Dear friends, fishermen, and chili aficionados:
We want to invite all of you to our Fall of 2013, Whidden’s Memorial Back Bay Tournament and Annual Pirate Coast Chili Cook-off to the benefit of the Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum.
The weekend of October 26 & 27, Whidden’s Marina on 1st Street, Boca Grande, is where all the action takes place under the event tents and on the water.
Beginning Saturday, we will have the Annual Pirate Coast Chili Cook-off in conjunction with the Tournament Captains’ Party. Anyone with a great chili recipe or side dish is invited to enter what has become one of Boca Grande’s favorite friendly competitions. The Chili Cook-Off and Captains’ Party starts at 5 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 9 p.m. There is no entry fee and you can eat all you want for just $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Fishing begins at the Whidden’s Marina dock on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. This year we will be fishing for Redfish, Trout and SNOOK! Lunch will be served on the dock for all anglers when the tournament ends at 1 p.m. Entry to this fun-time event is just $350 for a team of four anglers. There will be cash and other prizes and fishing for a good cause.View More images >>
Both of these events have been well received and everyone always has a good time. We encourage our past participants to join us again and hope to have some new challengers in both events.
We want to remind everyone that our event tents are also available for other community events. Please call Dave Arner at (941) 270-2279, who can give you information, and put your event on our calendar.
For a donation, we can set up and take down one or two 20’ x 40’ tents at the location of your choice.
Of course, the museum always needs the support of the community, so if you cannot join us, please consider a tax deductible cash donation, which can be mailed to Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 100, Boca Grande, FL 33921. Each donation is greatly appreciated.
For more information on these events, please call Dave Arner or Becky Paterson at (941) 270-2281
Here’s to good fishing and good cooking!
Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum Board of DirectorsDave Arner, Betsy Joiner, Isabelle Joiner, Hal Coleman, Carol Napoli and Becky Paterson
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