2017 Fernandina Pirates Club Scholarship

The Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. is calling for entries to their scholarship essay contest open to all Nassau County high school seniors. The gnarly scallywags offer two separate awards. One winner will be given some extra booty for college, and the other winner is chosen from the pool of students who enter the competition that have chosen to serve in our United States Armed Forces.

All contestants must submit a 750 word essay to the Pirates Club, by Monday April 10, 2017. The subject is to be about pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references. Eligible students may attend high school at home, in a public or private school, or in another county, but they must be a full-time resident of Nassau County, Florida.

The award for the college bound student is a check for up to $1,500.00 made payable to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance, and must be applied towards tuition and/or books. The winning entry for the student entering military service will receive a check for $500.00 upon completion of basic training. Proof of completion is required.

The winner(s) must be available to join the Pirates on Sunday, May 7, 2017 on the Waterfront Stage during the “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival” for a formal announcement, public relations photos and of course to grab the booty!

Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 17243
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

All entries must be submitted to the above address and post marked by April 10, 2017. For more information please visit FernandinaPirates.com.

Pirates, Pancakes and Pints

Pirates, Pancakes and PintsAvast ye, the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Held at the Applebees Restaurant in Fernandina Beach, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., costumed Pirate members will raise funds and increase awareness for the Fernandina Pirate’s community blood drives and the inaugural multi-genre festival, Amelia Con.

Join the Pirates for a fun-filled day by starting it off with filling rations of flapjacks, pork products, stirred eggs, coffee and juice for the incredibly low price of ten Sacagaweas or $10.00 per person. Gather ye crew of youngsters, and the young at heart landlubbers, and treat them to a Jolly Roger good time at Applebees, found at the corner of Sadler Road and 8th Street, Amelia Island, savvy? Tickets may be pillaged from Pirate members prior to the event or at the door.

Fernandina Pirates hold monthly blood drives where they suggest you “donate a pint before they spill one for you.” The pirates have two Amelia Island donation sites, alternating monthly: the Loop Restaurant parking lot and the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market on N. 7th Street in historic, downtown. You have the most precious resource of all – the ability to save a life by donating blood. Help share this invaluable gift with someone in need and donate with the Pirates on September 6th at the farmers’ market from 9:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Amelia Con also takes place on September 6th, at the Fernandina Beach Recreation Center and the Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach. A family friendly event, the convention will come alive with Pirates and other costumed players and fans celebrating their favorite shows, books and games. Tickets are $12.00. For more information visit AmeliaCon.com.

For more information about your local Fernandina Pirates Club, like them on facebook and visit FernandinaPirates.com.

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Where to Find Pirates at the 2014 Shrimp Festival

Where to Find Pirates at the 2014 Shrimp FestivalThe 51st Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival takes place May 2 – 4, 2014, on Amelia Island, Florida. This FREE, three day festival is full of entertainment, delicious shrimp dishes, a Kids Fun Zone, over 300 arts and crafts booths, antique exhibitors and of course, those gnarly Pirates!

Thursday May 1st, the weekend kicks off with a Pirate Parade that begins at 6:00 pm and runs through the heart of historic, Fernandina Beach. Floats, bands and walking entries will put on their best wench and pirate costumes to compete for the Pirate Parade Awards. As a finale to this parade, scores of Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc, members and their Swabbies (pirates in training) will take to the streets with their large pirate ship float, Amelia’s Revenge. Black powdered pistols, rifles and cannons onboard the ship are lit igniting the imagined chaos of the town being taken over by Pirates!

Friday evening the waterfront area of the Festival opens at 6:00 PM with live music, opening ceremonies, the parade awards and the crowning of the 2014 Miss Shrimp Festival. In the midst of the excitement is a Pirate Booth offering swords, hooks, pirate hats, patches, flags and more.

lowes-pirate-ship2014This year children are invited to build a pirate ship with a functioning “plank” and sails, thanks to the generous folks from Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores. But, soon after, as cannon fire and screams ring out in the night, the Pirates invade the town and take over the stage and subject the citizens to an amazing history lesson about their brethren. Then the much anticipated fireworks are shot overhead, lighting up the sky over the Amelia River followed by dancing in the streets to the amazing sounds of KTG until 10:30 PM.

