Dear Editor,

A special thank you to everyone that attended this wonderful event Feb. 25. Thank ou to all our Military and Veterans, we support you. This wonderful event helped us raise $8,500 to buy our reefs that will be deployed some time in April. We are also funding a luncheon for 20 veterands from the Cross Shores Care Center and the Sims Nursing Home in Callaway. We also want to purchase a brick from the VFW in Highland View to be placed on the Honor Walk at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill.

We want to thank all of the volunteers that worked tirelessly the whole day.

Sandi Gibbs, Pam Nugent, Cheryl Miller, Sylvia Miller, Marilyn Silance, Kim Littieri, Faith Williams, Tasha Tarleton, Fran McMillan, Debbie Carew, Linda Sertich, Cathy Marshall, Tammy Miller, Regan Schoelles, Doug Titus;

Dieon Titus, Travis Smith, Brent and Jacki Gonsalves, Barry Henson, Judy Campbell, Ray and Nancy LaBelle, Adam Miller (trailer for the bands), Rustic Sands Campground (for hosting the event), Eric Richardson (shirts, koozies) and Barry Henson (organizing the bands).

Another very special thank you goes out to Sharon Call (National Anthem), Bill Mulligan (opening prayer), PSJ High School NJROTC (Honor Guard) and Millie Nugent (Pledge of Allegiance).

Thank you to all the wonderful bands for providing music:

Buddy Hamm, Cypress Trio, Neal James, Debbie Jordan, Sharon Call, Big Bear Barry Henson, Hurricane Donnie, Donn Pugh, Lawson Howe and Flabbergasted.

Another big thank you goes to all the businesses that donated raffle gifts for our raffle:

Sharon’s Café, Piggly Wiggly, Mexico Beach Marina, El Governor Motel, Lookout Lounge, Shipwreck, Paradise Grill, Rustic Sands Campgrounds, Mango’s, Beach Walk,, The Grove,VFW, Half Hitch, Sand Dollar Café, Krazy Fish, About Beach, Emerald Coast Jewelry, Haughty Heron, Complete Graphics;

Cathey’s Hardware, Bluewater Outriggers, Cathy Marshall, Kevin Lenear, Silver Horde, Bill Mulligan, St. Joe Shrimp, Co. Floridaze Adventures, Don Minnick, People’s Bank, Indian Pass Raw Bar, Appalach Olive Oil, Co., Appalach Visitors Center, The Sands Salon & Boutique, Frost Pottery and Luke Bryan for the signed guitar.

Thank you to all our special bakers that provided all the baked goods.

Terry and Terry Wilson

Reefs for the Military