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Rocky Darby, 4, of Parrish, awaits a sample of honey from master beekeeper Kevin Lausman of Suncoast Honey at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day celebration, held March 2 at the historical park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love
Lynn Overton spins thread at the annual Heritage Day held March 2 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum and Historical Park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The event was the first in a monthlong heritage program in Manatee County. Festivalgoers found children’s games, museum tours, a marketplace and more.
The AMI String Band performs at Heritage Day, presented by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society March 2 in the AMIHS Historical Park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The event featured music, food and beverages, games, crafts demonstrations and vendors selling wares.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum and park on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria are the site of the annual Heritage Day celebration March 2.

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