Above photo (Left to Right): Leah Brown of Bright House Networks with Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, Mayor Wayne Poston and event volunteer Dawn Allan.
The three-day event kicked off with a Mayors’ VIP Reception. Among local dignitaries were City of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, City of Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston, Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and John Chappie, Bradenton City Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey, state Sen. Mike Bennett and state Rep. Jim Boyd. The reception was a great way to share with attendees many of the activities taking place every day at the youth center including afterschool programs, sports leagues, computer and career training.
As reported in a Herald-Tribune article, over 20,000 people visited the Rhythm & Ribfest. The event drew its biggest crowd yet. There were games, rides, prizes, thrill shows and dozens of arts and crafts vendors showcasing their merchandise. On Saturday, in addition to the “Cruise to the Gulf Coast Car Show,” guests enjoyed entertainment by the Dr. Dave Band, Kettle of Fish, War, The Marshall Tucker Band and Molly Hatchet.
Throughout the weekend, cooks served food to the crowds and vied for awards.
Even though the party is over for 2012, we appreciate the ongoing opportunity to support local events that benefit education and students. We want to invite you to join us in raising awareness and resources for afterschool programs in the community.
What is your favorite annual entertainment and/or community event in your area?
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