It’s a Family Fun Street Fair this Memorial Day – an all-welcome Survivors Party, on Monday, May 30 during the family-friendly hours of 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. The fun fair will be held in and around the BottleCap, located at the corner of Catherine and Simonton streets.
There will be games of chance and skill such as bean toss and duck soup, with prizes for children and adults, plus the popular Pickle Wheel, cool karaoke in the a/c, sno cones, popcorn, cotton candy and lively music by Caribe, according to co-chairs John Shafer and Timm Bunn. In the spirit of the picnic cook-out, the menu will include hamburger and hot dog sliders with heaps of sides and desserts, they said.
This is the 39th Annual Survivors Party and the tenth under the sponsorship of the Sister Season Fund, the “Locals Helping Locals” charity that keeps the lights on and a roof over the heads of locals in the hospitality and entertainment industries when they are temporarily unable to work through no fault of their own. The fund has granted over $225,000 in assistance since its founding in 2005.
The Survivors Party, however, goes back to the time when friends raised funds for friends to help them through the very slow months before tourists discovered Key West was usually cooler in summer than New York City. Season lasts pretty much all year now, but the giving tradition lives on.
Tickets are still just $20, food included; there will be a cash bar. Children 12 and under are free. All proceeds go to Sister Season Fund to assist locals and volunteers are still needed. For more information visit sisterseason.org or call 305-849-0991.