Huzzah! A colorful pageant marched down Washington Street rrecently.. Avast, me hearties, it was some of St. Augustineâ€™s finest pirates delivering pizza dinner for the residents of St. Francis House. The three local Crews: Ancient City Privateers, Krewe of 13 and St. Augustine Swashbucklers also brought a bundle of booty (in the form of a check) to assist St. Johns Countiesâ€™ only emergency homeless shelter.
After serving dinner, laughter and fun, many from the group toured St. Francis House. Judy Dembowski, the Executive Director of St. Francis House, thanked the pirate captains for their generosity!
Last year, Get Yarrr Pirate On! raised more than $18,000 to help families and individuals facing the crisis of homelessness rebuild their lives.Â Â This year Landlubbers, solo Pirates, Wenches and Pirate Crews (organizations and groups) of all kinds are invited to join the fun. – Put on your pirate hat and get ready!
Are ye daring enough to take this challenge? To join the campaign, register as a Pirate, a Wench or a Pirate Crew by calling Special Events Coordinator, Karen Lundquist at 904-829-8937 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then have your friends, business associates and family vote for you with a donation to St. Francis House. Anyone can help by making a donation in the name of their favorite Pirate, Wench or Pirate Crew. The Pirate, the Wench and the Crew (Group) who gather the most booty will claim their prize on November 8th at The St. Augustine Pirate Gathering at Francis Field.
First prize for the crew gathering the most donations is 25 tickets for a Rum Runner Cruise aboard the Black Raven Pirate Ship!
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