Saturday morning the pirates can be found roaming the streets and in their booth as early as 9:00 am.

At 10:00 am, look for Pirates in the Kids Fun Zone for the Pirates in Training Contest (ages 5 and under) and the Little Pirate Contest (ages 6 and over), sponsored by Ann Teague Bonding Agency, Inc.

invasion-pirates-2014There will be an Invasion of the Pirates at noon, where they march through the streets from the waterfront to the courthouse and raise a Pirate Flag over Amelia Island.

The Best Dressed Adult Pirate Contest is G-Rated and open to anyone who dares enter. Sponsored by SearchAmelia.com, this fun and lively contest takes place near the waterfront at 12:30 pm where Pirates shine up their buckles and compete for cash prizes. This year, our guest judge will be Captain Edgar Hansen of the F/V Northwestern as featured on Discovery Channel’s #1 ranked show, Deadliest Catch

“Learn to be a Pirate”, a class for children led by members of the Fernandina Pirates Club, takes place at 3:30 pm in the Kids Fun Zone. Then they will pillage and plunder their way back through the streets to the waterfront stage to listen to platinum selling artist, Edwin McCain. The festivities of the Shrimp Festival end at 6:00 pm.

The action starts over again Sunday, at 10:00 am with Pirates in their booth trading their wares from around the world, mostly China, and nurse their wounds from the previous two battles. Now that the Island has been seized and is under control of the Pirates, they are free to roam the streets and frolic with the guests of the Festival. Pirates will be found witnessing the Blessing of the Fleet, and enjoying the Decorated Boat Parade on the Amelia River, and at 2:30 pm you’ll find many of them dancing to the Party Band of the South, The Swingin’ Medallions.

If you still haven’t attended “Learn to be a Pirate”, class will be in session two times on Sunday – at noon, and again at 3:30 pm.

pirates-bus-routeIf you take advantage of the Park and Ride shuttle system, Pirates can often be found at the bus loading and unloading zone within the festival; uncharacteristically offering to help you manage your packages, boxes, handbags, cameras, and wallets – while you board the bus.

You don’t want to miss the seeing the Fernandina Pirates at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival! Come partake of the shrimp, have some fun, enjoy the arts, crafts, and antiques, and dozens of playfully entertaining pirates!

Because many people enjoy coming to the Shrimp Festival dressed as pirates, please keep in mind that not all pirates are members of the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. The original, local Fernandina Pirates Club have been incorporated since the early 1970s. Pirate Club members are all volunteers and they each wear an identifying patch on their clothing. The Pirates Club is also an insured, not-for-profit organization in which both the City of Fernandina Beach and the Nassau County Commissioners have proclaimed as Goodwill Ambassadors to our Northeast Florida community.

Festival hours are Friday, May 2, 6:00 to 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 3, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; and on Sunday the festival is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about entertainment, contests and where to “Park and Ride” please visit ShrimpFestival.com.

There is NO admission fee to attend!

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Fernandina Pirates Club Announces the 2013 Royal Ball

Fernandina Pirates Club Announces the 2013 Royal Ball

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Fernandina Beach, FL – The Fernandina Pirates Club is excited to announce the upcoming Royal Ball to be held on June 15, 2013 at the Kraft Athletic Club (Ten Acres) on Amelia Island, Florida.

The Fernandina Pirates Club is a group of colorful and lively volunteers who have served the local community since 1973. Operating as a non-profit 501 (c) (7) corporation, the pirates conduct blood drives, hold a scholarship contest each year, entertain at ARC and the Council on Aging and support many other non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the Pirates Royal Ball will benefit our Adopt-a-Family Thanksgiving and Christmas programs, as well as benefit Joy to the Children.

