View Online | Unsubscribe eNewsletter · January 2016
Happy New year!

2015 was a prosperous year in Mexico Beach and we ended it with a spectacular “Welcome to 2016” fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. Guests and locals took advantage of our Celebrate Twice shuttle-bus service, and we’re happy to report there were no incidents. We hope you and your family will make plans to spend more time with us in Mexico Beach this year. Happy New Year to all!

And the Winner Is...


Last month, we had a gift certificate to Frost Pottery Garden up for grabs. The lucky winner is Boe Daley from Haddonfield, New Jersey. Congratulations, Boe!

This month we are featuring Mango Marley’s and giving away a gift certificate. Mango Marley’s is a family-friendly restaurant where you can enjoy wings, burgers, and much more while watching the big game. If you would like your name in the hat, send an e-mail to Melissa at [email protected] and be sure to put your contact info in the e-mail.

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


The first couple is Mark and Lisa from Albany, Georgia. They enjoy our beaches and knew Mexico Beach would be the most romantic place to get married. It was a beautiful ceremony, and we want to congratulate Mark and Lisa!


The next couple is Tyler and Savannah, who are locals to our area. They were married down by the water and it was the perfect spot. Congratulations, Tyler and Savannah!

Mexico Beach Farmer’s & Craft Market

February 13

Special Events for Mexico Beach is opening up a winter Farmer’s and Craft Market. The market will be set up across the street from the El Governor Motel. Vendors are invited to display their items while shoppers peruse each booth looking for goodies to take home. From fresh produce to local art and photography, there will be plenty to view and purchase. Come out and explore a fun day of shopping in Mexico Beach.

For those interested in reserving a space, read more for complete rules and application.


Thomasville, Georgia, Plantation Tour

February 16

This fun and informative day trip visits historic Thomasville, Georgia. Included will be a tour of beautiful Pebble Hill Plantation and lunch at the Plaza Restaurant, which has been located in historic downtown Thomasville for over 90 years and is well known for their traditional Southern-style cuisine. This trip is open to any and all visitors and residents, so come enjoy the day exploring this historical site.


Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off

February 20

Who’s ready to drag out the pots and dust off their roux recipe to see if they have the best gumbo this side of New Orleans? The 18th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off will be on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Sunset Park in Mexico Beach. Come watch as chefs “cook it out” and see who gets crowned Gumbo King. The entire family is invited to come out and enjoy the day tasting gumbos, dancing to live music, and having a good time.


February Snowbird Biloxi Trip

February 23 & 24

Come join the Mexico Beach snowbird crew as they head off to win big and make some memories! The Mexico Beach Community Development Council will be hosting a Biloxi trip for those who want to press their luck. The bus will be pulling out early for this overnight adventure. With two days full of fun activities, you are sure to win something!


Mexico Beach Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon

March 3

We invite all our Snowbirds to attend the annual Mexico Beach Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon to be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. CT at the El Governor Motel poolside. Come celebrate your winter trip to Mexico Beach and get a chance to say “See you next year!” to the old and new friends you’ve made while visiting us.


We thank the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association for this delicious recipe!

¼ lb. blue cheese crumbles, 2 cups buttermilk, 1 ½ cups mayonnaise, 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed, ½ teaspoon white pepper, 2 pounds fish, cut into 5-ounce pieces, 1 red onion, sliced, Additional blue cheese crumbles for topping

Mix together first seven ingredients to make a dressing; add water to thin, if needed, and then chill. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large baking dish, pour a thin layer of the blue cheese dressing. Lay fish in baking dish and pour more dressing on top. Cover with red onion slices and additional blue cheese crumbles. Bake until fish flakes easily. Serve 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.

The Super Bowl: Some interesting facts about pro football’s biggest game

The first team to win the Super Bowl was the
Green Bay Packers.

The Super Bowl trophy is called the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Eight million pounds of guacamole is created on Super Bowl Sunday and consumed along with 14,500 tons of chips.

One 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl this year will cost about $5 million.

Over 100 million people watch the Super Bowl yearly and it’s the second-most-watched television event. Soccer’s World Cup is the first.

Seventy-two footballs are used (or available) for the
Super Bowl.

Joe Montana has been selected as Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl three times.

The Minnesota Vikings have played in four Super Bowls and never led the scoring in any of the games.

There has never been a punt returned for a touchdown in a
Super Bowl game.

The longest field goal in Super Bowl history was kicked by Steve Christie of Buffalo for 54 yards.


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