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Woody’s to host Memorial Day BBQ

By Staff | May 23, 2018

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, Woody’s Waterside will host the “10th annual Pine island All American Memorial Day BBQ picnic and canned food drive.” Yard Dog Charlie will be the featured entertainer from 2-5 p.m.

“I spent 10 years, from 2002-2012, as a founding member of the Yard Dogs developing an entirely new style of music now known as Florida Swamp Music,” Charlie said. “I have come to love this area and think of it as my home – especially Matlacha, St. James City and Pine Island. Much of my music is like a travelogue of this area.”

There will be Woody’s world famous pig roast, house smoked ribs, beef and chicken along with drink and food specials. And there’s always the chance of some surprise special guests.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.

Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.

“This Memorial Day also marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Mardi Gras Mondays’ at Woody’s,” Charlie said. “Mardi Gras Mondays has grown beyond my expectations and is attended by people from all over the world.”

“I hope everyone comes out and help us remember those who have given their lives in the service of our country,” Charlie said. “We will also be collecting canned foods, toothpaste, soap, etc. to be donated to the Pine Island Food Pantry. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing all to benefit the pantry.”

Woody’s Waterside is at 3051 Stringfellow Road, St. James City.

For additional information, please call 239-283-5555 or visit www.WoodysWaterside.com or www.YardDogCharlie.com