The final day to request a pier plank from the Anna Maria City Pier is Friday, Jan. 26.
Requests to retain sponsored planks should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 941-708-6130 no later than 4 p.m. Jan. 26.
Requests should include the plank sponsor’s name and contact information, and the plank inscription.
Those who request planks will be notified when the planks are available for pickup.
The remaining planks will be used to create a memorial fence at City Pier Park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard, and at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.
City commissioners approved development of the memorial fence comprising of pier planks at their Jan. 11 meeting.
The planks will be replaced later this year when the city rebuilds the Anna Maria City Pier. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma left the pier “totally destroyed,” according to the terms of the city lease with Mario Schoenfelder.
— Bianca Benedí