Day-trippers round out fundraising at Duffy’s Tavern



Day-Trippers Debbie Pinkley, left, and Charmain Miller, right, present proceeds — $1,156 — from the sale of island day-tripper stickers to Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Dawn Stiles at a party for friends at Duffy’s Tavern in Holmes Beach. The sticker sales were launched by Pinkley and Miller, both former islanders, when some island officials criticized day-trippers for parking and traffic problems in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The event was sponsored by Duffy’s Tavern and The Islander. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

4 thoughts on “Day-trippers round out fundraising at Duffy’s Tavern

  1. Charmian Miller

    What a great day!! We wrote the check for $1,056 then received a very generous donation of $100 to include in our donation. Also- thought everyone should know- Bonner won the 50/50 raffle and donated her winnings back to the AMI Community Center. Thank you Bonner! And thank you to everyone that purchased stickers, donated items to our raffle, and/or came out to the party to support! We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

  2. Tim Johnson

    Congratulations to Debbie and Charmaine on raising awareness for us mainlanders! I still hate the name Day-Tripper, though. I can’t help comment on your rival paper’s poll about paid parking! It said 79% are against it, and want it to stay free! Now is the Anna Maria City Commission still going to push for paid parking? We’ll see!!

  3. Bill Murrell

    Those awful Day-Trippers, insisting on fighting traffic to come over and spend their money on our Island.
    Keep in mind, whether day visitors spend enough money to suit you or not, the real estate belongs to the residents, but the beach belongs to everyone.


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