The Sixth Annual Bocce Tournament between the Italian American Society of Marco Island’s Bocce group and Hideaway Beach Club’s Bocce group was held recently at Mackle Park and was hosted by the IAS, and ending in a shutout win for IAS. Find more photos in this issue.
Marco Island Historical Society’s (MIHS) held the Affaire to Remember Gala to help bring the world-famous Key Marco Cat to Marco Island on loan. Funds raised by the gala, live and silent auction and fund-a-need call will help to underwrite the costs to prepare the Museum to meet the strict environmental and security requirements.
There was a great turnout at the second annual Marco Yoga Fest at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Revival Yoga Studio and other studios provided a variety of sessions enjoyed by the many attendees.
The Kiwanis Club donated $3,200 to Marco Island Academy from their car show proceeds. Principal Melissa Scott stated funds will go towards the civic works of the Key Club and supplies for the cheerleading squad and band. Funds will also help provide eligible students with free and reduced rate lunches.
Mackle Park Teen Center held a spring break kickoff with food, music and fun. Twenty-six teens from grades 6-12 participated in a basketball shootout competition with prizes.
A group of members from the Italian American Society of Marco Island visited Havana and Cienfuegos, Cuba on the Holland American Cruise Line under the People-to-People program. Wonderful experience and the Cuban people were warm and engaging.
The Marco Cruise Club got together at Sarazen Park, where Chef Peter Procopio grilled steaks to perfection and members brought a dish to share. The club extends a welcome to new fellow boaters. Visit marcocruiseclub.com or call Neil Blaauboer at 642-8493.
The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island recognized five third grade students from Tommie Barfield Elementary School as Terrific Kids.
Calusa Garden Club’s winter speakers included Dr. Martin Price of Echo Global Farm and Patrick Higgins, President of the Board of Friends of Fakahatchee Strand, who took the audience on a virtual tour of the state park.