Saturday, August 08, 2015

This Week on the Island 08/09/2015

‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
Weather: Same old same old. Beautiful, but a little warm. ‘All the days are the same here’, Jimmy Buffett.
This week I continued reading ‘Silent Partner’ by Jonathan Kellerman.

Sunday was ‘The Battle of the Bars’ on Lazy Way Lane behind Schooner Wharf Bar. Each bar has a team of 7 members. The race is between 2 teams at a time. If you lose, you can buy your way back in. (1) mixes the Margarita, (2) delivers the Margarita to the table, (3) drinks the Margarita (best job), (4) cleans the table and runs to the recycle bins, (5) roles a keg and taps it, (6) draws 7 beers, (7) carries the beers to the team mates all in a line. Each member, one at a time, drinks their beer and puts their cup upside down on their head, then the next member drinks their beer. The fastest time wins. This year $11,667 was collected for Key West Rotary Children’s Dental Program and the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The charitable funds raised Sunday brought the 22-year grand total raised to $301,587.

 Also this week was ‘LOBSTER FEST’. Where else can you sit on the curb in 90 degree heat and eat lobster and drink a beer.
 September 3 – 7, 2015 – PARTY6th Annual Key West Brewfest
Coming Sept 17-20, the 43rd annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run.

Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
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