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Congratulations to all of our Solo Division Winners at the 28th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship! The Championship continues this weekend with our Doubles Competition! For more information please visit www.sandsculptingfmb.com
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – September 30, 2014 – The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championships presented by the Seminole Casino of Immokalee, the biggest sand sculpting event in the state, is coming to Fort Myers Beach in just a few months. Running from Nov. 21 until Nov. 30, this year’s event offers even more fun for adults and children alike!
The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship: This year Sculptors represent nine different countries and ten states. Collectively they hold over 300 competition medals and many of them are World Champions. There will be sixteen Solo Master Sculptors, ten Doubles Master Sculptors (five teams) and 11 Advanced Amateurs who will compete for the Florida State Championship.
Guests are welcome to attend daily or at anytime from Nov. 21 through Nov. 30 to enjoy 41 sculptures – more than ever before. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in including:
Tickets at the gate are just $5 for adults and children 5 and older, 4 and under are free. If purchased online at www.sandsculptingfmb.com before Nov. 19, tickets are $1 off, just $4 each. Three-day passes will also be available for only $12. For more information and specials, please visit www.sandsculptingfmb.com or the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SandSculptingFestival.
This year attendees can also take advantage of a new “Holiday Package” that includes two admission tickets into the event plus a holiday photo with a personalized message integrated into one of the holiday sand sculptures. Ideal for the perfect holiday card, the package can be purchased for $24 on www.sandsculptingfmb.com (retail value = $30). Family packs (two adults and two children under the age of 12) will be available at the gate for daily admission of just $16 (retail value = $20).
For details on participating in the event as a vendor, contact Ted Clifton at 239-848-6568 or email@example.com. To be a volunteer during the event, please contact Jane Ross at 239-454-7500. Businesses and organizations can also sponsor the event. For details email sponsorinfo@FMBsandsculpting.com
Rewarding Excellence in Hospitality Service on Fort Myers Beach $500 will be given to a hero for service each month in Jan, February, March, April and May, 2015.
The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce recently announced the Hospitality Heroes Award Program for the months of Jan to May 2015. The partnership needs your support. We are seeking $50 per month for 5 months ($250 total) from member sponsors to make this happen again in 2015. Single or monthly billing is available from the Chamber.
Bud Nocera , President of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber added “Our success, both individually and as a tourism destination, very much depends on how well we handle our visitors while they are here. Good customer service deserves to be noted and rewarded.” The program will promote good customer service throughout the Chamber membership, even in this busiest time of the year. Residents and visitors deserve the very best in service that businesses can provide. The rules are simple. Only Chamber member employees qualify for the awards, and any Member qualifies to submit nominations. Businesses are not limited to lodging, food, and drink! Management can nominate one employee per month, and a business can only have one winner. Just send nominations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a few words as to why this employee deserves the nomination. Winners will be drawn randomly at the monthly Chamber luncheons. Tip: The quality of the nomination explaining the employee’s qualifications are very important in the evaluation.
Winners will be featured in the Island Sand Paper and the FMB Chamber Monthly Newsletter and social media.
The Chamber and its Board of Directors hope to make this an annual event during peak season. Bob Layfield, Chamber Board member also indicated “We believe rewarding top-notch service providers is the best way to encourage what we value, and keep visitors returning to our beach destination. “
Sponsors will be recognized in all Press Releases to media, Chamber Newsletters, Chamber Website, and at all awards presentations to recipients.
For additional information and rules call the Chamber office at 454-7500.
Please get in touch with the restaurant directly for information on business hours.
Pete’s Time Out
Junkanoo on the Beach
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill
Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery
Fresh Catch Bistro
Truly Scrumptious (breakfast)
Pinchers Beach Bar and Grill (buffet at Wyndham Garden location only)
Island View Restaurant at the Lani Kai
Sundeck at the Lani Kai
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Flippers on the Bay
FORT MYERS BEACH (November 11, 2014) – Organizers for the 26th Annual Christmas Boat Parade are counting down to one of Fort Myers Beach’s biggest nights of the year. The dazzling lighted parade will commence at 6:00pm from Salty Sam’s Marina on Dec 6, 2014 led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce boat, sponsored by All Water Excursions. Decorated boats will be judged and winners will be recognized at the Winners’ Circle Party at Salty Sam’s Marina immediately following the parade. VIP Judges will ride along in the parade and will choose and announce the winners of each category.
Participants are asked to register to enter boats by calling or visiting the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms are also available at www.FMBBoatParade.com. All sizes and types of boats are eligible to enter. There is a $25 fee for boats and $50 fee for business sponsored boats. Salty Sam’s Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration based on availability. Boats will only be required to pay for electricity. Salty Sam’s Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. For advance reservations at Salty Sam’s Marina please call 239-463-7333.
The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sam’s Marina at 5:30pm. At 6pm the boats will begin to leave Salty Sam’s Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill heading northwest passing by Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café and under the Matanzas Pass Bridge. They will travel in and out of Siesta Isles and go around Bowditch Point, turning in front of the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina. The boats will travel past Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Matanzas on the Bay on the return. The parade will end at Salty Sam’s Marina for the Winners Circle Party and awards presentation. Other viewing areas include the fishing piers under Matanzas Pass Bridge, and Baywalk Fountain Square. The Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise and Sight Sea-R are offering special evening cruises during the parade giving passengers a bird’s eye view of the parade while cruising along the moonlit Intracoastal Waterway.
Sponsors of the event are: All Water Excursions, Best Western Plus Beach Resort, Big Game Waterfront Grill, Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, Diversified Yacht Services Inc., Dock O’ The Bay, Joe Orlandini Developer, Jungle Golf, Matanzas on the Bay, The News-Press, Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery, Panther Printing, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Smokin’ Oyster Brewery, The Closers-Premier Florida Realty, This Creative, Truly Scrumptious Homestyle Restaurant, Yucatan Beach Stand, Moss Marina, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grill.