‘Wearin’ o’ the Green’ is back on Anna Maria Island

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back!

After a two-year hiatus, the fun, frolic and “Wearin’ o’ the Green” return Sunday, March 13 to Anna Maria Island, beginning at 4 p.m. at Holmes Beach Town Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, and ending at AMI Community Center, 407 Magnolia Avenue.

Want to participate in the parade, hosted by the AMI Center, the AMI Chamber of Commerce and Duncan Real Estate? Visit centerami.org/events for important details.

For more information, email the General Manager Christopher Culhane to [email protected]

• “Yes, we can DANCE!” is also back!

Manatee County School Showcase, Orchestrated by Deans of Dance Helen Dolbec, Linda Boone and Kelly Hillmanreturns March 26 at Manatee High for two shows – 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sugar ‘Canes National Team Members Peycien Handel and Jillian Loudermilk can not wait.

• It is 64 years of marital happiness for prosecute and Jim Manringwho is 84 years old.

• Kudos to Parrish Community High School Marissa Saunders and Braden River Middle School Noah Lassiterwinners of the Palmetto Youth Center’s 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Speech Contest. Kayla Geyer, skylar jandula and Carsen Abbsall from PCHS, finished second, third and honorable mention respectively in their division. Ashley Romero Vicente, Sadie Barbour and Mehmet Cemekall from BRMS, respectively earned second, third and honorable mention in their division.

• Ballard Elementary Educator amber hatch is 38 years old.

• Executive Director of Realize Bradenton Jeannette Isham rayon. So is Andrea Knies, Director of Communications and Community Engagement. The nonprofit organization has won six American Advertising Awards from the American Advertising Federation Suncoast, the industry’s highest honor for creative thinking and advertising excellence at the local, regional and national levels. This is the first of a three-tier national competition.

Their ADDYs included: Best in Category, Gold and Silver Awards in Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign for the “Love This City Bradenton” campaign; Silver in Illustration for 2021 Bradenton Blues Festival Poster (created by gallery owner Arte Coyoacan Alfredo Garcia at the Arts Village); Silver in Logo Design for the “Love This City Bradenton” logo; and Silver in film/video/sound branded content for the “Our Fair City” music video.

Alfonso Walker is 39 years old. Once again.

• When South East women’s flag football opens against Manatee on Monday, Lady Noles will be led by a new coach Elgin Hilliard. A former prep powerhouse Miami Northwestern State, he played quarterback at Florida International and Valdosta State, then for the Quad City Steamwheelers of Moline, Illinois of the Arena League.

• And a greeting to Rich Lansky. The respected Braden River High strength and conditioning coach, who has been in the profession for 34 years, was inducted into the 2022 National High School Strength Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

• Wow ! Joey Kern is one year away from the Big 4-0!

• Manatee County Community Paramedic Leader Bradley Hughes and paramedics Aaron Fullenwider and Ashley Robinson have recently been certified by the International Board of Specialty Certifications.

• There will be “Shamrock Sur Prizes” today and the next two Sundays during Bingo, 1-4 pm, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 833 Magellan Drive, Sarasota. Call 941-685-8663 for details.

Vin’s People operates on Sundays. Email Vin Mannix at [email protected] Or call 941-962-5944. Twitter: @vinmannix.

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