Let’s roll out the red carpet!

Let’s roll out the red carpet!

Glittering paparazzi, awards, cocktails, guest speakers, catered hors d’oeuvres, and a long red carpet. Glittering paparazzi, awards, cocktails, guest speakers, catered hors d’oeuvres, and a long red carpet. Last year The Weekly Newspapers and the Marathon Jaycees brought pride and spirit back to the Middle Keys with the inaugural “Best of Marathon” celebration and the 2009 version promises to be even better.

This week Marathon readers have their final chance to cast their vote before the winners are announced at the Best of Marathon Gala on February 28 at the Marathon Jaycee Building. Presented by the Marathon Jaycees and The Weekly Newspapers, the evening promises to be a joyous night of revelry celebrating the best of the Marathon community.

Emceeing the festivities will be Britt Myers and myself. For months we have been working on topical material, funny facts, and ridiculous one-liners in anticipation of our most glorious appearance.

Over the last few weeks, Marathon has been whipped into a frenzy of anticipation in regards to who and what really is the “Best of Marathon.” The votes are in, and will be tabulated by trustworthy and mathematically-inclined members of the Marathon Jaycees. Winners will receive plaques to hang proudly at their tiki bar or above their fireplace, custom window decals for their business, car, or boat, but also a glorious mention in the March 7 edition of The Marathon Weekly. Since the voting will be extremely close, mentions, decals, and accolades will also go out to the runners-up of each category.

The Jaycees will also present their year-end awards to the inspiring members of our community who exemplify the genuine, community-minded spirit of Marathon. Wondering who will be the 2008 Man of the Year? You have to show up to find out!

During the celebration, the Jaycees will also announce their new board and officers for 2009. Besides helping out with projects for Grace Jones, the Salvation Army and Pigeon Key, the group has raised thousands of dollars for area scholarships and other community services like food baskets for deserving families. The Jaycees also throw the best dances for the kids at Stanley Switlik.

Tables for businesses are still available and a few individual tickets are unsold, but make sure you plan ahead because last year’s event was sold out and standing room only! All proceeds from the event will go to the Jaycees to help out with future community projects. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Laura Fowler at (407) 314-9724 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Tickets are also available at the Weekly Newspapers (5996 Overseas Hwy.) or First State Bank (6900 Overseas Hwy.)

This week Marathon readers have their final chance to cast their vote before the winners are announced at the Best of Marathon Gala on February 28 at the Marathon Jaycee Building. Presented by the Marathon Jaycees and The Weekly Newspapers, the evening promises to be a joyous night of revelry celebrating the best of the Marathon community.

Emceeing the festivities will be Britt Myers and myself. For months we have been working on topical material, funny facts, and ridiculous one-liners in anticipation of our most glorious appearance.

Over the last few weeks, Marathon has been whipped into a frenzy of anticipation in regards to who and what really is the “Best of Marathon.” The votes are in, and will be tabulated by trustworthy and mathematically-inclined members of the Marathon Jaycees. Winners will receive plaques to hang proudly at their tiki bar or above their fireplace, custom window decals for their business, car, or boat, but also a glorious mention in the March 7 edition of The Marathon Weekly. Since the voting will be extremely close, mentions, decals, and accolades will also go out to the runners-up of each category.

The Jaycees will also present their year-end awards to the inspiring members of our community who exemplify the genuine, community-minded spirit of Marathon. Wondering who will be the 2008 Man of the Year? You have to show up to find out!

During the celebration, the Jaycees will also announce their new board and officers for 2009. Besides helping out with projects for Grace Jones, the Salvation Army and Pigeon Key, the group has raised thousands of dollars for area scholarships and other community services like food baskets for deserving families. The Jaycees also throw the best dances for the kids at Stanley Switlik.

Tables for businesses are still available and a few individual tickets are unsold, but make sure you plan ahead because last year’s event was sold out and standing room only! All proceeds from the event will go to the Jaycees to help out with future community projects. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Laura Fowler at (407) 314-9724 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Tickets are also available at the Weekly Newspapers (5996 Overseas Hwy.) or First State Bank (6900 Overseas Hwy.)

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