On Saturday, June 23, the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club will host its second annual “The Longest Day,” a benefit to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. It promises to be a whole day of family fun.

The day will begin at 7 a.m., from the St. George Island Lighthouse. There, we will have our second annual Fins Up! 5K race. Runners will enjoy the early morning ocean breezes, as they traverse their way up and back West Gorrie Drive. The first, second and third place finishers will be awarded nice trophies. All participants will receive a very cool t-shirt! After that, the Parrot Heads will have a Fins Up! 5K walk, for those who prefer the slower-paced activities.

Later that day, the festivities will move to Doc Myers Island Pub and Sports Bar, where everyone will find “Family Fun on the Lawn.” Among the fun, will be corn hole (featuring a tournament), a giant water slide, putting greens, facepainting, and more! The main attraction very well could be a Dunk Tank! We are excited about this because several prominent Forgotten Coast citizens have agreed to sit in the hot, or should we say, wet seat! A few of the names that have agreed to appear are Superintendent Traci Moses, Carrabelle Mayor Brenda La Paz, County Commissioner Ricky Jones and Sheriff A.J. Smith. As we stated, it promises to be afternoon with a lot of fun!

The day will conclude with a “Five O’clock Somewhere Party” at Doc Myers. There you will find a $10 low country boil, the music of Jimmy Buffett cover artist Bwana Ray, silent auction, trivia contest, 50/50 raffle and more. The Land Shark team will be here with lots of giveaways.

So make plans to come on out! It promises to be, as advertised, a “Long Day,” but one that produces a lot of fun for the whole family! Let’s make it a day of good memories, for those who cannot.

And as the Forgotten Coast Parrot Heads always say… Fins Up!