2017 Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours

On October 25th and 26th historical figures from Fort Pierce’s past will tell their stories all throughout the downtown area. This annual living history tour is a fun way to learn about the people that settled in this area before the conveniences of air conditioning, mosquito control, and modern transportation. Since there are so many interesting stories to tell, there are four different Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past walking tours. Each tour is approximately 1 hour in length, has 10 stops, and waiting at each stop is an actor portraying a person that has lived here in the past. The Ghost of Fort Pierce Past tours are a fundraiser for Main Street Fort Pierce. Each tour is $5 per person and no charge for children under 5. This is a very popular event that sells out each year so reservations are required. Participants need to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled tour and wear comfortable walking shoes. The first tours leave at 5:30 p.m. with additional tours leaving every 15 minutes until 7:30 p.m. Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours are sponsored by: The Fee Law Firm, The Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, and Waste Management For more information or to make a reservation please call Main Street Fort Pierce at 466-3880. The South Tour Wednesday, October 25th Starts from the City Hall Plaza Between the new parking garage and the City Hall building. This tour winds its way east along Orange Avenue and then south along 2nd Street.  Stops include: The old blacksmith shop, a former speakeasy and a saloon, the first hotel of Fort Pierce, during World War II, the first newspaper offices, the courthouse property, the Sunrise Theatre and more. The North Tour Wednesday, October 25th Starts from the City Hall Plaza Between the new parking garage and the City Hall building. Stops includes: A stop at Fee’s Hardware and Mortuary where the bodies of the notorious Ashley Gang members were put on display, a military history of the area complete with a demonstration of cannon firing, early pioneer, Annie Hogg,lay writer and novelist, Zora Neale Hurston; railroad tycoon, Henry Flagler; the tragic love story of Mr. & Mrs. Sweet, and more. The Edgartown Tour Thursday, October 26th Starts from the Main Street Office Fort Pierce office at 122 A.E. Backus Avenue This tour features Lucinda Lagow, the wife of Edgartown founder, Alford Lagow. She shares the gossip of the early settlers and life as it was in the 1890s. Guests will encounter a rugged old fisherman mending his nets reminiscing about his life on the river. The coral and yellow houses sit side-by-side, boasting ghostly souls who rap on windows and slam doors. Meet Mr. Hill, the official photographer for Henry Flagler and Mrs. McCarty, grandmother of Dan McCarty, whose beloved husband was gunned down in the streets over a land deal. The West Tour Thursday, October 26th Starts from the Historic Arcade Building At the Northwest corner of US1 and Orange Avenue. This tour features the wife of the 1st Mayor of Fort Pierce, Mrs. Dittmar, along with a shopper or two describing the Arcade building in its heyday. Other stops include: a former Sandy Shoes festival parade attendee, stories about the churches along Orange Avenue, a former postmaster, and more.  

Main Street Golf Tournament – Gator Trace Golf & Country Club

What a better way to start the day then on the golf course and Gator Trace Golf & Country Club would like all golfers to come out and play for a great cause Main Street Fort Pierce. Our Annual Golf tournament will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The day starts with registration at 7:30 am, with a continental breakfast and a beverage of your choice. Golf begins at 8:30 am with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for men and women closest to the pin and longest drives as well as 1st, 2nd, and third place teams. The cost is $80.00 per player or $300.00 per team. Your entry fee will include a continental breakfast, a round of golf, lunch, goody bag and raffle prizes. Main Street will have a putting contest and for a small donation you will get 3 chances to putt your ball through a special layout for a great prize. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and tee signs will be set up around the course ready to add your business name as a tee sponsor. Call the Main Street Fort Pierce office at 466-3880 to sign up your team, get a tee sign or be a sponsor for the Golf Tournament. Sponsors of the tournament as of printing are Southern Eagle Distributing, and Waste Management of FL, Inc.  

