Thursday, November 26, 2020

Concessionaire extraordinaire

Paul Meyer serves the teams. PHOTOS BY VAL SIMON/COASTAL BREEZE NEWS

Paul Meyer serves the teams. PHOTOS BY VAL SIMON/COASTAL BREEZE NEWS

By Coastal Breeze News Staff

Each day, five hours a day, five days a week, 160 men at 55 years of age and older, play three games of softball. Games start at 10:00AM with the national anthem. The concession is open at the park where everything is just $1.00. Choices include a Ballpark beef hotdog, soda, chips, candy or a slice of homemade Key Lime or Lemon Meringue pie. The concessions are opened every day by Paul Meyer who volunteers his time to complete the whole ballpark experience. The players, their families and their friends love it.

Paul Meyer, is owner of Meyer A/C Contractors Inc. Paul also has a family; his wife Mary is the Publix pharmacist, and daughters, Megan-almost ten, Molly in second grade, is eight and Madeline, now five and a half. You can also find Paul at the Marco Island Racquet Center where the

 

 

kids play tennis four days a week or at Mackle Park, and even at Publix to say “hi” to mom after school. Paul shares his time with the community and the softball players love what he does.

Paul says, “This is a great group of guys and gals at the ballpark. Some of the guys say, “We’re standing on the right side of the grass, so I’m happy”. These guys make volunteering fun!” Paul sells about 80 pieces a day and runs the concessions from his own pocket. As you can see, this is not about the money for Paul, it is about the community. The proceeds will go to all areas of parks and recreation. Paul thanks the men’s senior softball league for the entertainment and support. “Come on out and enjoy the Championship Series starting March 12th.

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