Both Fernandina Beach and Nassau County boards of commissioners have proclaimed the Fernandina Pirates as their “Goodwill Ambassadors to the World” and you can always find them entertaining at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

You are invited to join the Pirates for an elegant evening. There will be brilliant costumes, a buffet dinner fit for King Ferdinand himself, performances from Island Tribe Belly Dance and live music. There will also be a silent auction at this BYOB, adult only event.

The doors open at 7:00 and the band plays your favorite dancing tunes from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20.00 each or $30.00 per couple from your favorite pirate or online at www.FernandinaPirates.com. Tickets sold at the door will cost $25.00.

If you cannot attend, please consider offering an item for our silent auction or a donation to be used as a door prize. Remember, all proceeds will go to help make the holidays a magical time of the year for your neighbors and the children of our community and your donations may be tax deductible.

For more information, please call Dee Adam at (904) 430-0020.

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HMS Bounty Comes to St. Augustine

HMS Bounty Comes to St. AugustineSt. Augustine, FL — The tale of the H.M.S. Bounty is perhaps one of the most infamous tales of mutiny on the high seas. And pirates in St. Augustine have become the stuff of legend.

This month, the two join forces for Pirates on the Bounty, an action-packed weekend of pirates and privateers in the Nation’s Oldest City, presented April 28 through 29 in conjunction with the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration.

A joint and discounted ticket to tour the H.M.S. Bounty and The Pirate Museum will be available at The Pirate Museum and on the museum website: www.thepiratemuseum.com. The ship will be open for tours on April 27 through 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the museum is open throughout the weekend from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

ADULTS: $18.99 ($22.99 value)
CHILDREN 5-12 YEARS OLD: $9.99 ($11.99 value)
CHILDREN UNDER 5: FREE

Known for the storied 1789 mutiny in Tahiti aboard the historic vessel, the current Bounty replica scheduled to sail into St. Augustine for the first time in history was built for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty with Marlon Brando, and has appeared in documentaries and films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

“This city is so rich in history,” said Tracie Simonin, director of the H.M.S. Bounty. “The Bounty has never been to St Augustine before and I like to bring the ship to new and interesting cities.”

The H.M.S. Bounty sails the country offering dockside tours on the history of sailing vessels from a lost and romanticized period in maritime history. And it will lend its towering presence to Pirates on the Bounty.

“This is a great opportunity to provide the community with a first-time, hands-on historic experience that ties in with its rich maritime and pirate history,” said Dana Ste. Claire, St. Augustine’s director of heritage tourism and historic preservation, and director of development for the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration.

Tours of the world-famous tall ship will kick off at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina at 111 Avenida Menendez. The Pirate Museum is located within short walking distance from the marina at 12 S. Castillo Drive, just opposite the Castillo de San Marcos.

“Mutineers and pirates are the perfect combination, especially for St. Augustine where centuries ago tall ships sailed in and pirates pillaged,” said Pat Croce, celebrity founder of The Pirate Museum and renowned pirate historian.

Opened in December 2010, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum features one of the world’s largest collections of authentic pirate artifacts, Florida shipwreck treasures and interactive fun, including the world’s only pirate treasure chest and Disney Imagineer-designed audio show. It was named a top national attraction by Budget Travel magazine.

“We’re excited to be a part of such an amazing weekend of pirates,” said museum executive director Cindy Stavely.

For more information about the H.M.S. Bounty, visit www.tallshipbounty.org or call (631) 584-7900. For more information on the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration, call (904) 825-1053.

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Fernandina Pirates Deliver Christmas Goodies

Fernandina Pirates Deliver Christmas GoodiesEach year the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. adopts several families over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in Nassau County providing seasonal cheer that might otherwise be missed in the homes of neighbors in our community.

These Scallywags set club records this year by adopting nine families for Thanksgiving and six for Christmas. The families are found through the Department of Family and Children’s Services C.A.R.R.T. program (Child Advocate Rapid Response Team) and are often the ones who slip through the cracks. That is Program Director Debbie Wormhoudt (on the left in the picture) and me, Public Relations Director and Adopt-a-Family Chair for the Pirates Club the morning of December 21st when we delivered Christmas Cheer disguised as packages, gifts and food.

