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Save Siesta Key group giving supporters a monthly social outlet

By John Morton

The Save Siesta Key incorporation group is mixing business with pleasure.

Once a month, it hosts a “Third Thirsty Thursday” event at different locations, providing music and snacks alongside updates on its effort to transition Siesta Key into becoming its own town.

Save Siesta Key ambassadors arrived at Turtle Beach in style, via the Siesta Key Breeze trolley. (submitted photo)

“We are building momentum by building a sense of community,” said Save Siesta Key board member Jodie Tierney as she handed out raffle prizes at a Sept. 15 gathering at the Turtle Beach pavilion.

The outing drew about 60 supporters, as did the first one in August that took place at the Siesta Key Wine Bar.

Next up is an Oct. 20 gathering at Spearfish Siesta Grille, followed by a Nov. 17 outing at Siesta Beach.

They begin at 6 p.m. and it’s bring-your-own beverage. The hosts do offer water.

“This is an extension of the group walks we had last winter,” said Tierney, referring to three separate marches both on the Key and in downtown Sarasota. “It’s far too hot for that right now.

“And this is a more relaxed setting. It’s a chance to socialize and keep in touch.”

Carlyn Bergoff-McClure (left) and Melanie Hensey show off some Save Siesta Key merchandise. (photo by John Morton)
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