Twenty-five Middle Keys youngsters will have a memorable summer at Pigeon Key, thanks to the efforts of the Duck Key Fishing Club.
On Jan. 27, the club hosted its second annual Mahi Mingle, an annual fundraising social and dance under the stars aimed at sending underprivileged local children to the Pigeon Key marine science summer camp in the summer of 2024.
“Our goal was to send 10 children, but we raised enough from our members and their guests to send 25 kids at $500 apiece,” said club vice president Margie Casey. “Our commitment was to Pigeon Key. … We wanted to pick something related to fishing, and this camp is perfect. We’re going to be giving the kids fishing rods, bringing them lunch and engaging with them out there.”
More information about the club’s mission and upcoming events is at duckkeyfishingclub.com.
Photos by Nora Tornia, Margie Casey and Debbie Glaza.