Historical Society holds benefit this week

Longboat Historical Society President Tom Mayers and Patty Sheridan. CREDIT: Jeanette Billings

Evey Huntington sells raffle tickets.

Stephanie Claussen, owner of Steff's Stuff antique shop in Whitney Beach Plaza, and her father Mike McInerney, a Village resident.

Alison and Tom Jones

Staff Writer

The Longboat Key Historical Society held a benefit dinner Thursday evening, March 24, at the Bayou Tavern in Whitney Beach Plaza.

Tom Mayer greeted Longboat residents and members to the quaint waterfront Italian bistro. Mayer is excited that the organization has expanded its annual dinner to include four or five more dinner get-togethers throughout the year. The dinners provide members and residents the chance to reminisce about the history of Longboat, share stories and anecdotes, and learn more in-depth information about the near and ancient history of the island community.

“It’s not just about history, it’s about locals’ personal experiences,” said Mayer. “You don’t have to have lived here a long time to enjoy this organization, it’s about building community and broadening our experience here.”

Membership dues are only $30 per family and $20 per person; $50 for sustaining members; $100 for benefactor members and $500 for corporate members. Lifetime memberships are available at $500 for individuals and $1,000 for families. All memberships dues are collected in February each year.

If you would you like to volunteer some time and talent to the society, they are looking for residents to help raise awareness about the organization. With the recent rise in activities at both the museum and the society, the group needs all the help it can get. Whether you are a professional or someone who is interested in Longboat Key and its history, there is a way to contribute while meeting new friends and colleagues.

The Longboat Key Historical Society is in the Whitney Beach Plaza at 6826 Gulf of Mexico Drive. If you would like more information, call (941) 387-8323 or send an email to info@longboatkeyhistory.com.

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