The 6th Annual "Christmas Toys For Girls And Boys" concert, sponsored by the Matlacha Island Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 1-5 p.m. at NetShops U.S.A., 4195 Pine Island Rd. Matlacha and will feature the sounds of Christmas, Pine Island/Matlacha style.
The entertainment line up features many sounds from the Pine Island/Matlacha music scene. Strange Arrangement are the brothers Van Kirk from St. James City and provide the audience with up-tempo original music. Mr. Adam Mac is well known to longtime denizens of The Creative Coast as lead singer of Gatormoon. A crooner and entertainer his talents often induce cries for one more song. Singer/songwriter Mark Northey is a one-of-a-kind Matlacha singer/songwriter who has performed on hundreds of stages and was a longtime attraction in the Lake of the Ozarks music scene. Local songwriter Kip Lawrence recently retired from 11 years of touring with The Yard Dogs and will be your host for this afternoon of holiday cheer to benefit the youth of Pine Island.
Leoma Lovegrove will "paint out loud" while Kip performs a Christmas ballad resulting in a beautiful display combining visual art and spiritual music.
Admission price is one or more new, unwrapped Christmas toys which will be donated to the Pine Island Food Bank for local children who might otherwise not have a little something under the tree. Get a free picture with Santa Clause who is taking time off from his busy schedule to attend the party and enter the raffles for great prizes!.
Lawn chairs and coolers are allowed for this yuletide affair.
Toys can be dropped off at any time before the show at NetShops USA, the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, 4120 Pine Island Rd., Matlacha, Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Rd., Matlacha for the Matlacha Island Chamber of Commerce or Pine Island Community Church, 5320 Doug Taylor Circle in St. James City.
For more information, please call Kip Lawrence at 239 283-5166.