Rose River Marina held its annual Dockside Festival on a hot balmy Saturday, April 30th. Two acts provided live entertainment: the harmonica playin’, swamp loving Nate Augustus and the Gladezmen and the ever popular young singer Casey Weston appeared with her smooth voice and guitar strumming.
Informational sessions for local fishermen were presented throughout the day by the Marco Island Charter Captain’s Association on such topics as, setting up and holding your fishing spot, fishing courtesy and the state of recreational fishing today. A kid’s zone kept the little ones busy with a bungee trampoline, bounce house, games and face painting while adults checked out the Evinrude sale. Many attendees enjoyed a few moments in the relaxing atmosphere onboard the Marco Island Princess while others opted for the ‘beer garden.’ Lots of prizes were given away during the hourly raffle drawing. There was no charge to enter the raffle, everyone coming through the gate was given a ticket.