Lia Halfhill. Barnes turns 100 in May. The March 24 parade had a strawberry theme, looking back to the days when Miller raised dairy cattle and sold strawberries to his mobile home renters. 

 Dorothy McNeice and Violet Schoeni, two of Briny Breezes’ early residents, ride in the parade. McNeice waves to the crowd.

Jack Taylor’s back porch provides a prime location for parade watchers to enjoy the passing golf carts. 

 Members of the swim club don T-shirts that portray younger versions of themselves.

 Barb Molina (left)swings her way through a crowd of dancers who gathered after the parade.

Photos by Jerry Lower/ The Coastal Star

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