Monday, June 10, 2024

Fish On! Are You Ready? - The Monthly Newsletter from the City of Mexico Beach

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This month kicks off not only Red Snapper season in the Gulf but also the GollyWhopper Classic. This is one fishing tournament you won't want to miss. On June 22, anglers from all over will try to bring in the largest fish to win the big prize purse. Registration is open. This year's tournament is being hosted by Mexico Beach Fire Rescue and its amazing volunteers. The Captain's Party and Weigh-in will take place at the Boat Ramp Park, and both events are open to the public. The Captain's Party will be held Friday, June 21, at 5:00 p.m., where you can register for the tournament and enjoy live music and some great food. Weigh-in will be on Saturday, June 22, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come see the amazing fish caught and hear some GollyWhopper tales!

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Giveaway News



Up for grabs last month was a T-shirt, koozie, and decal stickers from the Shell Shack, and the lucky winner is Lynn K. from Tiger, Georgia. Congrats, Lynn!



This month's giveaway is a gift certificate from Mexico Beach Sweets. With beach town candy, ice cream, gifts, and more, Mexico Beach Sweets knows how to keep your sweet tooth happy and bring smiles to visitors of every age. From hand-dipped ice cream to candy favorites, they are one place you'll want to stop in-twice-while here at the beach. To place your name in the hat, send an email to Kathy at

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This month, we're delighted to introduce Forgotten Coast Brewing Co., a new restaurant that has just opened! It is located on the corner of 41st Street and Highway 98. With a family-friendly environment, FCBC offers craft beers, pub grub, pizzas, tacos, salads, and more. It is open seven days a week and has indoor and outdoor seating. Be sure to stop in the next time you are out and about and say hello to the crew at FCBC.

This month, we are delighted to introduce you to a lovely couple who recently selected our destination as their venue. For more information on weddings or vow renewal ceremonies on the beach, visit
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This month, we'd like to introduce you to Collin and Delilah, who have an extra special tie to Mexico Beach. Delilah grew up in Port St. Joe, where her family owns the local printing company, and Collin's grandparents are Tom and Peggy Wood, proprietors of the Driftwood Inn. They had a beautiful beach ceremony and a wonderful reception at the Inn, where they danced the night away. Congratulations, Collin and Delilah!

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JUNE 8 & 22
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Come spend the morning at the Mexico Beach Farmers & Craft Market at Parker Park, located at 2500 Highway 98. Vendors will include produce, fresh jellies, one-of-a-kind crafts, and much more. Each market is sure to have new vendors, so be sure to come every time. If you'd like to be a vendor, sign up now. This market is put on by the Special Events for Mexico Beach, Inc.
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April 1-JULY 31
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Get ready to print those pictures and try your hand at our annual photography contest. The Mexico Beach 24th Annual Photography Contest is open for submissions until July 31. We welcome all photographs taken in Mexico Beach, past or present. We hope you will capture Mexico Beach through your "eyes" and enter our photography contest.
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June 21-22
Get ready to cast your line and reel in the big ones at the GollyWhopper Classic! This one-day fishing tournament promises thrilling competition, fantastic fishing, and the chance to win cash prizes. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting out, this tournament is for you. There is also a youth division, so be sure to register the kids!
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Mexico Beach is a Leave No Trace community, and we appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our beaches clean. Any items left on the beach unattended from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. will be removed and disposed of by the City of Mexico Beach. Items include, but are not limited to, tents and tent frames, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, toys, etc. Also, please fill in any holes before you leave and please remain off the sand dunes and out of the sea oats to ensure their continued nourishment. There are boardwalks and walking paths that can be accessed to reach the beach. Your assistance with these requests will keep our beaches beautiful and pristine. For full details on this ordinance or questions, click here or contact City Hall at (850) 648-5700.

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We publish this delicious dish with the compliments of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association cookbook (


4 6-oz. red snapper fillets
4 gourmet-style buns
2 Tbsp butter
Lawry's seasoned salt
Coleslaw (premade)


Cover both sides of the fillets generously with seasoned salt. Melt butter in a skillet. Place the fish in the skillet and cook until done. While the fish cooks, toast the buns in the oven. Place each cooked fillet on a bun and top with a generous helping of coleslaw. Enjoy!

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I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those little red knives.
-Billy Conley

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
-Isaac Asimov

How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand.
-Emo Philips

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
-Alice Roosevelt Longworth

You can always tell when a man's well-informed. His views are pretty much like your own.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
-Henry Kissinger

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.
-George Burns

As a child, my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
-Buddy Hackett

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
-H.L. Mencken

Say What?

This saying has been used to identify the location of something that is hidden, or it is used as an indication of where something can be found on a map. The saying has been around for quite some time. It is thought that this saying could be related to the locations of treasures that were used on pirate maps. The saying was introduced in 1883 in Robert Louis Stevenson's book, "Treasure Island." From then on, it has been used out of the realm of pirate maps and is a common phrase we still use today.



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