Longboat Island Chapel had a special guest at its monthly charity happy hour on Sept. 24.
The chapel is known for its creative themes and unique collections for the nonprofits they partner with. The Charitable Outreach Committee holds these events to educate members about the importance of providing uncommon things to those who don't have access to it.
The September theme was “Sunday Undies” and Captain Underpants was the special guest. They collected underwear for Turning Points in Bradenton. Chapel members enjoyed the recreation of the famous cartoon and love putting a twist on these events.
It was a smaller turnout this month since the season hasn't started, but the event was still filled with camaraderie and bonding over the delicious food.
“That’s what the chapel is about: serving the community,” said Billy Evanako. “These events are always for a good cause and then they are a fun time as well.”
This was Evanako’s first event at the chapel for a while but is the perfect way to be welcomed back. He said that these events make the fellowship stronger and are an amazing way to meet new people as well.
For the chapel's October event, it will be collecting bras for Turning Points for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Petra Rivera is the Longboat community reporter. She holds a bachelor’s degree of journalism with an emphasis on reporting and writing from the University of Missouri. Previously, she was a food and drink writer for Vox magazine as well as a reporter for the Columbia Missourian.