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Carrabelle Chamber of

105 St. James Avenue (Hwy 98), PO Box DD Carrabelle, FL 32322
(850) 697-2585
The Pearl of the Panhandle
Join today!
Friday, September 14th, 2018


Sat 15th Franklin County Coastal Cleanup 8:30 am-11:30 am-
meet at various locations throughout the county. Call Ada Long
(850) 927-3776 or email for more info.
Sat 15th The Amazing Boat Poker Run Plus VIP After Party with
music, food & drinks. City boat ramp & Carrabelle Bistro &
Marina on Timber Island, Carrabelle. Two separate events tied
together benefitting the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend.
For more info & to purchase tickets, go to:
Tues 18th Getting Ready for Fall Gardening 1:30 pm at the
Eastpoint Library. Free & open to the public. (850) 670-8151
Wed 19th Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce’s Board of
Directors Meeting noon-1:30 pm Carrabelle Library
Wed 19th International Talk Like a Pirate Day Come to either Franklin County Tourist Development Council Board Members and Staff bid
the Eastpoint (850-670-8151) or Carrabelle Library (850-697- farewell to long-time Board Member, Chester Reese, at their August 30, 2018
2366) at 4 pm dressed as a buccaneer for Crafts, Puzzles, Snacks Special Meeting. Chester represented the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce on the
& ‘LOOT’ Bags (ages 5 + suggested) TDC as Marketing Committee Chair and submitted his resignation mid-summer.
Wed 19th - September Supper Club: All You Can Eat Thai Food Chester said he “has been on the TDC for eight wonderful years. It has been a great
and Sushi! 6 pm. Reservations are recommended, as our event experience and I have been fortunate enough to work with the best people that
have a great understanding of what Franklin County means to all of us.”
last month sold out! (850) 697-5050. For the full menu, visit
Pictured: Sitting left to right: Kathy Robinson, Member; Beverly Hewitt, Member;
our Supper Club Page at
Janalyn Dowden, Member; Mayor Brenda La Paz, Member. Standing left to right: Curt Blair, TDC Administrator; Chester Reese, Marketing Committee Chair; Mayor
Fri 21st Rock by the Sea Golf Tournament at St. James Bay Golf Van Johnson, Member; Commissioner Cheryl Sanders, TDC Chair; Rex Pennycuff,
Resort- Call (850) 697-9606 for more info. Member; Jean Lane, Eastpoint Visitor Center Manager; Deb Davis, TDC
Sat 22nd 4 -H Meeting: Learn about Photography 10:30 am- Administrative Assistant. Not pictured is Diana Prickett, TDC Vice Chair.
11:30 am New members always welcome, ages 8-18. For more Thank you, Mayor La Paz, for this photo & Facebook Post. Chester Reese will be
info, call (850) 653-9337 or email missed! The Chamber is looking forward to working with Rob Powis, of Caribbean
Sat 22nd American Safety & Health Institute First Aid Course Raft Rentals, as our new TDC rep on the Board.
9am-4 pm at the Nature Reserve in Eastpoint. The cost is $ 20
& will include first aid, AED, and CPR. Participants will earn a
2-year certificate. To register, go to: Friends of the Governor Stone, From Cabin Notes
Thank you all for your patience as we work to complete some much-needed
Sat 22nd American Safety & Health Institute First Aid Course
maintenance. Our fantastic volunteers have installed the port side chain plates.
9am-4 pm at the Nature Reserve in Eastpoint. The cost is $ 20
Once the starboard side has been replaced, we will be able to sail, and hopefully
& will include first aid, AED, and CPR. Participants will earn a
make up for some lost time.~~Amanda Kilbourn, President
2-year certificate. To register, go to:
Have you a spare conch shell on your mantle? We would love to have one to play
on our sunset cruises.
Sat 22nd The 14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum
Day 10 am-5 pm FREE admission at all three Carrabelle
Wish List: To Go Green, a starboard navigation light needs a green lens. Help us
Museums: Camp Gordon Johnston WW II Museum, Carrabelle
find, produce or some way get our hands on a green glass or a like starboard light.
History Museum, and the Crooked River Lighthouse. Special
Contact 850-621-0011 or info@
activities planned at each location. For more info, go to:
The Governor Stone has joined the Florida Walking Tour app of Walk Historic St.
Andrews! The Governor Stone is a stop on the tour sponsored by the Florida
Humanities Council & Florida Dept. of Cultural Affairs.
Sat 22nd Live A Day Live Your Life Outdoor Adaptive Recreation The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the first Citizens
Demo Day: SGI State Park. 10 am-4 pm. An outdoor event for Academy beginning on October 4, 2018. The purpose of this program is to
people with paralysis & mobility related disabilities. highlight all units of the Sheriff’s office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding
Recreational equipment available for use, boat rides, games, of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a
food & drink. Park entrance fee waived for participants. different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies and procedures.
Contact or go to: The class will be on Thursdays at the Sheriff's Office Multipurpose Bldg. from 5:30-8pm, including dinner. The dates are as follows: October 4th, 11th, 18th,
recreation-demo-day-sgi-state-park/1267/ 25th and November 1st. This is a 5-week, 1 day a week class and you must be
Sat 22nd Exploring Nature: Evening at the Edge of the Sea 6-9 able to attend all dates. Please do not fill out an application if you cannot attend
pm at the FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory, St Teresa-$15 per each class.
person, registration closes one week before the class, or until *Registration is open to the public.
full Call (850) 697-4120 or go to for Please call Christy Thompson for more information if you’re interested in this
more info class at 323-2178. You may also send a private message on Facebook for an
Sun 23rd The Lighthouse Children’s Home will be visiting the application, then fax back to us at 670-8566 or come by the office to fill out an
Fellowship Baptist Church, 706 Ryan Dr. at 6 pm. Singing, application.
testimonies, and special service. For more info, call (850) 577-
Fri 28th Concealed Weapons Class by the FC Sheriff’s Office at Events on Multiple Dates:
the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office 8am-noon. Requirements Let’s go Birding! At the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, meet at the Visitor Center
for the course: weapon, 20 rounds of ammo, ear/eye protection Parking Lot, 1255 Lighthouse Rd, Crawfordville. The emphasis of the tour is on
and $50 pre-paid to secure your spot. The money is non- birds, but plants, butterflies & all other wildlife are subjects of interest. Bring bug
refundable and goes toward our youth fund. Call Christy spray & binoculars. (limited number available to borrow at VC). Space is limited,
Thompson @ 323-2178 to join the class. Once you’ve paid the so please RSVP (850) 925-6121. For more info:
FCSO $50, please call the Carrabelle office of the tax collector do/events-calendar/lets-go-birding/1259/
to obtain fingerprints and complete paperwork ahead of time. Mon Sept 17th, Wed Oct 3rd; Sun Oct 1st
Fri 28th Estuaries Day at the Nature Center (ANERR) in Wild Week Guided Tours-Fall activities on St. Vincent NWR. Oct 9th-12th. For
Eastpoint 1:30 pm-6 pm. A free & fun afternoon filled with more information, go to:
activities for the whole family. For more info, go to: week-guided-tours/1257/ To sign up, go to:
They are also having a talk at ANERR on 19 September at 2PM about the Refuge.
Come join us and learn why we have the best little Refuge ever!
Sat 29th Dinner to honor George Jackson and his lifetime
commitment to community service. Franklin County Senior
Center, doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm. Prime Rib & fixin’s.
$ 20 in advance, $ 30 at the door IF space is still available. For For More info on any Carrabelle Chamber Member events & activities
more info or advance tickets call (850) 697-3760. See our website under “Things to Do” Events Calendar or
Sun 30th Season Kick-Off Party for the Panhandle Players. the Community Calendar
5 pm-8 pm at the Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola. Events Further afield:
Donations only, so come out & enjoy delicious tacos & great live Listen to WOYS 100.5 FM Oyster Radio,
performances. For more info, go to: or