When we took on adopting families for the Pirates I was insistant that we find an outside agency that can provide us with families that will benefit from our assistance. We don’t want a family that is milking the system, we want families that need a little help; help that we can provide so they can have a joyous holiday without having to skip paying a utility bill.

I have volunteered for many holiday efforts in our community over the past 20 plus years and there is nothing more frustrating than seeing the same families receiving gifts, foods and services from multiple agencies and organizations each year. Even worse is when these parents and caregivers have professionally styled hair and nails and are wearing clothing made more expensive by simply a brand name, yet the children are a wretched mess; emotionally and in appearance.

This year we provided gifts for 17 receipients and an additional two bags worth of groceries and household necessities including items Food Stamps won’t pay for, such as beer and cigarettes (Not really, I just wanted to see if you were paying attention). Additional items included sundries such as laundry detergent, dish soap and toilet tissue.

My daughter has grown up helping me shop every year for these families using wish-lists provided to us by C.A.R.R.T. and after December’s General Membership Meeting, the Pirates stay to wrap all the presents. We toss in bows to the bags of packages and attach tags with only the receipients name, leaving the From blank so the caregivers can fill those out as they wish.

I am very proud to be part of the Fernandina Pirates Club, a non-profit organization that truly reaches out to help others in our community. To learn more about the Pirates visit them online at www.FernandinaPirates.com.

Merry Christmas!

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St. Augustine Pirate Gathering

St. Augustine Pirate GatheringSt. Augustine Pirate Gathering is being held October 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2011 at St. Francis Field (next to the parking garage) in St. Augustine, Florida; Pirates will gather from near and far, too.

On Friday, from 9:00am until 4:30pm, there will be a live historical exhibit at the Spanish Colonial Museum De Mesa Yard on St. George Street. Florida history is taught to school groups with a fun twist that includes lessons in rope tying, sword fighting, and black powder safety. On Friday night, from 7:00pm until 11:00pm, there will be a Historic Pub Crawl through the streets of downtown. Dress in your best pirate garb and meet at the Drop Anchor Tavern at St. Francis Field for a night of rum and revelry.

Saturday brings the opening of the gates at 9:00am. There is a parade at 11:00am and a Pirate Land Battle scheduled for 12:30pm. Since it is Halloween weekend, the pirates will be sharing their booty of candy, coins, gems and beads with the wee ones after the Land Battle. A costume contest for the kiddies will be held at 3:00pm. The Thieves Market will be open until 8:00pm and there will be live music by some great performers.

The main tent will close to the public at 5:00pm for the Buccaneer Bash. The Bash is a privately catered gala for the best dressed pirates. Tickets for the bash are $35.00 each and can be found here . You can also reserve a table for $100.00. There will be prizes awarded for the best decorated table.

Sunday brings another day of music and fun. At 10:30am, there will be a Pirate Court and some of the rowdy pirates will be brought to justice. The festivities will continue until 5:30pm when “all pirates shall return to the high seas until next year when the fair winds blow them back ashore.”

The cost for admission to the St. Augustine Pirate Gathering is just a “buck-an-ear” for adults and children! More information can be found at www.pirategathering.com.

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Talk Like a Pirate in St. Augustine

Talk Like a Pirate in St. Augustine

Pirates Fashion N Fotos in St. Augustine is hosting a Talk Like a Pirate Weekend September 16 – 18, 2011. The weekend is full of events including sword fighting lessons, tours of the Pirate & Treasure Museum and Castillo de San Marcos, a Brethren Pub Crawl, and the 2012 Hot Pirate Babes Calendar launch party on Saturday night.

Tiger Lee, owner of Pirate Fashion N Foto, is also the creator of the Hot Pirate Babes calendar. For the past 6 years, Tiger has used his photographic talents to find the hottest pirates he can to feature in a calendar. Tiger discovered when he came to Florida that no one would put on a grand Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration because of hurricane season. He decided, “The devil be damned, what’s a little wind n’ rain fer a pyrate. Let’s have a Party!”

