To the editor:
The American Legion Post 136 of St. James City would like to thank all those who participated and those who attended the largest July 4th parade we have ever been privileged to host.
We would also like to thank the Sons of the Legion for putting on the most spectacular fireworks display, which lasted over an hour!
The following organizations, businesses and individuals donated enough money to help us defray the cost of the "Best Show in Town!":
Joe & Rose Connor, Barry & Anne August, Leroy & Lene Lippmann, Frank Taugner, Tom Young, Lou & Melissa Meyers, Jeff Bassinger, Phil Bucannan, John & Frances Thomas, Richard & Marianne Thomas, Steve Slachta, Tom & Linda Lewis, Jerry & Lee Congdon, Dan & Sharon Hurley, Legion Auxiliary, Stanley Staak, Matlacha Hookers, Pete & Dianne Trazzera, Roger & Pat Sneider, Larry Nixon, Dave & Joyce Lake, Pine Island Realty, Bryan & Carol Crane, Linda Hart, Paul & Toni Birdwell, Matlacha Mariners, Charlie Weber, York Road Marina, White House Plantation, Carl's Auto, Bob & Cheryl Riley, Bob & Annie's Boatyard, Island Tree Home Services, Mark & Faye Bethel, Poncho & Lefty, Memory of Fred Cavanaugh, Pine Island Cove, Wayne & Guylyn De Meyere, Sons of the Legion, Connie & Joe Verner, Joe Rataj & Phyllis, Callusa Food Services, John "Grizz" Nilson, Bill & Debbie Hummer, Pine Island Elks Club, Adrienne Bartell, Rick Dryden, Century 21 Realty, Saint James City Boat Club, Pete Baldino, Jack & Cheryl Kudary, Bob & Ann Crawford, Chuck & Dianne Hatley, Donkersloot Marine, Ron & Pink Wesorick, Dan & Sandy Danenhower, Ron Muzuk, Jim Ryan, Linda Ross, Joe & Rose Connor, Bill & Debbie Hummer, Bakers Heating & Air, Legion Riders, Pine Island VFW Post and Women of the Pine Island Moose Lodge.
We sincerely hope we did not leave anyone out. We will try to include them with any other donations we get that are still coming in.
Barry August, Adjutant
American Legion Post 136