Vol. 8 No. 30 - April 16, 2008


Wet and wild bottle boat regatta

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Team Blue Blooders came in second in the high school class after
getting off course in the finals. SUN PHOTO/TOM VAUGHT

A smaller field of boats entered the Bottle Boat Regatta, sponsored by the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society, this year, but there was just as much fun.

The Daughtrey Prep School Dolphins, piloted by Peter Brock, took first place in the elementary school class followed by Weiffenbach & Kaklis in the USS Tim Teboat, piloted by William Kaklis, and Dillon’s Birthday Boat, the Tiki Hawk, piloted by Dillon Marshall.

The SMART (Sarasota-Manatee Assistance Rider Therapy) Sailors won the middle school class, piloted by Charlie Brunson. Second place went to Buffalo Creek Middle School in the Tiki Hawk, piloted by Emilee Vermillion; third place went to The Lucky Duck, with Sue Stockdale in charge; and St. Stephens Episcopal School in I Don’t Care and led by Bud Healy came in fourth.

Team Low Expectations in Hi School, with Floyd Thormodson as captain, took first place in the high school class, the Blue blooders Black Medallion came in second with Mark and Capt. Kim Ibasfalean in charge.

USAFence in the boat of the same name, took first place in the women’s teams, with Shannon Glascow in charge. Watt Electrical Corp in Black Boat, with Floyd Thormodson in charge, took second.

USA Fence crew and boat took the Festival Cup with St. Stephens coming in second.

USA Fence is eligible to be in the DeSoto Grand Parade on Saturday, April 26, by virtue of winning the Festival Cup.

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Island Weddings

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Brittany Hirsch and Drew Brown were married at the Sandbar restaurant
on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. After a honeymoon in the Bahamas,
the couple will reside in Jacksonville.

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