Friday, January 31, 2014

Fire Department Auxiliary Board express gratitude for successful 4th Annual Oyster Cook-Off



The Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Board Members:  Marisa Getter, Shelley Shepard, Joe Taylor, Meghan Davis, Palmer Philyaw, Betty Webb and Carrie Jones would like to express their sincere appreciation and give thanks to everyone that came out for the 4th Annual Oyster Cook-Off held January 17-18, 2014.

The success of the annual event would not have been possible without ALL the patrons, volunteers, sponsors and donors.  While it's hard to list everyone, the Auxiliary Board would like to mention those wonderful sponsors and amazing supporters who they know efforts helped to make the event possible. 

The Auxiliary Board express their heartfelt appreciation to the members of the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department who cooked tons of wonderful food and did an awesome dance, led by Pam Nobles and her dancers.  They also send thanks to Sam and Dan Fortunas and their helpers for leading the 1st Annual 3000 Fathom Half Shell Hustle Fun Run and a BIG thanks to Water Street Seafood, Amison Seafood and Buddy Ward & Sons Seafood - their oysters and shrimp were definitely the main attraction.  The Piggly Wiggly and Danny Itzkovitz were more than helpful in meeting the demands for supplies. 

Lastly, to the fifty-plus volunteers who unselfishly dedicated many hours to the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department, your efforts were key in helping to meet the yearly goal of paying the ENTIRE fire truck payment for 2014.                                                   

 THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!!! 

SPONSORS:  
A.J. Smith, Ace Hardware, Alle Cat Charters, Apalachicola Outfitters, Apalachicola Physical Therapy, Aqua Magic, Beverly Hewitt, Bob Landiss, Café Con Leche, Cates Electric, Downtown Books, Eddy Teach's, Erin Rodriquez, Forgotten Coast TV, Garlick Environmental, George & Pam Mahr, George Stritikus, Hole in the Wall Seafood, Honey Hole, IGA, Island Fit SUP, J. Gordon Shuler, P.A., Journey's of SGI, June Dosik, Kristinworks, Mark's Insurance Agency, Martha Elliot, Owl Café, Oyster City Brewing Company, Oystercatcher, Piggly Wiggly, Red's Family Store, Roberson & Associates, Robinson Real Estate, Ron & Canda Sewell, Sanders & Duncan, P.A., Seafood Grill, Susan Bacharach, Tamara's Boutique, Tamara’s Café, Tapa's Bar, Tarpon Title, The Mane Salon, The Marketplace, The Tin Shed, Thompson Bassett Team, Up the Creek Raw Bar.

ART DONORS:  
2 Gulls, Ah La Carte, Anna Donahoe, Apalachicola Outfitters, Artemis, Beth Appleton, Carol and Mark Goodwin, Caty Greene, Charming Comforts, Chip Sanders, Chuck & Jackie Itzkovitz, Curt Allen, Dixie Theater, Downtown Books, Drew and Nita Morgan, Ed Springer, Frederic Kahler, Gardens Inc., Gibson Inn, Go Fish, Harmony Bath and Body, Heather Rash, Jody Rosenbaum, John Lee, John Spohrer, Kathy Robinson, Katie McFarland, LaRobe Boutique, LGDunston, Maritime Museum, Market Street Antiques, Maryellen Clark, Panhandle Players, Petunias, Riverlilly, Riverwalk, Rose's Botanicals, Sally Crown, Stuffed Owl.

COOK-OFF COMPETITORS:  
Allen Mathis, Bobbi Walker, Christine’s Cuisine, Earl Solomon (3rd Place Winner), Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department (1st Place Winner), Jeff Illardi/Salty Barkers (2nd Place Winner), Joel Norred, John Solomon, Team Retsyo, The Big Top, The Owl Café, Weems Memorial Hospital.

COOK-OFF JUDGES:  
Michael Allen, Ron Sewell, Jerry Thompson.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:  
The Eric Culberson Band.

MARKETING, RESOURCE & VOLUNTEER SUPPORT: 
2KWeb Group, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, Apalachicola Bay Charter School, Bayside Weddings and Events, Centennial Bank, City of Apalachicola and Employees, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Franklin County Tourist Development Council, Florida Seafood Festival, Franklin’s Promise Coalition, Historic Apalachicola Main Street, Mayor Van Johnson/Hi-Fi Entertainment, St. George Island Civic Club, Sign De-Sign, The Apalachicola Times, Volunteer Franklin, Water Street Hotel.

This listing is from the records we have… So if you or someone you know should be included, please contact a Board Member.