Friday, April 11, 2008

SPI's 35th Birthday Celebration On Deck

The Island's 35th Birthday Celebration kicked off yesterday and promises to be a great event that will evolve into an annual Pirate Days

From the Island Breeze:

South Padre Island’s anniversary party got underway Thursday evening at City Hall with a huge fanfare and many salutes from dignitaries and old-timers who remembered when the town was incorporated in 1973.

Senator Eddie Lucio read a proclamation from the Texas Senate commending South Padre Island for its “many contributions to our state.”

After the ceremony Lucio was enthusiastic about how far the town had come and what he believed the future holds for it. “It’s a wonderful celebration,” he said. “It culminates 35 years with leadership that has been able to get the job done.”

The party continues throughout the weekend and the following schedule of events was provided by Melissa Zamora, Communications Director for the South Padre Island CVB

Friday, April 11

6-10 p.m.: SPI 35 Birthday Party with a Pirate Flair; Louie’s Backyard

Cost: $5 admission; children under 4 years of age, free
-Live music by the Bongo Dogs, Saturn Street Strummers
-Complimentary food buffet
-Costume contest for adults/children
-“Surprise” entertainment

Saturday, April 12

9 a.m.-Noon: FREE ADMISSION; Sandcastle-building and kite-flying lessons in front of Wanna Wanna Beach Bar & Grill and Boomerang Billy’s Beach Bar
Noon-6 p.m. Pirate Bazaaarrr Family Fun Festival, Louie’s Backyard
-Carnival games
-Live music by J. Michael Laferty, Leo and Jerry Duo
-Food and retail booths
-Island history storytelling (Beachcomber’s Museum)
-Bring canned food as a birthday gift! Boy Scouts of America Food Drive

Pillage-and-Plunder Dining /Shopping Spree at Participating Businesses (more than 80 providing discounts/specials. List distributed at all events)

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