01.31.03-A Happy New 2003!
New Year’s 2003 kicked right off with Marco Island Hilton New Year’s Ball in the newly decorated Ball Room…lots of Marco friends as well as English and German visitors dancing and enjoying fireworks on the beach.
Then the Season hit with it’s flurry of Gigs, Gigs, Gigs!…featuring Marco Island’s first YMCA Dolphin Debut…as well as the 3rd Annual Naples Winter Wine Tasting Festival which collectively amassed $5.14 million to be distributed among local charities! I’d like to thank the Figge, Aluisi, and Lund families for sponsoring my performances at their special events…what a party! I joined my old time buddy Kip Attaway, who flew in all the way from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to "wail" a little wine tasting music…but it’s a little hard to taste that good stuff when so you’re busy chuggin' it!
I should also mention performing at Stan’s Hospice Fund Raising Party where we always crank up the Season just before Stan's Annual Buzzard Lope and Mullett Festival…always a great way to raise a little cash while raisin’ a little ruckus!
February and March will be lots of fun with one more YMCA Dolphin Debut party February 24th and several spots at the Lee Civic Center-Southwest Florida County Fair this year featuring Tracy Adkins and Neal McCoy…you’ll have to check my Captain’s Log for my specific times & locations…
Oh, and don't let me forget to mention the Collier Seminole State Park Native American Pioneer Heritage Festival February 14, 15, & 16...a bunch of our Friends of Florida Folk will be performing each day. It's great to have the fresh sounds of North Florida Folk musical artists coming down to the Land of Ten Thousand Islands to share songs & enjoy our uniquely inspiring countryside...
JRobert…”Island ‘Pon Mon’”
Here's a boat load of the latest news articles I should post just for the record...Marco Island Kiwanis Club Fund Event, Christmas Island Style Children's Charity, Last Minute Marketing "Blue Water Christmas," Stan's Hospice Gig, and lastly but not leastly Mackle Park Community Family Show.
Excuse me, I'm going down for a snooze now...