23rd Annual Reverse Raffle – Live & Silent Auction – “For Your Eyes Only”

Save the Date: 23rd Annual Reverse Raffle – Live & Silent Auctions "For Your Eyes Only" By invitation from Main Street Fort Pierce and her Majesty’s Secret Service, you are cordially invited to attend the 23rd Annual Reverse Raffle Live & Silent Auction held on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mission! “Your mission – if you choose to accept it” is to attend the hottest party of the summer starting at 6:00 pm at the Pelican Yacht Club. Look for the secret code on your ticket to get you in the door for an evening of light appetizers, music, a fabulous live & silent auction and martinis shaken not stirred. Reverse Raffle! For those of you who do not know what a Reverse Raffle is: A Reverse Raffle begins with a set amount of numbers. The first number wins a $100.00 and then every 25th number called wins $50.00. The last 10 numbers all win money starting at $100.00 and ending with the grand prize of $2000.00. Each ticket is $100.00 and entitles the ticket holder to one raffle number, admission for two, and a View to Kill. Tickets are limited, advanced ticket purchase only, and no tickets will be available at the door. We sold out last year so get your tickets early! Pay for your tickets using PayPal by clicking this link You Only Live Twice…so Save the Date before You Die Another Day! The Reverse Raffle is a fundraiser for projects and goals of Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a ticket, please call Main Street at (772) 466-3880 or www.mainstreetfortpierce.org  

Air National Guard Band of the South will perform 2 Free Shows in Fort Pierce

What is red, white and blue and just in time for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend? The Sunrise Theatre and Main Street Fort Pierce present the 40 piece Air National Guard Band of the South and they are coming to Fort Pierce for two performances. On Sunday, July 2 at 3pm, the Air National Guard Band of the South will perform a free show at the historic Sunrise Theatre located in downtown Fort Pierce. What a great way to cool off from the summer heat at the 1200-seat Sunrise Theatre while listening to patriotic and popular tunes pre-fourth. Tickets are limited to four per person and must be picked up at the Sunrise Theatre Box Office Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm. Then on Tuesday, July 4 beginning at 6pm, the Band will perform at the ever popular Stars Over St. Lucie community event at the Fort Pierce City Marina Square ending with the traditional fireworks over the Indian River at 9pm. Both events are free to the public. The Air National Guard Band of the South supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force. This is accomplished, mainly, through professional performances by some of the nation’s best musicians. Their mission is to enhance and lift the morale and spirit de corps of our fellow Airmen stationed either in the United States or abroad and to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of air power, the missions and programs of the Air Force and Air National Guard and the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of Airmen across the globe. While performing these missions, members of the Band of the South have performed in almost every state in the union as well as being deployed to Germany, Kandahar, Afghanistan and more. The Air National Guard Band of the South is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sponsors of the event are: The City of Fort Pierce, Applebee’s of Fort Pierce, Bluewater Beach Grill, Cobb’s Landing & the Original Tiki Bar, Fort Pierce Utility Authority, Fort Pierce Yacht Club, Seminole Brighton Casino, Southern Eagle Distributing & the Sunrise Theatre Foundation.

Main Street Fort Pierce Annual Celebration

Main Street Fort Pierce would like to cordially invite you to our 2017-2018 Annual Board Celebration /Meeting. Main Street Fort Pierce will kick off our 29th year of making a difference in our community on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Sailfish Brewing Company 103 N. Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL. The Annual Celebration will have beer tasting by Sailfish Brewery. Also enjoy Art Walk - a stroll through the many new and exciting art galleries Sign up as a member - As a non-profit, Main Street Fort Pierce relies on the support we receive through grants, sponsorships, events, and our members. With your support we’ve helped restore, rejuvenate, and rebuild our beautiful historic downtown. Our Annual Board Meeting is a time to recognize and thank you for this support. Main Street hopes that you will attend the Annual Board Celebration/Meeting and again we would like to thank you for your continued support of our organization.

Save the Date for the Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BEV SMITH AUTOMOTIVE GROUP TASTE OF THE SEA & SANDY SHOES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Main Street Fort Pierce & Above Average Entertainment will host the Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 am to 10 pm. The Festival hosts the Treasure Coast Chowder Cup Competition, the Iron Chef Competition, the annual Grapefruit Squeeze-Off Contest, boat loads of seafood, an arts and crafts show, and local musical talent. This event is located  in Veteran's Memorial Park, next to the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, in beautiful Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Application Photo

MARCH 18 Bev Smith Automotive Group Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival Brought to you by Main Street Fort Pierce & Above Average Entertainment Held at Veteran’s Memorial Park 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

11am - Iron Chef Competition 11am & 3pm Black Beard Pirate Show 12:15, 2:20 & 4:30 pm Wild Rose Country Line Dancing 1pm - Food Demonstrations 1pm Moxie's Dance Studio 10am to 1pm - Chowder Cup Competition 2pm - Citrus Squeeze-off 3pm - Backus Museum Beard Contest 10am to 10pm - Seafood & Food vendors, Arts and Crafts, Kidzone

MUSIC LINEUP 10am - Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society 12pm - The Doo Wop Guys 2pm – Present Theme Girls Announce Chowder Winners 2:30pm - Quick Fix 5pm - Felix Moss & the Easy People Band 8pm - Humdingers

Come to the Bev Smith Automotive Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival  sponsored in part by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and VISIT FLORIDA!