Visitors at our Visitor's Center Phone Inquiries & Referrals
Executive Board
President-Cher Novaria/At Your Service Concierge
2015 2016 2017 2018 2015 2016 2017 2018
Vice President- Lewis Christie/Christie’s Cottage Living Jan 106 131 215 145 71 86 58 124
Secretary- Dr. Lois Mendez Catlin- Phoenix Family Health Care
Feb 167 233 233 206 61 85 93 147
Treasurer- Paul Marxsen/Roberson & Associates, P.A.
Directors Mar 171 248 428 319 69 157 87 172
Lisa Lance/FC Public Library-Carrabelle & Eastpoint Apr 178 226 268 185 84 119 81 175
Skip Frink/Old Carrabelle Hotel May 137 160 176 115 83 85 76 142
Sheri Wesson-Carrabelle History Museum Jun 153 171 172 126 109 94 75 154
Downtown Improvement Committee:
Jul 133 188 261 183 118 118 84 117
Skip Frink/Old Carrabelle Hotel
Aug 125 93 113 99 89 92 86 87
Lewis Christie/Christie’s Cottage Living
Carrabelle Chamber Representative on the FCTDC Board: Sept 109 111 123 73 102 113
Robert “Rob” Powis/Caribbean Raft Rentals Oct 152 147 153 98 96 41
Executive Director-Lisa Munson Nov 113 203 227 67 102 166
Dec 142 189 174 139 162 163
Website visits Jan 1st – Sept 9th: 196,609
Totals 1,686 2,100 2,543 1,061 1,298 1,123

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