eNewsletter | June 2016
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It's Springtime!
Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner and Mexico Beach is getting ready to celebrate in true style! We will have our Best Blast on the Beach events for everyone to enjoy on the Fourth of July. Our celebration starts at 7:00 a.m. (CT) with the annual Sandy Shoes 5K Fun Run. The race will take place at Under the Palms Park, on the corner of 7th Street and Maryland. Race registration is now open and can be done by clicking here. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy this fun-run event. It truly has become a family event with siblings racing against each other in spirited fun.

Our second event each year has been the Kids’ Fishing Tournament. Regretfully, we cannot have the tournament this year because the canal area is closed for extensive renovations. We plan to resume the tournament next year! And, the highlight of the day is the spectacular fireworks show, which will start at 8:30 p.m. (CT). This has always been a wonderful show, and we expect the same this year. It’s a must-see event for everyone!
This month it’s all about bottom fishing. State and federal waters are open for red snapper and the artificial reefs are loaded. Gag grouper is also open for the year; they are found around many of the same reefs as the snapper. Add a mahi-mahi and some king mackerels to make for hot action just offshore. Click here to check out our list of charter captains, and enjoy a great day on the water!
Last month, a gift certificate to Beachwalk was up for grabs and the lucky winner was Becky Wells from Corning, Arkansas. Congratulations, Becky!

This month we are giving away a copy of the book Images of America—Mexico Beach, autographed by the authors, Cathey Parker Hobbs and Al Cathey. This historical book will tell how Mexico Beach got its start and how it has grown. If you would like to put 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.
We are proud to report that in May a charitable benefit to fight domestic violence was hosted by the Gulf County and Mexico Beach Domestic Violence Task Force. There was great support from our community and our visitors. The event at the El Governor Motel had live music and great food. Under the leadership of Carol Dow, a local resident, the night was a success. Musical entertainment was provided by Rockin’ Randall, Charlie Black and Jerry Arhelger. Local and area merchants donated gifts that were auctioned off and the night brought in over $7,000 in donations. We would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone that helped out.
Mexico Beach is the perfect place to say "I Do"! For more information on weddings or vow renewal ceremonies on the beach, visit www.mexicobeach.com.
This month Pam and Tripp came to us from Georgia to celebrate their wedding on our sandy shores. We had beautiful weather and a pristine beach for the ceremony. We wish Tripp and Pam all the best. Congrats!

Mexico Beach 16th Annual
Photography Contest
Now until July 30
The Mexico Beach 16th Annual Photography Contest is open now until July 30. We welcome all photographs taken in Mexico Beach—past and present—so start submitting your favorite images that you’ve captured in Mexico Beach. A panel of judges will award a first, second, and third place in each of the six categories. Now go through your memory cards and submit your best pictures! For a registration form or more details, click here.
Best Blast on the Beach
July 4
Come enjoy Mexico Beach’s annual Best Blast on the Beach Fourth of July celebration! Kick off July 4th with the Sandy Shoes 5K! This annual event will take place at Under the Palms Park on 7th Street in Mexico Beach at 7:00 a.m. (CT). This year’s event will be timed with chipped bibs for participants. Afterward, bring your beach toys, cooler, towels, and sunscreen and have a blast playing on the beach. Then sit back at dark, relax and enjoy the fireworks shot off the Mexico Beach City Pier at 8:30 p.m. (CT).
Mexico Beach Farmer’s & Craft Market
July 9
Special Events for Mexico Beach is hosting an opportunity for vendors to display and sell their fresh produce and crafts. The Mexico Beach Farmer’s and Craft Market will take place at a NEW LOCATION – Veteran’s Park in Beacon Hill. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CT). With plenty of produce, crafts, photography, jewelry and much more, the day can be spent going from booth to booth.
Mexico Beach Offshore Classic
July 29–30
Enjoy two days of offshore fun and a chance to cash in big! The 12th Annual Mexico Beach Offshore Classic, hosted by the Mexico Beach Marina, is now registering boaters for this great event. With cash prizes for first, second and third place, plus a grand prize winner, this event will pay out big. Three categories are open this year: Wahoo, Dolphin and King Mackerel. For more information, rules and registration, click here.
Easy and delicious! We thank the MBARA for this delicious recipe!
1 can cream of mushroom soup
⅔ cup evaporated milk
3 (6 ½ ounce) cans of tuna, drained
2 ½ cups cooked rice
1 cup Velveeta cheese, cubed
¼ cup grated onion
¼ cup chopped pimento
2 drops Tabasco sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix soup and evaporated milk together. Add remaining ingredients and spread in a casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot with French bread and enjoy!
Hints about Getting Older
All of us are getting older and here are a few things to watch for:
The clothes you’ve put away until they come back in style…have come back in style.

There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.

You can remember when your milk shake came with two straws.

You constantly talk about the price of gasoline.

You developed a knack for wearing hats.

You frequently find yourself telling people what a loaf of bread used to cost.

You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.

You wonder how you could be over the hill when you don’t even remember being on top of it.

You take a metal detector to the beach.

You write down a name with the telephone number and when you look at it again, you still don’t have a clue who it is.

You’re on vacation and you run out of energy before you run out of money.

Your attire includes Hawaiian shirt, shorts, sandals and black socks.


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Mexico Beach, FL 32456

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