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2016 Parade Winners

2016 Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade - Parade Winners Sunday, December 4, 2016 Downtown Fort Pierce came alive on Sunday, December 4, 2016 as thousands of people joined the City of Fort Pierce, The Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis and Main Street Fort Pierce for the 28th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Festival and Parade. Common Ground Vineyard Church started the day with an outdoor service, Santa arrived at the festival at 1:30 and local dance groups performed for the crowd as excitement built for the main event the Holiday Parade. This year’s parade was the biggest yet with 95 entries, 2400 participants and 61 horses. Immediately following the parade Mayor Linda Hudson, and Santa lit the Christmas tree and the Holiday Lights at Marin Square (Holiday Lights will run through January 8, 2017) THANK YOU FORT PIERCE SUNRISE KIWANIS CLUB FOR ORGANIZING THE PARADE! THANK YOU THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, THE FORT PIERCE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SANTA, TOM KINDRED & GENE SEREG FOR A GREAT JOB AT THE PARADE! Parade Winners 1st Place Float – St. Anastasia Church Juan Diego Centro 2nd Place Float – Ballet “Guadalajara” 2nd Place Float – Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Club 3rd Place Float – Loving Care & Sunrise Theatre Foundation 1st Place Equestrian Group – Turn & Burn 4-H Club 2nd Place Equestrian Group – Midnight Riders 4-H Club 3rd Place Equestrian Group - Spurs & Stuff 4-H Club 1st Place Girl Scout/Boy Scout Group – Cub Scout Pack 479 2nd Place Girl Scout/Boy Scout Group - Girl Scouts of South Florida 3rd Place Girl Scout/Boy Scout Group – St. Anastasia Cub Scout Pack 473 1st Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – Dancing Butterflies 2nd Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – True Crew Dance Company 3rd Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – M & M Sweeties Baton Twirlers 1st Place Best Commercial Entry – Summerlin’s Marine Construction 2nd Place Best Commercial Entry – ABC Towing 3rd Place Best Commercial Entry – D & D Garage Doors 1st Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Oculina Bank 2nd Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – AE Family Farms 3rd Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3582 1st Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – Fort Pierce Central Marching Cobra Band 2nd Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – St. Lucie West Centennial Eagle Regiment 3rd Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – Fort Pierce Westwood Panther Band 1st Place Best 4H or Youth Club Group - Lasala's Dojo Christ Centered Martial Arts 2nd Place Best 4H or Youth Club Group – Rocking Horse 4H 3rd Place Best 4H or Youth Club Group – Fort Pierce Westwood FFA 1st Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – Fort Pierce Utilities Waste/Water Department - Santa 2nd Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – Florida Forest Service 3rd Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – Fort Pierce Public Works Department with the Fort Pierce City Officials 1st Place Best St. Lucie School Entry – St. James Christian Academy 2nd Place Best St. Lucie School Entry – St. Andrews Episcopal Academy 3rd Place Best St. Lucie School Entry - Golden Rule Academy Downtown Window Display Winners 1st Place - Chaney's House o Flowers 2nd Place – Chic and Shore 3rd Place – Notions & Potions Thank You Sponsors: The City of Fort Pierce, The Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis, iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Gotta Go Green, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, St. Lucie News Tribune/TcPalm.com, & Waste Management of FL, Inc. Main Street Fort Pierce would like to thank the community for participating in the 28th Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade. Thank you to ALL of the entries in the parade for making this the biggest and best parade ever! Congratulations to the winners! A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. GREAT JOB! Save the Date for next year's 29th Annual Parade Next year’s theme: A Magical Musical Christmas Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sights and Sounds on Second Festival & Parade

