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eNewsletter · October 2014

Art and Wine Festival

October is a special month in Mexico Beach! It’s when we celebrate our Art & Wine Festival, and we hope you will be able to join us this year. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 11; doors will open at 2 p.m. We have talented artists, great wines, live music, delicious foods, and both a live and a silent auction. As a reminder, this is a fund-raiser for the “Best Blast on the Beach” July 4th fireworks show. Come out and enjoy this great festival on the grounds of the Driftwood Inn, right on the beach.

And the Winner Is…

Last month, we had four (4) entry tickets and a bottle of wine to the 16th Annual Art & Wine Festival up for grabs. And the lucky winner is Vicki Strickland from Cherokee Village, Arkansas!

This month, we will be giving away two shopping gift certificates. One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Grove and another will receive a gift certificate to shop at Beachwalk.

To put your name in the hat, send an e-mail to Melissa with your contact information. The lucky winner will be announced in the newsletter next month!

Meet Mexico Beach

This month, we want to introduce you to a new business in town—White Sands Salon and Boutique. Gloria Thompson and her daughter Kayla opened their shop in the colorful Market Shop area on Highway 98 between 28th and 29th Streets. They offer full salon services including manicures, pedicures, and makeup for weddings. They also offer a wide selection of women’s casual beachwear. Hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Saturday and other times by appointment.

Mexico Beach Fishing Report


October is the perfect time to experience great fishing, and everything is biting. Along the beach and pier, pompano and whiting are biting fresh shrimp and sand fleas. Flounder are eating bull minnows in the canal. The Gulf has huge redfish schools roaming the nearshore waters—if you see a flock of birds working over a small patch of water, chances are good there are several dozen huge redfish underneath. For the adventurous, these can be reached by kayak from the beach.

Mexico Beach offers some of the best sport fishing in the world. For a complete list of charter services, marina info, and reef coordinates visit

Weddings on the Beach

Mexico Beach is the perfect place to say “I Do”! For more information on weddings or vow renewal ceremonies on the beach, visit

Christopher & Angela
This month, Christopher and Angela visited us from North Carolina to get married on our beach. They indicated they had visited Mexico Beach in the past and wanted to return for their nuptials. It was a beautiful beach wedding with family cheering on. Congratulations, Christopher and Angela!


16th Annual Art & Wine Festival
October 11

The 16th Annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festival will be held at the Driftwood Inn and will feature fine wines, a live auction, musical entertainment and, naturally, great art. We hope you will join us. This event is put on by the Special Events for Mexico Beach to raise funds for the July 4th fireworks show. For more information, click here.

Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival
October 12–19

Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year and once again, Florida’s Gulf Coast will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Festival performances will consist of over 30 musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs for the likes of Faith Hill, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, and many others. This annual event continues to deliver on the promise of an incredible time for anyone who appreciates great music. For more information, click here.

Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
December 7

Come celebrate Christmas on the beach! This great evening event will include Santa, refreshments, carols, and much more. The Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at Sunset Park—festivities will begin at 6 p.m. (CST). For more information, click here.

Recipe of the Month

Uncle Joe’s Tuna Casserole

We thank the MBARA for sharing this delicious recipe from the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association cookbook.

1 can cream of mushroom soup
⅔ cup evaporated milk
3 (6 ½ oz.) cans of tuna, drained
2 ½ cups cooked rice
1 cup Velveeta, cubed
¼ cup grated onion
¼ cup chopped pimento
2 drops Tabasco sauce

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix soup and evaporated milk together. Add remaining ingredients and spread in a casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Thoughts for the Month

October Is World Series Month!

It’s hard to win a World Series, but it’s harder losing one.

If the World Series runs until Election Day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.

A hot dog at the ball park is better than a steak at the Ritz.

Every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball.

Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated.

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.

In baseball, you can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the plate and give the other man his chance.

It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.

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