Category: AMOB in the Community

We Bleed AMOB

Anna Maria Oyster Bar is hosting a HUGE Blood Drive at all four locations* on Saturday, July 1! Donors will receive a FREE t-shirt and a voucher for FREE LUNCH on us. Thank you for contributing to our community’s blood banks. Must be 16 (with parental consent) or 17 to participate. Photo ID required. Limit one per person. *Note: the AMOB on the Pier Blood Drive will be held at Bradenton Beach City Hall (10005 Gulf Drive)

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AMOB loves PACE Center for Girls

As you may know, at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, we are big fans of giving back, particularly to educational initiatives.  One cause which is special to us is PACE Center for Girls – Manatee.   Read on to learn more about how we’ve supported PACE Center for Girls this spring. LUCKY DUCKY RACE FOR PACE [row cols_nr=”2″][/row][row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”6″ class=”island”] PACE Center for Girls conducts a quack-tastic annual fundraiser – a rubber duck derby featuring over 15,000 adorable rubber ducks racing down the Manatee River. YOU can adopt one of the ducklings, and if your duck crosses the finish line

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Dive Into Reading Program

There’s a definite correlation between grade-level reading and success. Studies show that of the children who are reading at one or more grade levels below their age when they finish 3rd grade, a majority will NEVER graduate high school and many will end up in Juvenile Detention Centers. There is also a concept called the Summer Slide where children “stop” learning during summers and have a hard time catching back up. Click here to view a video on Summer Slide. After talking with many concerned people in our community… in education & in the general community, the Anna Maria Oyster

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Memorial Day Tribute

Happy Memorial Day…we’re so proud to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country this weekend. I wanted to briefly share a short message and some images and readings that are very meaningful to me personally. One of my buddies, Andy, who was a Marine, reminds us that, “this is not an attempt to keep anyone from enjoying the upcoming weekend. It is an attempt to remind each of us why we have this celebration, and why we can have this celebration on Memorial Day. Semper Fi.” Click the image below to view full gallery. https://goo.gl/photos/6nb5sRjEmnBLpEvf9

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SRQ Magazine’s SB2: The Tourism Economy

Anna Maria Oyster Bar proudly sponsored the Keynote Presentation at SRQ Media’s SB2 Symposium on The Tourism Economy, which happened on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The tourism economy sparks opportunities beyond finding the perfect ice cream cone or enjoying the beauty of a sunset on Siesta Beach. Visitors have a major positive impact on our region and its ability to invest, sustain and grow the local economy. We loved hearing from panelists Jeff Mayers from The Resort at Longboat Key Club; Rick Piccolo from the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ); and Elliott Falcione from the Bradenton Area Convention Center. All

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De Soto Heritage Festival 2017

De Soto Grand Parade day is one of our favorite days of the year! Anna Maria Oyster Bar is a proud supporter of the Hernando De Soto Historical Society……..and it’s a family affair! We are so happy for our own Lynn Horne who was invested over the weekend as the Captain of the Crewe of De Soto. Learn more about the Hernando de Soto Historical Society here. And click the image below to check out our photo gallery from the 2017 De Soto Grand Parade. https://goo.gl/photos/W58R3Ba7kQGFCCYb8

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2017 Tax Day Blood Drive

  THANK YOU to all who participated in our Tax Day Blood Drive! We are pleased to share that 199 units of blood were donated. Because each donation can save up to three lives, up to 597 patients will directly benefit from these donations. Did you participate? Check the Tax Roll (oops, we mean Honor Roll) here! Click the image below to find your name in the full gallery. https://goo.gl/photos/RYVrAQ17XNzQ674c8

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“Jerry’s Day” Check Presentation to Tidewell Hospice

Anna Maria Oyster Bar founder John Horne and family gathered at the Landside O-Bar to proudly present a check for $4,887.34 to Tidewell Hospice’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Aida Matic. Proceeds from two events in February 2017 raised these funds, the monthly “12 Cheers for 20 Years” event and the annual “Ribs for Jerry” Day, in memory of Anna Maria Oyster Bar’s original chef, Jerry Yettaw, whose daughter attended the check presentation.  Click here to view gallery > https://goo.gl/photos/FoqqU6yXhg6pAfUz7 Read on to learn why Tidewell is such a special cause to us, from the February “12 Cheers for 20 Years”

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John Horne Awarded Leadership Manatee Alumni Association’s Kent Schulz Award

The Anna Maria Oyster Bar family of restaurants proudly announces its owner and founder, John Horne, received the Leadership Manatee Alumni Association’s esteemed Kent Schulz Award. Now in its 22 year, Kent C. Schulz was a Leadership Alumnus who was always involved in our community and never hesitated to lend a hand. He lost his battle with cancer several years ago and as a tribute to his involvement in Manatee County, the Leadership Manatee Alumni Association created an award which is presented each year to a Leadership alumnus who has demonstrated outstanding service in the community and professional achievement. John

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Horne & Moon Scholarship Recipient Reception 2017

About the Horne & Moon Scholarship Fund Through the Horne & Moon Scholarship Fund, we’ve raised over $250,000 for adult education in Manatee County… we’ve awarded scholarships for adults needing to go to Manatee Technical College to learn a new trade (Police Academy, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Digital Design, Culinary to name a few) or an online Excel Class to get a promotion/raise in their existing job. There are numerous scholarships for graduating High Schoolers, but not for adults needing to go back to school to complete their education after quitting to start their careers for whatever reason. We want to

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