“A Cattleman's Christmas Parade” Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Sandy Shoes Festivals 28th Annual Sights & Sounds Festival & Parade Sunday, December 4, 2016 ~ 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Presented by: The City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis, & Main Street Fort Pierce Schedule of the Events 10:30 am Common Ground Vineyard Church Open Air Service 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Sights & Sounds Festival featuring Arts & Crafts, Children’s Area , Downtown Shopping & Restaurants (Second Street & Orange Avenue in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce) Community Entertainment – MC by Jeff Brown – iHeart Media & Entertainment WAVW 92.7 & OLDIES 103.7 CORNER OF ORANGE AVENUE & 2ND STREET 1:00 pm Moxie's Dance Studio 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Santa Arrives 1:45 pm Dance 4 Life Academy 2:30 pm True Crew Dance Studio 3:30 pm Mrs. P’s Dance & Acrobatic Studio Second Community Entertainment Area SECOND STREET - NORTH OF 2ND STREET BISTRO 1:30 pm Star City Dance 2:15 pm LPA Chorus Group 3:00 pm Starlight Dance 4:00 pm FORT PIERCE JAZZ & BLUES SOCIETY at ROUNDABOUT The Parade is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis BEGINS AT 4:15 pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree – following the parade Holiday Lights Spectacular – following the tree lighting “The Holiday Light Spectacular” will have over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and will play at Marina Square from 6:00 to 9:00 pm until January 8, 2017. Sponsors for this year’s event are: THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY, FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY, OCEAN CHIROPRACTIC & HEALTH CENTER, PARK’S RENTAL, RELIABLE POLY-JOHN, WASTE MANAGEMENT & ST LUCIE TRIBUNE/TCPALM.COM

Reflections of the Future Art Show

Join much loved local mosaic artist Anita Prentice and friends for her Annual Reflections of the Future Art Show held at the Platts/Backus House, 122 A.E. Backus Ave, on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you can’t attend on the 10th there will be a Three-Hour-Last-Chance-Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11th. Every year the show is a wonderful event and timed perfectly to start stocking the gift closet for the holidays. This year’s show is going to be incredible, starting with Anita Prentice’s mini mosaic works of art, some of them featuring images of local birds. Prentice has invited the five owners of downtown’s Peacock Clay Collaborative to join her at this year’s Reflections show and sale. Eileen DiTullio, an art teacher at Lincoln Park Academy by day, has been working on a series of handmade working whistles in the shape of Florida wildlife. Think manatee, armadillo and opossum with babies — too cute for words — and they whistle! DiTullio teaches a wheel throwing class at Peacock Clay. Martha Cross, an art teacher at John Carroll High School, will be showing her original Leaf Vessels and an assortment of beautiful clay neck medallions finished with lusciously colored glazes. The problem is going to be deciding which you like best. Cross teaches a Saturday morning Kidz Clay Class at Peacock. Check their website to see when the next classes start. Peacock owner, Victoria Beck, is following her two passions, art and therapy, by working as an art therapist in a children’s inpatient psychiatric facility. For this show, Beck has been working on clay fish reminiscent of the fish in a plastic bag that you won at the carnival midway. Owner, Bridget Abernethy, loves art. Any kind of art and her meticulous nature means that her work in clay is beautifully executed. Abernethy will be showing her hanging clay vessels — perfect to display small architectural succulents to their best advantage. Peacock Clay Collaborative owner, artist and head teacher, Ginny Piech Street, will be introducing this year’s annual collectible Christmas ornament at the show as well as a selection of other new work. Between her imaginative use of characters and flawless color sense, Piech Street’s work is guaranteed to surprise and amuse. She is also an excellent instructor who teaches an Introduction to Clay as well as a Hand Building class series and numerous two-day workshops. The last artist featured in this year’s Reflections Invitational line up is Kate Rotindo. Rotindo channels her love for family and the environment, particularly the ocean, through her work with recycled materials. Her series, “Vessels of Joy,” was inspired by her husband’s purchase of a new surfboard and the pure happiness this simple act provided. Expect a series of small assemblage works incorporating found objects and original linoleum block prints with themes of surfboard fins, swim fins, handplanes, and paipo (bodyboards). Kate’s work is always amazing and the perfect gift for that surfer in your family. Mark you calendar now for the Prentice’s Reflections of the Future Art Show. For more information visit call 772-466-3880. For more information on Peacock Clay Cooperative, 203 N. 2nd Street in Fort Pierce, and their upcoming classes, visit their website www.peacockclay.com. ❖