Fishermen from US Watermen and crew from Sunset Watersports work with Colleen Quick, owner of Fishbusterz and Harry Chrissy, Monroe County Economic Resource Development Agent with the University of Florida Extension, to construct the first ever hurricane Irma Holiday trap tree at the corner of 4th and Maloney on Stock Island. The tree will be lit at a public ceremony November 26 at 5:30 pm.

Join the fisherman, businesses and Stock Island community as we kickoff and celebrate the season with a holiday tree lighting ceremony Sunday, November 26. Lobster traps recovered from hurricane Irma by local fisherman have been collected and used to construct a one-of-a-kind festive trap tree at the corner of Maloney Avenue and 4th Street. The structure will be decorated with hundreds of lights and recycled trap buoys painted by Stock Island artists. The ceremony, which begins at sunset, will offer a chance to socialize over light refreshments and beverages.

Sunday, November 26
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Welcome | Tree lighting | Social | Refreshments
Fishbusterz parking lot/Corner of Maloney and 4th street

Special thanks to US Watermen at Gulf Seafood and the fisherman of Stock Island, University of Florida Extension office, FishBusterz Seafood Market, Croissants De France, Ocean’s Edge Resort, Sunset Watersports, Hogfish Bar & Grill and many others who made this possible.

The I Love Stock Island Initiative is dedicated to preserving the cultural history of Stock Island by promoting its healthy future through outreach, marketing and special events to make our community a better place to live, work and play. The three-day Stock Island Festival, December 8-10, offers a variety of free and paid events, concerts, tours and culinary options all providing an immersive and authentic ‘old Key West’ experience.

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