Fernandina Beach, FL – The Amelia Island Last Leg Rally returns to Amelia Island on March 3rd and 4th 2012. The Rally was founded in 2009 to provide funding and awareness for the charity Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc. and to draw visitors to Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. New this year is the Battle of the Blues on Sunday, sponsored by the Amelia Island Blues Festival, whose inaugural event exceeded all expectations with performances by world class blues musicians.
Proceeds from the Rally’s events benefit Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc., (AAC) a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides no cost boating or fishing excursions to those with permanent physical and/or developmental disabilities, as well as those diagnosed with a terminal illness. With the continued support of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 of Fernandina Beach, AAC’s Veteran’s Benefit Program continues to fund excursions for qualifying disabled veterans with proceeds from the Veteran’s Poker Run.
It’s not the destination it’s the ride! The Amelia Island Last Leg Rally provides a plethora of activities to potential visitors heading towards Daytona Bike Week and locals alike. Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle, the Rally offers something for everyone. Bring your chairs and enjoy the entertainment!
The Last Leg Rally events begin with a Meet & Greet Kick-Off Party and Fish Fry on Friday, March 2, at the Kelly Pest Control Building at 1235 S. 10th Street in Fernandina Beach from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Tickets are only $6.00 and admission includes dinner, and live music by the Suzie Kite Band.
March 3rd and 4th bring a weekend of free entertainment. Opening Ceremonies at 9:30 Saturday morning features a “Table of Honor Veteran’s Tribute”, with guests from various military branches, an Honor Guard Display by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-1, and a military fly-over by the Dreamland Squadron and the Avenger Air Shows. Then, it is kick stands up at 10:00 AM for the Veteran’s Benefit Motorcycle Poker Run. A variety of vendors and a Motorcycle Show take place on Saturday while live bands perform at Wolf Park (Main Beach). Staged entertainment includes the Mike Hendrix Band of Hilliard, FL; Chasi Lynn and Country Wild from Chattanooga, TN; and DeFunk from Brunswick, GA.
“Blues Sunday” of the Rally offers a Battle of the Blues featuring MoJo Chillen of Jacksonville, FL; Kim Reteguiz & Black Cat Bones of Atlantic Beach, FL; and the Beech Street Blues Band of Fernandina Beach, FL. The Amelia Cruizers Car Club will present a display of vintage vehicles all day for the Last Leg Rally Car Show. If you can’t make the festivities, direct donations may be mailed to Anchors Aweigh Charters at P.O. Box 16655, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
For more information and full details, please visit LastLegRally.com