Help cure cystic fibrosis Saturday

Bagging for a CURE and yard sale this Saturday, April 20 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gulfside IGA in Apalachicola. All proceeds go to "Team Amanda" for the Great Strides Walk taking steps to CURE Cystic Fibrosis.

We are still taking donations for the yard sale; should you have something that you would like to donate contact Sandy Harris at 630-6492.


Schooner to lead memorial flotilla Saturday

A memorial flotilla, to honor and remember all who have died at sea, will be Saturday, April 20, when the 1877 Gulf Coast Schooner Governor Stone will be in Apalachicola as part of the 15th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at Riverfront Park on Water Street.

Capt. Robin Walbridge, lost at sea when the square rigged ship HMS Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy, came to Apalachicola in the 1980s. He offered the captain's course to local seafood workers, which allowed them to take people out fishing and increase their income possibilities.

After the Governor Stone arrived in Apalachicola in 1990, he often skippered the vessel on Apalachicola Bay, and taught about sailing a traditional gaff-rigged vessel. He was a wonderful sailor and teacher.

The Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc., current owners and operators of the vessel, want to honor his memory by sailing out on Apalachicola Bay and casting flowers on the water. We invite all who wish to join us to bring their boats to make a flotilla to remember family members and friends lost at sea. Natural flowers please - no plastic.

The schooner will leave Riverfront Park at 3 p.m. For more information, call Kristin Anderson at 653-2249 or email


Quilts of Valor chapter forming

A chapter of the national organization “Quilts of Valor” is forming at the Carrabelle Beach RV Center, 1843 US 98 West. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.

These are small, 55” x 65”, quilts often in patriotic colors. The local group will meet Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You do not need to know how to quilt to participate, just have a desire to make a difference to those who are serving or have served. There will be plenty of work cutting, pressing and sorting. Donations of fabric will be gratefully accepted. If you can, bring your sewing equipment and supplies.

For information, call (816) 803-2880 or 697-2638.