A community oriented 501c3 non-profit corporation. Located in the small rustic fishing village of Matlacha, (Mat La Shay) Florida.
The 23rd Annual Mullet Toss Championship
Saturday March 22, 2014...Starts 11:00am
Location: Matlacha Community Park (Behind Barnhill's Seafood Restaurant" - Second left after the Matlacha Bridge
2013 Scholarship Recipients:
On Thursday July 11, 2013, The Matlacha Mariners proudly presented six scholarships of $2500 each six to deserving area students.
Pictured From Left to Right:
Evan Berlanti - Palm Beach Atlantic Univ.
Brandi Schulte - Univ. of South Florida
Monique Classen - Palm Beach Atlantic Univ.
Monica Ditch - University of Florida
Cindy Bernal - Southwest Florida College
Caleb Davis - (Not Present ) - Edison State College (was at class during ceremony)
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2014 Scholarship Awards:
Last year The Matlacha Mariners awarded six scholarships of $2500 each to qualified applicants.
2014 Application Forms will be available April 1, 2014
The Pine Island Cardinals
Matlacha Mariners 2013 Sponsorship of the Team. (Click images to enlarge)
The 13th. Annual Southwest Florida Blues Festival CD's are Available....
Get your copy of last years 13th. Annual Blues Festival Audio CD by clicking below. (7 bands - 14 tracks)
Wanting more than one (1) copy, just change the quantity on the order form before finishing the order.
Currently we are only shipping to USA addresses. CD's are just $20.00 each, price includes shipping.
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The Matlacha Hookers mission: "…..Making a positive difference in our community"
The Matlacha Hookers, Inc. are a 501c3 charitable organization.
Please take 5 minutes to help us help the island.
Donate any amount you like.
Matlacha Mariner Monthly Membership Meetings:
First Thursday Of Every Month at 6:30 p.m. at Matlacha Community Center - behind the Mullletville Restaurant.
A Matlacha "Mullet Toss" Poem by Randall Toye.....
It was a sunny day
When two strangers came to town.
Though they came for the art
They ended up in the park
Where the locals had gathered round
To eat and rejoice
And be merry of voice
For the day was
The day of their wish,
When the young of the town
And the old of renown
Would each get to throw a fish.
Into this scene,
Like a piscatorial dream,
Chanced our strangers
From out of the West.
The crowd was roaring,
As the fish were soaring,
To see whose throw was the best.
"Who will be next?"
The maestro said
As he looked to the crowd
As I turned to my mate
She pointed to the gate
And I said to the maestro "It's me!"
I reached for the fish
And got my wish
When my hand held one coated
My love was smiling
And the crowd was sighing
And the air was thick as milk.
With love in my gullet
And in my hand a mullet
I stepped to the line
The fish arced in the sun
As if fired from a gun
And the mullet flew straight and true.
The crowd gasped
As the sun flashed
Off the scales of this fish
Children ran down the course
Yelling themselves hoarse
At the most amazing sight they'd seen.
Across the park
It shot like a dart
As it made for the town
And the square,
And the crowd stampeded
Until they succeeded
In finding the little fish there.
It had painted a painting
Of a young maiden fainting
And was sitting at a table
With a smile on its face
And a great deal of grace
It was waiting for you and for me.
In this the last verse
Of this poem not the first,
Here is all that you need to know:
The fish became famous
Hired an agent named Amos
And got his own latenite talk show.
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The "FishBones" Art - Insignia - Logo as well as other artistic works have been donated by Artist Randy McKee.