Mexico Beach GollyWhopper Classic was delighted to host their eighth annual fishing tournament.
Golly … What a Tournament!
Mexico Beach GollyWhopper Classic was delighted to host their eighth annual fishing tournament this year—and what a great time! Awards were presented in the categories of King Mackerel, Red Snapper, and Grouper. This year’s tournament did not have any cash prizes; instead, the proceeds were earmarked for the City of Mexico Beach. There were 73 boat entries and 23 youngsters in the tournament: the largest participation in the eight years that the tournament has been in Mexico Beach. The spirit of volunteerism is very much alive and the commitment to rebuild Mexico Beach is strong. We offer a big “Thank You” to the tournament directors, who donated $12,500 to the City of Mexico Beach’s canal and fish-cleaning station projects.
And the winner is...
Last month, we had a gift pack from the Mexico Beach Marina up for grabs, and the lucky winner is Judy Pilkington, from Holly Pond, Alabama. Congrats, Judy!
This month, we are giving away a jar of Killer Seafood Simmerin’ Sauce and a jar of their Hot Sauce. Killer Seafood is world famous for their food, killer staff, and amazing hospitality, and they are working to reopen. Be on the lookout for the Killer Food Truck to open mid-September of this year! To put your name in the hat, send an e-mail to email@example.com and be sure to put your contact info in the e-mail.
Back at It!
In this section, we would like to take the opportunity to let all our loyal readers know what businesses are back open in Mexico Beach. These people have worked around the clock to roll out their welcome mats, so when you’re down visiting, be sure to stop by, say hello, and show your support.
Cathey’s ACE Hardware
Crazy Beach Pizza
Forgotten Coast Property Management and Vacation Rentals
Forgotten Coast Realty of NW Florida
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty and Vacation Rentals
Mexico Beach Marina
Mexico Beach Sundance Realty
Mexico Beach Wine & Spirits
Rustic Sands RV Park and Grill
Two Gulls at the Beach Gift Shop
US Post Office
White Sands Salon & Boutique
98 Real Estate Group
Fishing Charters- visit website
Places to Stay- visit website
Mexico Beach 19th Annual Photography Contest
April 1–July 31
The 19th Annual Mexico Beach Photography Contest starts April 1 and runs until July 31. We welcome all photographs taken in Mexico Beach—past and present. All photographs will be submitted for judging after July 31, and the winners will be contacted and announced on the Mexico Beach website, on social media, and in the e-newsletter. Winning photographs will be displayed in the Mexico Beach Welcome Center.
The 15th Annual Mexico Beach Offshore Classic is set for July 26 and 27! This two-day pelagic fishing tournament will give out cash prizes. Anglers have opportunities to catch the big one in three fishing categories: King Mackerel, Dolphin, and Wahoo. The Captain’s Party will kick off this event on Thursday, July 25 at the Mexico Beach Marina. Fishing starts bright and early on Friday, July 26 and again on Saturday, July 27. Weigh-ins for both days will take place at the Mexico Beach Marina. The last day will also include the awards ceremony. Come to participate or to watch the weigh-ins at this exciting fishing event in Mexico Beach.
The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association is excited to announce the date of their 23rd Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament: August 24, 2019. This tournament serves as a charitable event with proceeds going toward building artificial reefs that are placed out in the Gulf of Mexico. Festivities will kick off with the Captain’s Party on Friday, August 23 and continue with the tournament on Saturday, August 24. This tournament is one the entire family can enjoy. Watch as the fish are brought in and weighed, all while supporting a worthwhile cause: building marine habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mexico Beach is a Leave No Trace community, and we appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our beaches clean. Any items left on the beach unattended from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. will be removed and disposed of by the City of Mexico Beach. Items include, but are not limited to, tents and tent frames, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, toys, etc. Also, please fill in any holes before you leave. Your assistance with these requests will keep our beaches beautiful and pristine. For full details on this ordinance or questions, click here or contact City Hall at (850) 648-5700.
Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes
This delicious and easy appetizer will be one you’ll want to make for all those summertime get-togethers! We publish it compliments of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Seafood Cookbook (www.mbara.org).
1 pound crabmeat
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
½ red bell pepper, minced
3 scallions, sliced
¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
½ teaspoon celery salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 lemon wedges
Hot sauce to taste
Preheat oven to 450°F. Generously coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray. Mix crab, bread crumbs, bell pepper, scallions, mayonnaise, eggs, egg white, hot sauce, celery salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups. Bake until crispy and cooked through, 20–25 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!
Golf Quotes … Fooorrreee!
It’s summertime and the height of golf season. We have collected a few sayings and quotes about the game that we believe you’ll enjoy.
Golf has produced a lot of millionaires—most of them are former billionaires.
A good golf partner is one who’s always slightly worse than you. That’s why so many golfers are invited to play.
Have you ever noticed what “golf” spelled backwards is?
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. —Hank Aaron
If I had cleared the trees and drove the green, it would’ve been a great shot. —Sam Snead
Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five. —Paul Harvey
I know I’m getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators. —President Gerald Ford
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose. —Winston Churchill
The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. —Phyllis Diller
Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick. —P. J. O’Rourke