By Natalie Strom
It was a bright and sunny day on Sunday, April 7th, as hundreds gathered at the Esplanade to get a taste of Marco Island. Representing with culinary delights were CJ’s on the Bay, Stonewalls, Kretch’s, BeachDogs, Quinns on the Beach of the Marco Island Marriott, the Marco Island Hilton, Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Crazy Flamingo, Vandy’s 5 Brothers, Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery and Simply Cupcakes. Beer, wine soda and water were also sold.
Live music was provided by the Greg Miller Band. Volunteers in bright blue shirts offered 50/50 raffle tickets for purchase, sold tickets for food and beverages, greeted patrons at the entrance and mingled with the crowd, ensuring a good time was had by all. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Marco Island YMCA.