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Top Local Musicians to Perform at Charity Event in Cortez, FL- “Giving Back”

Top Local Musicians to Perform at Charity Event in Cortez, FL- “Giving Back”

| Sande Caplin |

The oldest active fishing village in the country, Cortez, Florida will be the host for a very important charity event. The Swordfish Grill & Tiki will be hosting the annual charity event, “Giving Back.” Held every September, the event raises money for local charities.

Giving Back Thursday September 13 at the Swordfish GrillThe sponsors, The Sarasota Post, Sande Caplin & Associates and the Swordfish Grill have been sponsoring this event and a similar event for over 6 years. With local Anna Maria Island real estate company, Visit A Paradise sponsoring the music for the second year in a row, the event promises to be very special.

The line-up of music is fabulous opening with Tanya McCormick and Rick Fass performing during the cocktail hour. Tim Chandler will be playing with TC & the Trouble Makers! Local legend, Billy Rice and the Billy Rice Band will be there to play all their great music.

All ticket and raffle proceeds will be going to Hungers End America. They have been helping poor families and the homeless in our area since 2015. Hungers End’s mission is to “End Hunger in America, one community at a time”, through volunteers and members across America. Carl and Vicki Snyder decided to start Hungers End America after seeing how many people in our area were in need of food assistance. They and their volunteers work tirelessly making meals, bagging groceries, running a clothing closet, collecting food and toiletries. They are helped by churches, restaurants and people like you!
There will be fabulous raffle items along with a great silent auction. #1 Auctioneer, Bob Slicker, GM of the Swordfish Grill will get everyone attending involved.

Only 150 tickets will be sold for this special charity event. You can buy your ticket from The Swordfish Grill & Tiki at 4628 119th St.W, Cortez,FL 34215

Call (941) 798-2035  Visit the Swordfish website at

Carl Snyder, President of Hungers End America has some great raffle items as of 7/1/2018 that include (with more to be announced):

 Raffle items at the Swordfish Grill

Photos courtesy of the Swordfish Grill & Tiki and The Sarasota Post

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