Josh Fleischer, Holmes Beach police officer and Anna Maria Elementary resource officer, bends down Oct. 28 for a hug from tiny princess Angela Monetti, as a fellow first-responder smiles on during the annual AME Parent-Teacher Organization Fall Fest at the HB city field. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer stands with winners of the costume contest Oct. 28 during the AME PTO Fall Fest at city field.
Third-grader Charlie Hawkins sits still as Island Tattoo & Piercing artist Kai Blackwood paints her face Oct. 28 during the annual AME-PTO Fall Fest. The “temp tattoo” booth is always a popular stop at the event.
Emma Stinehelfer looks hesitant atop the Anna Maria Island Privateer’s ship/float, as the rest of her friends look out over the AME-PTO Fall Fest Oct. 28. The community group opened the ship for the lil’ scallywags to scamper on and handed out goodies.
Ava Harlan is a costume contest winner Oct. 28 with her creative pink cotton-candy get up during the Anna Maria Elementary PTO Fall Fest in Holmes Beach.
AME parents chat and wait as students fly down an inflatable slide Oct. 28 at the AME-PTO Fall Fest. As usual, both the bounce house and slide boasted long lines.