Kids get good start to summer vacations

Anna Maria Island Privateers

ANNA MARIA – When school lets out, kids will celebrate with the Anna Maria Island Privateers at the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Pier Park on Pine Avenue.

There will be free hot dogs, pizza and drinks plus fun games and a little pirate costume contest. Dig for treasure and have some wet and wild fun.

Snooks Adams Day was named for Anna Maria Island’s first police chief who started the outing by taking some boys to the beach in the 1950s. in time, girls joined them and it became a tradition. As Adams aged, the Privateers took over the event.

Everything is free; donations are welcome.