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eNewsletter · August 2015

Mexico Beach Florida News

August is a great time to visit!

With many schools starting back early, August is an ideal time to come and visit. The beaches are still beautiful and less crowded, but we all know Mexico Beach is never really crowded. Our lodging partners have started offering fall rates and weekend specials. For more details and to find that perfect getaway, click here.

MBARA Kingfish Tournament

CookbookOur good friends at the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association are gearing up for their 19th Annual Kingfish Tournament. This is the biggest fundraiser for the MBARA, and all proceeds are used to create and improve marine habitats and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Cash prizes are up for grabs with $3,000 marked for first place in the Kingfish division. Make sure you mark the date—Saturday, August 29—to fish in this great tournament.

And the Winner Is…

The Fish House RestaurantLast month, we had a gift certificate to the Fish House Restaurant up for grabs. The lucky winner is Nita Ewens from Columbia, MO. Congratulations, Nita!

This month we are giving away a gift certificate to LaRobe Boutique. LaRobe is a quality-oriented women’s clothing store, where women of all ages can "step it up a notch"! To put your name in the hat, send an e-mail to Melissa and be sure to put your contact information in the e-mail.

Music in the Park

CookbookEach year we host Music in the Park, a concert series that is free to the public. Every Thursday in September you are invited to join us at Sunset Park to listen to some great musicians play their hits and fan favorites. Bring your chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy these talented musicians. Concerts start at 6:00 p.m. and last till 8:00 p.m. The Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be providing hot dog and hamburger dinners. To see a list of the bands performing, click here. Please come join us!

Weddings in Mexico Beach

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

Brandon and Kelly Debby & Bobby
Our first couple is Debby and Bobby who came from Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony was beautiful, and both Debby and Bobby were excited to be in Mexico Beach. Congrats to Debby and Bobby!

Chris and Christina Tonia & Keith
Our second couple, Tonia and Keith, came all the way from Toledo, Ohio. They enjoyed a beautiful sunset wedding with family and friends. Congrats, Tonia and Keith!

Mexico Beach Florida Visitors Guide

Mark Your Calendars

Mexico Beach Florida EventsBay Scallop Season
Now to September 24

There is still plenty of time for you to enjoy the best treasure hunt happening in St. Joseph Bay—Scallop Season! Scalloping is a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. Catching them is easy, cleaning them a little harder, and feasting on them simply delicious. For more information, click here.

Mexico Beach Florida EventsMBARA Kingfish Tournament
August 29

Gear up and get ready to chase the kingfish! The 19th Annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament is expected to be the best yet with cash prizes, a new T-shirt, Miss Kingfish and lots more! Make plans today to spend the weekend in Mexico Beach and enjoy the Kingfish Tournament. For more information, click here.

Mexico Beach Florida EventsLicense-Free Saltwater Fishing Day
September 5

Come enjoy saltwater fishing in Mexico Beach for free! Fish from the shore or off the public pier, or charter a boat and catch multiple big ones. This is a wonderful opportunity for experienced anglers to share their skills and passion for fishing with friends and family. For more information, click here.

Mexico Beach Florida EventsBeach Blast Triathlon & Duathlon – Fall Race
September 12

Athletes converge at the beach to run, bike and swim in this USA Triathlon–sanctioned event starting at Veteran's Memorial Park in St. Joe Beach. The course skirts the beaches and pine forests of the coast. For more information, click here.

Recipe of the Month

Florida Seafood Recipes

Low Country Boil

This is a very easy and very tasty dish we’re sure you’ll enjoy! We thank the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association for this delicious recipe!

½ lb. smoked sausage (per person)
½ lb. shrimp (per person)
2 red potatoes (per person)
2 ears of corn (per person)
1 onion (per person)
Shrimp boil flavoring
*For a unique taste, you can add a quartered rutabaga.

Place water and shrimp boil flavoring in a large pot and bring to boil. Add sausage and boil 10 minutes. Add potatoes and cook 20 to 25 minutes. Add onions and bring back to a boil. Add corn and bring back to a boil. Add shrimp and after it comes to a boil, cook for 10 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association needs your best seafood recipe. They are currently working on the second edition of their famous seafood cookbook. It will be a completely new cookbook. Send your best seafood recipe to Sally Childs, PO Box 13470, Mexico Beach, Florida 32410 or e-mail her. Sally works at Sundance Realty and was one of the authors of the original cookbook. Put your name on the recipe and it will be printed in the new cookbook.

Thoughts for the Month

Thoughts from Mexico Beach Florida

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was one of the greatest Americans. He was an author and humorist who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This month we share some of his wisdom.

✯ Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes time, and it annoys the pig.

✯ Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.

✯ Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.

✯ It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

✯ Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

✯ Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

✯ A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

✯ Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?

✯ Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

✯ Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

✯ We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks—if we agree with him.

✯ When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

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