On March 20 and 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. visitors will find food, fun, and frolic at the second Annual Seafood Festival at Veteran’s Community Park on Marco Island. Based on last year’s gigantic success, “This year’s event is going to be even better!” promised Stan Niemczyk, festival organizer. “The Seafood Festival is growing and is destined to be a signature event for Marco Island.”
The Festival, which was Stan’s brainchild, got its initial support from three of the Island’s service clubs: the Sunrise Rotary and Noontime Rotary Clubs of Marco Island and, the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island. There are already calls from people wanting information about the event.
Further success and excitement are guaranteed in 2010 with added endorsements from a variety of businesses and organizations such as the City of Marco Island, Parks and Recreation Department, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Marco Island Civic Association, Marco Island Police Department, and the Marco Island Fire and Rescue Department.
While off-site parking and transportation are available free of charge, there will also be buses running continuously from major hotels and stops at off-site parking areas.
With so much enthusiasm generated for the two day event, as many as 10,000 visitors a day are expected. Food vendors will serve seafood favorites such as fresh fish, stone crab, shrimp, blue crab, and fish chowder, as well as a few popular ‘non-seafood’ selections. Live entertainment is scheduled for listening and dancing pleasure, and over 100 Arts and Crafts booths will round out the event for those who love to shop!
To add to family fun, new activities are planned for the kids this year. Admission is $5.00 per person per day. Entertainment includes music from Renda Broadcasting, BOB FM 102.9, Gator Country 101.9, Mix 104.7 with live entertainment from JRobert & the Raiford Starke Band featuring country classics and fiddle.
Hurry and add your name to the sponsors and volunteers lists!
Please contact Stan Niemczyk at (239) 404-6055.
All proceeds from the Marco Island Seafood Festival will benefit the many philanthropic humanitarian projects of Rotary and Kiwanis