It’s that time of the year again! For the past 12 years, Anna Maria Island Resident, Jack Elka has been sharing his wonderful photos on an annual calendar. This year is no exception, but there have been some changes.
Jack Elka & the 2021 Calendar
The calendar contains wonderful photos from Anna Maria Island taken by Jack. He and his wonderful wife Hope have lived on AMI for over 40 years. This year they had a major change in their lives and moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Jack thought that the calendar was finished. Last summer he started to get inquires about the calendar, Covid19 set in and people from all over the world started to email him and call him about a new calendar. Folks from Europe could not come to visit and wanted the calendar to bring back fond memories of the island. He contacted Bonner Joy from the Islander Newspaper about partnering up with him to publish the 2021 AMI Calendar. She thought it was a great idea.
Jack sent Bonner all of the photos and she designed it and printed it with his photos. She distributed the calendars to the usual Island businesses and some new ones. The calendar is still available at local AMI establishments like Publix, Ginny & Jane E’s, Green Turtle, Bridge Street Bazaar, Sandbar, Hurricane Hanks, Islander News Office and more.
Jack spoke with our team at The Sarasota Post and wanted to let everyone know that the calendars are selling lot hotcakes! Orders are coming in from all over the world….. Germany, England, Switzerland and more! So many people are now happy having the new calendar.
On a personal note, I miss Hope and Jack so much. Having the new calendar makes me smile.
Jack Elka website developed by Sande Caplin & Associates.
Photos by Jack Elka