On behalf of the board of directors of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH) and the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival committee we want to say thank you to the AMI Sun for your continued support and sponsorship of our festival.
This year and for the past 37 years, the FISH Festival has provided the funds needed for FISH to purchase the 98-plus acre FISH Preserve and to fund its ongoing restoration. The FISH Preserve will, within the next 12-15 years, be the only undisturbed parcel of land on North Sarasota Bay. Our annual festival has allowed us to purchase the old Church of Christ, now Fishermen’s Hall, and the Cortez Firehouse. These places represent the commercial industry, culture and environment on which this village was established more than 130 years ago. A strong and proud history that continues to struggle in the “Changing Tides” of time. You (the AMI SUN) are essential to our success – we simply couldn’t do it without your support, and we thank you for your many years of loyal participation.
Jane von Hahmann
V.P. FISH Board of Directors
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