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Calendar of Events for May, 2019

  
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"TASTE OF HISTORY DINING EVENT" THE EARLY HISTORY OF DRUG SMUGGLING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS".
May 06 2019 Time: Monday, 6:00 pm
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway
"THE EARLY HISTORY OF DRUG SMUGGLING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS". Jorge Cabrera, a reformed smuggler, will enlighten us all as to what it meant to be a smuggler in “the early years” of the 70’s and 80’s in the Keys, and the unique challenges of smuggling within a small community. Hear how his career began, and relive his stories detailing everything from where he met with others to plan their “missions” to how he got the merchandise, who worked with him, and how he distributed millions of pounds of product. His stories are interesting, true and even hilarious detailing the “secret history” of the Florida Keys. As space is limited prepaid reservations are required by calling the MHT directly (305) 393-0940. There will be a prime rib dinner with all accompaniments including non-alcoholic beverage and a cash bar all provided by the Islamorada Moose Lodge. $50.00 pp including tax and gratuity. Call Barbara at 305-393-0940 for reservations for more information.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
May 27 2019 Time: Monday, 9:00 am
Florida Keys Memorial (Islamorada Hurricane Monument) mm 81.5
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold their annual Memorial Day Service to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. The service will be held on Monday, May 27th starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument, Mile Marker 81.8 Overseas Highway. Barbara Edgar, President of the Matecumbe Historical Trust will make the introductory welcome presentation followed by the invocation, Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, guest speakers Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Village of Islamorada Mayor Deb Gillis, a presentation by the American Legion Post 145, a brief history of the Hurricane Monument, the laying of the memorial wreaths sponsored by Centennial Bank and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Taps, Some Gave All and God Bless the USA sung by Country Western recording artist Dan Furmanik followed by the benediction. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend in observance of Memorial Day. For additional information please contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940

 
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