He’s ready for action. We received official word from the mouth of Uncle Sam himself — Longboat Key’s Jim Seaton — that he can’t wait to resume his role as Uncle Sam for the Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce’s Freedom Festival this year.
The festival starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4, with a parade down Bay Isles Road. Kids can decorate their bikes and themselves, then strut their stuff down the street — patriotic pets are welcome, as well.
A butterfly release takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Longboat Key Garden Club’s butterfly garden, in Bicentennial Park. During the event, festival goers can snack on breakfast items from Harry’s Continental Kitchens, Ciao Italia! and Blue Dolphin Café and play a variety of games. Food and games tickets will be sold at the park.
This year’s leading sponsor is The Longboat Observer. Additional sponsors are the town of Longboat Key, Cannons Marina, Casa del Mar and the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key.
Currently 0 Responses
20 National Drive Electric Week 2014 at Mote
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
25 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weather: Longboat Key
Do you love taking photos? We want your best photos of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, etc. Submit your local weather photos for a chance to have your photo published in the paper! See all of the winning photos each week by visiting The Observerâ€™s Facebook page.
Resident nets 99th birthday, tennis time
George Heitler, the Tennis Centerâ€™s oldest member, celebrated his recent birthday in one of his favorite places: the courts.
It's Read Everywhere
Headed on a great vacation? Make sure to take your Observer along! Visit YourObserver.com/itsreadeverywhere to submit your entries. One winner will receive two travel certificates, good for travel from SRQ Airport.