September 19th is the official date of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This “holiday” was created in 1995 by John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur and Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers, authors of books such as Pirattitude and The Pirate Life – Unleashing Your Inner Buccaneer.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.piratefashions.com or at Pirate Fashion N Foto, 26 Cuna Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. While you are there, check out the video for a full list of the events. (You may even see a familiar face!) There are single day or weekend tickets available. You can also choose to attend the Hot Pirate Babes Calendar release party separately for $45 each. This event includes dinner, Tiger’s famous Rum Cake, and all you can drink grog. You also get a copy of the calendar that you can have signed by the models at the party.

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Fernandina Pirate Club Blood Drive June 18th

Fernandina Pirate Club Blood Drive June 18thFernandina Pirates Club is hosting a blood drive for the Georgia Florida Blood Alliance on Saturday June 18th. The event will be held at the Chilis in Yulee, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

The Pirates Club was recently honored with the number two rating for an organization that produces the most usable blood for the Alliance in our region. So, who beat the Pirates on donations? It was the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Come on out Saturday and donate your blood to help save lives… and help the Pirates beat the Jaguars for donations!

Amelia Island for the Perfect Pirate Vacation

Amelia Island for the Perfect Pirate VacationWith the opening of the 4th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, there have been many articles and information about the movies and renewed interest in pirates. I read one such article entitled, Pirates of the Caribbean: 5 Places to Vacation like Captain Jack Sparrow, and I was disappointed to note that Amelia Island, Florida was not mentioned. Fernandina is definitely a great vacation spot for pirates!

The places that are mentioned are Port Royal, Jamaica, Tortuga, Haiti, New Providence, Bahamas, Newport Rhode Island, and Bath Town, North Carolina. Bath Town is notable for Blackbeard’s murder and the ruins of his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge just off the coast. The pirates of Amelia Island may not have Queen Anne’s Revenge, but they do have their parade ship, Amelia’s Revenge.

Amelia Island history has unfolded under eight flags including the French, Spanish, English, the Patriot Flag of the Republic of Florida, the Green Cross of Florida, the Republic of Mexico, American, and the Confederate. In 1817, Sir Gregor MacGregor and his men captured the island from Spanish defenders. Slave trading and smuggling were thriving trades. After MacGregor left, Luis Aury brought his armada to the harbor. He declared himself the ruler of the island and turned Amelia Island into a pirate refuge. It was also a location for buried treasure. The United States Naval force eventually ran Aury out of Fernandina, but that doesn’t mean that the treasures have all been found!

Another reason that Jack Sparrow should vacation on Amelia Island is its close proximity to St. Augustine and the Fountain of Youth. In 1513, on Don Juan Ponce de Leon’s expedition to locate the island of Bimini, they sighted land near the present city of St. Augustine and named it La Florida. The famed Fountain of Youth, the “spring that restores the youth of anyone that drinks from its waters” is still there today.

St. Augustine is also home to the pirate ship, Black Raven which will be offering a Seafood Dinner Cruise each Wednesday all summer starting on June 15, 2011. This is the perfect adventure for a pirate!

Finally, a pirate could not find better vacation weather. With abundant sunshine and a beautiful ocean breeze, it is always a perfect time to visit here. With so much to offer, how could a pirate not want to vacation on Amelia Island?

Pirate Night at the Jacksonville Suns [Video]

Pirate Night at the Jacksonville Suns Fernandina Pirates Club members invaded the Pirates of the Caribbean Night at the Jacksonville Suns baseball park bringing family fun to a downright affordable evening.

Now, if you have never been to a Suns game the park offers more than hot dogs, beer and baseball. Short entertainment boosts were included during pregame activities and at the bottom of every inning including the Jacksonville Sunbeams, a fly over by the Trauma One helicopter from UF and Shands, and of course… pirates!

Enjoy this video where the Pirates frolic on the field with their wenches, fire their black powder weapons, sword fight and even kidnap the Jacksonville Suns’ mascot, Southpaw!

