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Bay Day a Terrific Fund-Raiser

The Live Auction, Feb. 2, and Winter Bay Day ,Feb. 4, brought in over $9,000 in net donations, after deducting our costs. Please be sure to thank our commercial sponsors who gave items for the auctions and raffle! Business owners from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola responded to requests by site volunteers Pat Caruana and Carl Janish, and most local businesses donated valuable merchandise or services for our auctions. You can find their business cards and brochures on display at the Buffer Visitors’ Center. Please thank our sponsors!
All of you volunteers deserve a huge Thank You, too! Here’s a breakdown of net funds received from some of the Winter Bay Day activities you helped with:
Shrimp Boil, 491 plates sold, $4,911
Live Auction, $3,648
T-shirt sales, $1,091
Silent Auction, $872
Memberships, $860
Raffle, $696
Cookie Sales, $287

Big Bay Day

Winter Bay Day on Feb. 6 The Winter Bay Day this year was a huge success! We had lots of visitors, plenty of Low Country Shrimp Boil to go around, 57 Friends volunteers, and a great band playing on the deck, the Mary and Aaron Band from Tallahassee. Displays from the Aquatic Preserve, the Audubon Society, the Florida Native Plant Society, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Constitution State Museum, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and others were popular. And for the first time, thanks to kitchen coordinator and baker Pam and two young volunteer salesladies, there were homemade cookies for sale. They were scrumptious, and very profitable! There was also a 50/50 Raffle and a Silent Auction with some very special goods donated by local businesses and craftsmen.
Overall, Winter Bay Day netted $4,115 for Friends!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED, INCLUDING THE CONSERVATION CORPS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, AND TO OUR SILENT AUCTION DONORS TOO!