Category: AMOB in the Community

Dive Into Reading Receives Generous De Soto Donation

We would like to extend our full gratitude to the Hernando De Soto Historical Society for supporting our Dive Into Reading program by giving a generous donation of $2,000! Thank you for all that you do to support education in our community through grants and scholarships. It is more than appreciated! With help from dedicated community partners, Anna Maria Oyster Bar launched Dive Into Reading in the Summer of 2017. We invited rising 2nd and 3rd graders at local Title I elementary schools who were participants in the School District of Manatee’s Camp R.I.S.E. program to our restaurants for a

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February ManaTeach Winner

ManaTeach is an authentic campaign to “Tell Your Story” using current media trends. ManaTeach creates and distributes a steady stream of short video stories to inform a receptive audience about what’s going on in Manatee County schools. ManaTeach is the centerpiece of a Strategic Communications Plan to help the district connect with all stakeholders. Market research proves that the public wants to know what’s going on in our classrooms, not just what’s going on in the boardroom. This campaign is designed to improve employee morale by giving them an outlet to showcase their talent and results. It allows parents to

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Amanda Horne Receives PACE Spirit for Leadership Award

PACE Center for Girls hosted their Annual All About Girls Summit on March 7th and 8th. Our very own, Amanda Horne, was awarded the PACE Spirit for Leadership Award, one of three Board Awards for the entire state! Amanda is more than deserving of this award, and we are so proud of her!  PACE is a nationally recognized, research-based non-residential program model that features a  balanced emphasis on academic and social services, with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.   The foundation of PACE is a gender-responsive culture where they provide a safe

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6th Annual Tidewell Day

Our 6th annual Tidewell Day was a huge success, thanks to YOU! Tidewell Hospice is one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the United States. They serve more than 1,000 patients daily in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Tidewell offers home-based comfort care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, involving the support of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, chaplains and volunteers. This day is very special to our Anna Maria Oyster Bar family because the angels at Tidewell cared for both “Old Man,” Jerry Yettaw, one of the original chefs at AMOB, and Ann Senn

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5th Annual River Regatta

The 5th annual River Regatta returns on February 9th and our AMOB Fam is so excited to be a part of this event! Musical entertainment, family-fun interactive activities and two different classes of speed boating will take place throughout the day…OH, and we will be on the North side of the river selling our mouth-watering Fried Pollock Fish and Fried Gulf Shrimp! We will even have chicken tenders and french fries for the kiddos (and for the adults that are still kiddos at heart). Time: Bradenton- 8:30am-7:30pm Palmetto- 10:00am Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion Stage- 12:00pm-5:15pm Palmetto Main Stage- 12:00pm-5:15pm Powerboat Super

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October Breast Cancer Fundraiser Total

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and our Anna Maria Oyster Bar family truly showed their support! All month long, AMOB staff sold pink margaritas and t-shirts to raise money for our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team and WeCare Manatee breast health services. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, is a fun walk to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Throughout the event, Making Strides celebrates survivors, honors lost loved-ones and provides post-walk entertainment. WeCare Manatee serves Manatee County residents through timely health care services,

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Horne & Moon

We are so happy to share that the fifth annual (SOLD OUT..five in a row) Horne & Moon Social “Finale” was a huge success! According to the Herald-Tribune, party-goers found themselves in a winter wonderland of snow before being treated to champagne, hors d’oeuvres and delicious food from our friends at Pier 22. After filling up on fabulous food and drinks, guests participated in very entertaining live auction hosted by the ever-charismatic John Horne and Stewart Moon, Jr. This event has been coordinated by our very own John & Amanda Horne, as well as Stewart & Trudy Moon for the

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2018 AMOB Christmas Charity Dinner/Christmas Party

Each year, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar family recognizes a special group or organization with an annual Christmas Dinner party. This holiday season, we invited the 30 foster children currently living at the nearby Manatee Children’s Services shelter as well as MCF volunteers. Manatee Children’s Services seeks to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families. This special holiday dinner is always a great and memorable time for all who join us… in the past we have hosted our Dive Into Reading children and families, PACE

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Bradenton Christian’s Local Government Day on Bradenton Beach

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting a class of third graders from Bradenton Christian School who were visiting Bradenton Beach to learn first-hand how local government works.  We were thrilled to provide lunch for these adorable future leaders of Manatee County after their exciting day visiting City Hall. They also had some other unique Bradenton Beach experiences like putt-putt at the Fish Hole, sailing on the beach with Commissioner Ralph Cole, a tour of the bakery at our friends the Beach House, and more!  So many people came together to create this wonderful day for these

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John Horne Wins Rotary Club of Anna Maria’s Businessperson of the Year Award

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, November 16, where we’re extremely proud to share that Anna Maria Oyster Bar “Gran Jefe” John Horne proudly accepted the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island’s Businessperson of the Year award.    With the support of his father in the audience (pictured above, along with John’s wife, Amanda), only one week following the passing of his mother, and the night also being John’s parents’ 61st wedding anniversary, it was a night filled with emotions for the Horne family. AMOB has four locations in the Bradenton Area,

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