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2011 Pirate Scholarship Presentation Video

2011 Pirate Scholarship Presentation

Judie Mackie, Alex Mazur and Marie Cumberland

Years ago, at the suggestion of Anne Teague, who sponsors the Little Pirate Contest at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Fernandina Pirates Club began presenting a high school senior who is a Nassau County, Florida, resident with a Pirate Scholarship through an essay contest.

This contest winner receives a littly booty, paid to the college of their choice, to help with their education expenses. As the program evolved over the years, the Pirates grew the scholarship fund to now include a $500 award to a military bound student as well. Upon completion of boot camp, the winner is awarded with $500.00.

While no military bound students entered the essay contest for 2011, they did have a winner for the college bound category. The Lady Judith (Public Relations Chair for the Pirates Club) and Naughty Nellie (Pirate Treasurer) presented Alexandra “Alex” Mazur with a check for $1,500.00 during the Shrimp Festival.

Alex will be attending the University of Florida, majoring in economics, with hopes of one day becoming a part of the senior management team at Walt Disney World!

Help the Pirates spread the word by telling members of the 2012 graduating class to enter the Pirate Scholarship Essay Contest. All they have to do is write a fiction or non-fiction piece about pirates or pirating, past, present or future.

The club guarantees a $500 award each year, but with the generous donations of our community including private parties and public appearances, these Pirates have been consistantly delivering a $1,500.00 scholarship each year!

For more information or to make a donation to the Fernandina Pirates Club, visit the website at FernandinaPirates.com or mail your check to: P.O. Box 1094, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32035.(Please include a note or write “scholarship fund” in the memo line of your check.)

Here is video of the presentation of this year’s Pirate Scholarship:

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Little Pirate Contests Shrimp Festival Video 2011

Little Pirate Contests Shrimp Festival

Little Pirate Contestants

Each year the Fernandina Pirates Club host the Little Pirate Contest. This year a new age group of five and under was added and sponsored by Wee Wallaby. Anne Teague Bonding Agency has sponsored the ages six and up category for many years and their support is appreciated!

These cute little pirates offer up a preview of what the Pirates Club members consider “recruits” as they are always looking for fresh victims and new members!

Trophies given to the winners are often bigger than the contestants and when it comes to the Pirates, all kids are winners!

Planning to enter your little loved-one in the 2012 contest? Gather ideas from this video of the 2011 Isle of Eight Flags Little Pirate Contests:

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Invasion of the Pirates 2011 Video

Invasion of the Pirates 2011

Image plundered from Cellutxt.com

Each year the Fernandina Pirates Club volunteers invade the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival under the cover of darkness on Friday night then again, on Saturday afternoon. This non-profit, charitable organization are Festival favorites and the invasion this year transformed local shrimp boat, Island Girl, into a pirate ship. Armed with black powder pistols, rifles and cannons, this ship to shore battle concludes with a family friendly skit on the main stage at the waterfront in Fernandina.

Shrimp Festival may be the biggest event of the year, but it is not the only. These Pirates host bi-monthly blood drives, offer their own scholarship to Nassau County seniors entering both college and the military and they participate in a wide variety of other local charitable events including Joy to the Children.

They can be found this Friday at the Sounds on Centre, Sock Hop from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on May 13th they will invade the Jacksonville Suns baseball game!

Keep an eye out – you never know where these fun-loving Pirates will show up next!

Here is video of the invasion:

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Jacksonville Suns 2011

Jacksonville Suns 2011Spring is in full swing in Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Suns will be in swing with their home season opener on April 7, 2011.

Baseball in Jacksonville is an affordable way to take the family out for some exciting entertainment. Tickets start at only $5.50 for kids and at Friday night’s home games the Suns light up a giant fireworks show after the game.

Mark you calendars now for the game on May 13th. This Friday night game features not just the fireworks show, but also the Fernandina Pirates Club! Be on the lookout, these Swashbucklers are set to invade the field with their entertaining antics, pirate ship and cannon fire! The game starts at 7:05.

For more information visit jaxsuns.com.

Jacksonville Suns 2011

Jacksonville Suns 2011

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